Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI)

Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is an advanced therapeutic strategy for anyone who works with troubled and troubling children and youth. LSCI skills empower school staff to effectively intervene when confronted with repetitive patterns of self-defeating behaviors common in troubled and troubling students.

LSCI has become one of the most critical and successful intervention strategies for working with challenging youth. It is reality-based, clinically powerful and multi-theoretical. It integrates research validated psycho-educational management techniques into the intervention process.

LSCI is grounded in nineteen specific competencies for resolving conflict and reducing disruptive behavior. These competencies are based on the following themes:

  • Imported Problems;
  • Thinking Biases;
  • Skill Deficits;
  • Peer Manipulation;
  • Self-Depreciating Behavior; and
  • Antisocial Patterns.

Training Design
LSCI is a five-day intensive training experience. Video sequences, modeling of intervention skills, and structured small group activities are incorporated into the training. Participants will use the concepts in realistic role play situations and receive feedback from peers in a supportive environment. Daily reading assignments are required. Certification in LSCI will be awarded upon completion of a practical exam and demonstration.

Credits and Costs: Thirty CEU’s in counseling or social work are available through PEP. Payment is made by the participant to PEP for this training. Three graduate hours are available in psychology or education from Augustana College for an additional cost.

LSCI Brochure