Life Space Crisis Intervention

Life Space Crisis Intervention

Advanced reclaiming skills for children and youth involved in self-defeating patterns of behavior.

Life Space Crisis Intervention is a therapeutic strategy for using crisis situations as opportunities to help students learn alternatives to patterns of aggressive, disrespectful, or self-demeaning behavior. LSCI is being successfully used by teachers, counselors, alternative and special educators, mental health and juvenile justice staff, residential child care professionals, administrators, and others who deal directly with youth in conflict in family, school, and community. LSCI blends psycho-dynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and pro-social methods to develop powerful teaching and treatment interventions for our most challenging youth.

The course is a 5-day interactive experiential training including lectures, discussion, videos of actual interventions, role-playing, tutorial sessions, and outside readings and projects.  We can bring a trainer to you, or join us at an upcoming training.

Graduate credit in psychology or special education is available through Augustana University.

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Authors and Trainers

Mark Freado, MA in Counseling and MA in Forensic Psychology, is Director of Growing Edge Training, LLC, Westerville, Ohio. He has a forty-year career in mental health, education, social services, program development, leadership, and training. He served in direct care and executive roles with Pressley Ridge and as director of the American Re-ED Association. For over 20 years, he has been a key leader in developing the reclaiming youth movement including serving as Director of the International Training Network for CF Learning, a program of Cal Farley’s in Amarillo, Texas. He and J. C. Chambers co-authored The Art of Kid Whispering: Reaching the Inside Kid. He is also co-developer of Planning Restorative Outcomes, a strength-based assessment model and serves as an expert witness in juvenile justice hearings. He provides professional development and consultation to organizations world-wide.