Non-Violent Crisis Prevention: De-Escalating Aggressive Behavior


(This training offers BOTH CE credit hours as well as an annual renewal if needed)


Evidence-Based Protective Interventions (EBPI) is a comprehensive training model that offers two and four two-hour training webinars. This two-hour training includes supplementary materials and serves as a general overview/review of fundamental intervention techniques, coupled with an emphasis on the unique and changing needs of your clinical environment (whether you work in an individual practice or group/organizational environment).  Additionally, this training is approved by the State of North Carolina for annual renewal certification requirements, if applicable to you.

 EBPI Prevention is an evidence-based alternative to the more restrictive/restraint-based interventions in managing escalating situations.  As a replacement to North Carolina Interventions (NCI), the program is approved by the State of North Carolina for mandated organizational requirements and may meet the requirements of other states.  Using a combination of the most effective non-physical intervention techniques drawn from Cognitive-Behavioral, Systemic, and Anger/Anxiety Management perspectives, EBPI is designed to help anticipate and apply individual and agency-based interventions. 

Appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, and other Mental Health Professionals, EBPI Preventions helps keep the clinician, client, and organization safe and secure in our increasingly dynamic and risky clinical environments.


  • Review the overall structural overview of how to identify and effectively respond to potentially escalating behavior in ourselves or clients.
  • Identify sources of anxiety, anger, impulsivity from various therapeutic perspectives that may have occurred within the preceding year.
  • Anticipate common issues or environmental conditions that may provoke or lessen the probability of escalating behavior.
  • Formulate a personal and agency response plan to escalating or crisis situations.
  • 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

2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP BOARD # 50-29024
VA Commercial Vendor # 813353387-01

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 26
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
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      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.


Tuesday, May 25,  2021 at 4:00-6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)