PICs Pathways in Crisis



ACEs in Group Therapy Tier 5 engages learners in discussions on how ACEs may manifest and present in group therapy sessions, examining the various ways in which individuals’ experiences of ACEs can impact their participation, dynamics, and healing processes within a group context. Additionally, learners will delve into the protective factors that can mitigate the negative effects of ACEs, both at the individual and collective levels.

Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue – Challenging Clients and/or Professionals Tier 5 examines how interactions with difficult or resistant clients can contribute to compassion fatigue. The learner will also focus on establishing boundaries and separating personal life from professional life to ensure self-care and prevent burnout. Learners will explore practical approaches to navigate personal challenges, such as divorce, personal recovery, and the ability to switch off from work-related thoughts while off-duty.

Crisis NOW/Crisis Response System

Psychological First Aid Tier 5 focuses on the 8 core actions of Psychological First Aid (PFA) for building resilience in individuals facing crisis or adversity. Learners will aquire a knowledge of practical strategies and techniques to provide immediate emotional and psychological support to those in need.

Cultural Considerations

Cultural Considerations in Group Process Tier 5 focuses on the critical assessment of cultural considerations in group therapy and the importance of cultural awareness in therapeutic interventions. Learners will acquire a skill in how to recognize and address cultural factors that influence group dynamics, individual experiences, and therapeutic outcomes. This presentation will emphasize the significance of cultural competence in promoting inclusivity, understanding, and effective therapeutic relationships.


Self-Care Activities Tier 5 initiate a journal or group discussion focused on supporting peers in their application of self-care. The learners engage in conversations about various topics related to self-care, which serve as the basis for generating discussions within the group. The primary objective of this activity is to explore ways in which individuals can provide support and assistance to their peers in their pursuit of self-care.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Engagement Tier 5 focuses on effectively engaging individuals who display behavioral signs and other invitations to intervene. Material presented will help learners understand strategies for building rapport, establishing trust, and initiating safety planning which emphasizes the crucial element of restricting access to lethal means. Additionally, the presentation introduces the Zero Suicide framework, highlighting the “Engage” component, which underscores the importance of active and compassionate engagement with individuals at risk.


Intergenerational Trauma Tier 5 explores the complex and pervasive phenomenon of intergenerational trauma, exploring its origins, manifestations, and impact on individuals, families, and communities. This presentation will address strategies for healing and resilience, exploring interventions, community-based approaches, and culturally responsive practices that can contribute to breaking the cycle of intergenerational trauma and fostering well-being.