Initial Session:Non-Violent Crisis Prevention: De-Escalating Aggressive Behavior



Evidence-Based Protective Interventions’ Prevention Model is an evidence-based alternative to the more restrictive/restraint-based interventions in managing escalating or crisis situations. As a replacement to what was formally North Carolina Interventions (NCI), the program is approved for meeting NC mandating requirements regarding provider agency licensing and may meet the requirements of other states (check with your state agency licensing department). Using a combination of the most effective non-physical intervention techniques drawn from cognitive-behavioral, systemic, and anger & anxiety management perspectives, EBPI Prevention Model is designed to help anticipate and effectively manage individual and agency-based interventions. Pre-course exercises, reading links, and a post-test will be forwarded via email once you enroll. Appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, and other Mental Health Providers, EBPI helps keep the clinician, client, and provider agency safe and secure in our increasingly dynamic clinical environments.


  1. Provide a structural overview of how to identify and effectively respond to potentially escalating behavior in ourselves or clients.
  2. Identify sources of anxiety, anger, impulsivity from various therapeutic perspectives.
  3. Anticipate common issues or environmental conditions that may provoke or lessen the probability of escalating behavior.
  4. Formulate a personal and agency response plan to escalating or crisis situations.
  5. Ensure that the overall safety of clients and staff is maintained and considered of the highest priority.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, & LMFT

Content level: Beginner to intermediate to advanced

2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
OCDP Board # 50-29024
FCB # 5387-A

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to Intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 219
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
    • Lecture.1
      Initial Certification:Non-Violent Crisis Prevention: De-Escalating Aggressive Behavior

Jim C. Anderson, LPC, LCAS, CSAT, began his career working in inpatient psychiatric settings in both Maine and California-eventually serving as the Director of Outpatient Services for both psychiatric and substance abuse services. His focus shifted more directly into substance abuse work with a position as Clinical Director at Azure Acres in California, a founding residential facility of the Camp Recovery Centers-an organization which grew to become one of the largest provider of substance abuse services in the nation. In 2002, he relocated his young family to Davidson, NC, and took a position (and eventually partnered with his supervisor to own) two substance abuse education clinics in Charlotte and Mooresville, NC. He formed ‘Conscious Sense, LLC’ in 2008-a private practice in Cornelius, NC, which specializes in sexual addiction and partner trauma, spiritual growth & development, and integral therapy for individuals and couples. He has presented throughout his twenty year career, including audiences with the FBI, the NC Licensed Professional Counselors Association, several college/university settings, and regular CEU trainings with provider organizations in North Carolina.


Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 4:00-6:00