The Courses

Courses currently available for registration:

Online CISM Training:  Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention: New Dates Coming Soon

$500 CAD.  Registration limited to 20 participants.

 

Online CISM Training:  Assisting Individuals in Crisis

August 18-19, 2021, 8:30am – 4:00 pm, MTN (Alberta) Time Zone.

Early Registration before July 1, 2021, $300 CAD.

Regular Registration between July 1, and August 2, 2021, $325 CAD.

Register now.

Group Crisis Intervention Online CISM Training:  June 1-2, 2021.  (8am-4pm EST).

$325 CAD.  ($175 as your second course with me) Registration limited to 20 participants.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE JUNE 1-2, 2021, COURSE

Click on the following courses for quick overview:

2-Day (13 contact hours) Assisting Individuals in Crisis

I recommend this as your first course in CISM.   Over 13 hours of class time you will learn basic skills to help people who have had a traumatic experience.  We will discuss not only what techniques can be used to help that person, but also some of the reasons why those techniques actually work. 

The SAFER-Revised model of crisis intervention can be used in professional as well as personal settings.  After you take this training, you will understand that you have been providing crisis intervention for much of your life.  Now with a new appreciation for the skills you already have, and an easy model to follow, you will be better equipped to help your peers and others deal with the unpleasant experiences that life has sent their way.

Program Highlights:

  • Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Basic crisis communication techniques
  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide intervention
  • Risks of iatrogenic “harm”

 This training may be eligible for CE credit. Check with your own professional association to confirm.

This two day course builds upon the content of the prerequisite course Assisting Individuals in Crisis.  Using the SAFER-R framework as a platform, participants are introduced to scenario based variations of the model.  Topics such as advanced psychological triage, grief,  suicide intervention, challenges in follow up and referral, and self-care are addressed.  In addition, participants are asked to evaluate pre-recorded video examples of crisis intervention using the SAFER-R model.

*Prerequisite: Assisting Individuals in Crisis (formerly Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support)

Course Highlights:

  • Natures & definitions of a psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Nature and definition of critical incident stress management and its role as a continuum of care
  • Empathic communication techniques
  • Practice of psychological triage
  • SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in s suicide scenario
  • SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in a “follow-up” or referral scenario
  • Risks of iatrogenic “harm” associated with psychological crisis intervention and will further discuss how to reduce those risks
  • Principles of self-care

Contact me if you are interested in this course.

Over the course of 14 hours together either online or in-person, I am going to help you understand how an unpleasant event may affect a group of people, and how you can help them.  This course builds on the Assisting Individuals in Crisis training and expands the application of the ICISF Model of Crisis Intervention.

Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, the Group Crisis Intervention course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.

Program Highlights:

Relevant research findings
Relevant recommendations for practice
Incident assessment
Strategic intervention planning
“Resistance, resilience, recovery” continuum
Interactive group crisis interventions
Informational group crisis interventions
Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
Reducing risks
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)Completion of “Group Crisis Intervention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses. This learning will be of benefit to any organization wanting to establish or maintain a peer support program and save a day of valuable staff time. The three days are intensive and successful participants will receive certificates for both Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention.  

The course requires 27 contact hours with the instructor over the three days.  This is why the in-person course typically runs from 8 am to 6 pm.

Please look closely at the times for this class since times may vary from other courses. Only those attending all hours of class will be issued certificates. Please plan travel accordingly.

Completion of “Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support” & “Group Crisis Intervention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (27 Contact Hours) qualifies as two CORE classes in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Please use the contact form  for pricing and additional information on this training.

This 3-day course combines the learning from the two critical incident stress management foundation courses, Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention.  This learning will be of benefit to any organization wanting to establish or maintain a peer support program and save a day of valuable staff time.

The three days are intensive and successful participants will receive certificates for both Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention.  The course requires 27 contact hours with the instructor over the three days.  This is why the in-person course typically runs from 8 am to 6 pm.

Read the official course description on the ICISF Website:

 

If your Peer Support or CISM Team has been trained and needs some refresher activities or exercises, get in touch with me to set up customized training for your organization. 

Group and individual training is available with customized scenarios specific to your workplace.  Training can be facilitated by one or two instructors as is appropriate to your group and need.

Visit the contact page to start planning your refresher training.