The Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention specialization examines theories and strategies to respond to the initial basic needs of a community in an emergency situation and how to assist victims and their caregivers after the initial crisis has passed. Students will study skills and practices specific to crisis counseling, including theories of crisis intervention and models for working with different populations. They will examine the actions and behaviors that follow a disaster; learn how to address stress, coping, and adjustment difficulties; and study psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Students will explore a crisis from a community and regional level and gain experience by designing a crisis plan to prepare for future emergencies. In this specialization, students also address the psychological impact of terrorism on communities.