Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is an advanced, interactive therapeutic strategy for turning crisis situations into learning opportunities for children and youth with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviors. LSCI views stressful incidents as opportunities for learning, growth, insight, and change.

Our non-physical intervention program combines evidence-based practice with the most up-to-date brain research and principles of trauma-informed care, offering a multi-theoretical approach to behavior management and problem solving. LSCI provides professionals with a roadmap through conflict to desired outcomes using crisis as an opportunity to teach and create positive relationships with youth.

Starting this August, Part 1 of the LSCI certification will be available as an online course for the first time ever!  The online Introduction to LSCI provides in-depth instruction in the fundamental skills of LSCI, including:

  • The differences in psychological worlds between helping adults and kids under stress
  • The impact of chronic stress and traumatic events in the lives of young people
  • The brain’s role in driving repetitive and predictable patterns of self-defeating behavior
  • Helping kids bring language to emotion and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  • The LSCI Conflict Cycle
  • Effective interviewing skills
  • The six most common patterns of self-defeating behavior
  • How to conduct a complete Red Flag reclaiming intervention

For more information on LSCI Training opportunities in your area or to find out more about the online Introduction to LSCI, please visit or e-mail