Life Space Crisis Intervention
June 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2015 : 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Casa Pacifica: 975 Flynn Road, Camarillo, CA 93012, us

Darlene Navarro, 805-366-4064

This course introduces a child and youth care method for nurturing insight and self-awareness in young people who are stuck in patterns of ineffective behavior.  Participants engage in case studies, guided practice, and group discussion about six specific behavioral patterns: displaced emotions, misperceptions, lagging social skills, bullying, impulsivity, and destructive peer relationships.  Topics include: how stress impacts the brain and learning, factors  that launch conflict into an ongoing cycle, listening and validation skills, the use of questions to increase self-awareness, and the stage so f effective intervention.

Course meets on the following days:

  • June 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2015

Course hours will be from 9a-3p with sign-in beginning at 8:30am on first day. Lunch will be on your own.

Please note: This course requires a minimum of 8 participants


Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families serves as a National Training Site for the LSCI Institute and maintains certified Senior Trainers on staff.


This course meets the qualifications for 30 hours of continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Licensed Education Psychologists (LEPs), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families; Provider 2522).

Nurses: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15108, 30 hours.

CAADE: Provider approved by the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators, Provider #; CP10 914 C 1113 for 30 contact hours.

CYC-P: This course meets the qualifications for 30 hours of continuing education credit for Child and Youth Care Professionals (CYC-P) as required by the Child and Youth Care Certification Board.  Content domain: Developmental Practice Methods

GHAs: Approved  by the California Department of Social Services for 25 hours of continuing education units for administrator recertification (Vendor GH 2000166-730-2; Course Number 166-1004-22683, 166-0509-22854, 166-0109-22855, 166-0109-22856).


Accessibility Requests

If you require assistance due to disability or other special needs, please let us know in advance so that reasonable accommodations may be made.




LSCI Certification Training
June 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2015 : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Woolaning Homeland Christian College: , Litchfield Park, NT 0822, au

Mark Freado, 614-783-6314

LSCI Full Certification Course
June 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2015 : 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Jordan High School: 500 Sunset Drive, Jordan, MN 55352, us

Joy Whitehead, 952-567-8228

Five-day LSCI Certification Training


Instructor:  Jodi Sorenson


Complete registration information is available at:  

Course registration will begin at 7:30 on Monday June 15, 2015


LSCI 5 Day Live Certification Course Graduate Credit Available
June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2015 : 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Niles West High School Skokie, IL (Chicago Suburb): 5701 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077, us

Mary Tax Choldin, 847-212-9268

Students in crisis, whether angry, manipulative, anxious, fearful or depressed, need skilled and caring adults who can help them disengage from conflict cycles and conduct problems.  Traditional crisis intervention relies on de-escalation, restraint, exclusion and zero tolerance to manage volatile behavior. Such methods may establish order, but these interventions alone do not help youth correct their chronic patterns of self-defeating behavior. LSCI focuses on these chronic behavior patterns that often do not respond to traditional behavior management.


The 45-hour workshop carries:

  • 45 clock hours (previously called CPDUs)*
  • 30 CEUs (approved by the NASW)
  • 30 hours for NCCs (approved by the NBCC)

The class will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Niles West High School from June 22-26, 2015. The cost of the workshop is $595, including registration and materials.  Three semester hours of graduate credit in special education or psychology are offered by Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD for an additional $300.


For more information or to receive a brochure on this workshop, please contact:

Mary Tax Choldin 847.212.9268 or

Kate Tax Choldin  847.508.1182 or

*This Clock Hour requirement is for Illinois. We will gather state-specific information for out of state participants.

5-Day LSCI Training
June 22, 2015

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sheppard Pratt Health System: 6501 North Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204, us

Abby Potter, 443-834-9720

5-Day LSCI Training (Contract Event) - Mark Freado
July 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 2015 : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Switchboard of Miami, Inc.: 7412 Sunset Drive., Miami, FL 33143, us

Mark Freado c/o Wendy Beukelman, 605-647-2532

5-Day Onsite LSCI training (contract event) for the staff of Switchboard of Miami, Inc. in Miami, Florida conducted by Mark Freado.

LSCI Full Certification
August 3, 4, 5, 6, 2015 : 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

August 7, 2015 : 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Gerard Academy - New Dominion School: 1111 28th Street NE, Austin, MN 55912, us

Danielle Theis Consulting LLC, 507-456-1346

This is a full certification LSCI training with space available!!

LSCI Certification Part 2: The Reclaiming Interventions
August 4, 5, 6, 2015 : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Perseus House, Inc.: 1511 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16501, us

Susan Miller, 814-480-5958

Prerequisite: Completion of online or live LSCI Certification Part 1: Introduction to Life Space Crisis Intervention. This three-day course builds on the theories, concepts and skills introduced in Part 1 of the LSCI Certification process. Part 2 provides full certification in the advanced skills of helping kids with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviors turn their crises into learning opportunities. Video training supplements and instructor modeling of the process will be used to enhance the learning experience. Through small group activities and realistic role-play scenarios, each participant will be given many “hands on” opportunities to practice the skills and intervention strategies of the LSCI process. Observation and feedback from peers and the instructors will occur throughout the training institute. This training is guaranteed to improve your professional skills regardless of your orientation. Upon completion of Parts 1 and 2, teachers can earn 35 hours for Act 48 credits. The full LSCI certification program has also been approved by the National Association of Social Workers and the National Board for Certified Counselors for 30 continuing education contact hours.

Full Certifcation LSCI Training
August 10, 11, 12, 13, 2015 : 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

August 14, 2015 : 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Gerard Academy - New Dominion School: 1111 28th Street NE, Austin, MN 55912, us

Danielle Theis Consulting LLC, 507-456-1346

This is a full certification LSCI training with space available!!