This course provides a combination of a theological paradigm and a mental health framework for acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to respond appropriately to people in crisis. The course material will focus on a holistic pastoral care model as it relates to various kinds of trauma that people experience in crisis situations. The concept of critical incident stress management (CISM) will be presented and participants will have opportunities to explore the role  that crisis intervention plays. Pastoral care in other crisis situations including: suicide, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, spiritual crisis, family violence and abuse will be discussed.