Social work credits are available at no cost to attendees.

The CIAP accepts credit card payments for a $10.00 fee.

2024 Conference Brochure


The Crisis Intervention Association of Pennsylvania was organized in 1973. It is an Organization with a broad range of members including Professionals, Physicians, Crisis Intervention Workers, Disaster Responders and people who merely have an interest in the field of Crisis Intervention or Mental Health Emergency services.

The mission of the Association is to promote and enhance quality crisis services for individuals, families and the communities in Pennsylvania. The Association will provide a forum for open communication between crisis intervention providers and other mental health professionals statewide. The Crisis Intervention Association acts as an advocate by providing a unified voice, at both the state and regional levels by participating and helping influence the development of legislation and regulations which impacts crisis intervention services.

The Association strives to provide and promote opportunities for crisis intervention, education, training and annual conferences.

The Association currently meets quarterly.

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Patrick Morrison, President

Marlin Rose, Vice President


 Kim Hall, Treasurer


Scott Pino, Secretary

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The 3rd Annual Kingfish Memorial Scholarship is now open for nominations. Submit your nomination form by October 31, 2019.

What People Are Saying

“The Crisis Intervention Association of PA’s annual conference is one of the better among all of the states as they bring in all levels of expertise from the front lines to the state administrators-people with real experience and much expertise around planning, operations and training as well as lessons learned. This is an annual conference that is worthwhile consistently.”

April Natural, Traumatic Stress Specialist, ICF International

“Crisis Intervention Services and other emergency services are often the first or only contact for local community members seeking information or access to behavioral health services. Additionally, these services act as a safety net for community emergencies and provide access for other community members with long standing mental illnesses. The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services have asked the CIAP to engage with them in building a high quality system of crisis and emergency services across the Commonwealth. The CIAP has brought its diverse membership and talent to assist in determining the “state of the state”, assist in policy development and identify best practices.”

– Joan Erney
Former Deputy Secretary of Public Welfare