This is an authorized ICISF training. Sometimes called the Mitchell Method, this training is taught worldwide to help volunteer and professional firefighters, police, EMS, medical, military, transportation, pastoral, crisis and mental health personnel assist peers and groups following crisis and disaster.
Each participant receives a basic manual published by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and upon conclusion, a certificate of completion from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). This registered certificate can be used to show completion of basic CISM training requirements for many disaster, mental health and emergency agencies.
Who Should Attend:
Basic CISM training is open to any person, volunteer or professional, who wishes to know more about helping others deal with disaster, crisis or any serious situation. Whether you are a volunteer with a church, pastoral or medical relief organization; a civil employee, an employee or employer in the private business sector, or a licensed mental health professional, this course will help you gain a better understanding of disaster and crisis mitigation. CEU's available for LCSWs and LMFTs.
The ICISF recommends this class for anyone working in Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Human Resources, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, Transportation and Traumatic Stress.
From this course you will learn an integrated, comprehensive, multi-component, and organized approach for the reduction and control of the harmful aspects of stress due to exposure to distressing events such as: death or injury of a co-worker, exposure to traumatic incidents, threat of injury or death to self or others. Critical Incident Stress Defusing is one of the group of interventions included in this training. Other topics covered: pre-incident education, on-scene support, demobilization and debriefings. The curriculum and materials used in this course are approved by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).
Day 1 (8:00 5:00P)
· General, cumulative, critical incident stress and PTSD
· High risk populations: emergency services, military, other
· ‘Critical Incidents’ - death, injury, threat, terror, etc.
· Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) fundamentals
· Core intervention tactics
· Defusing of small groups
Day 2 (8:00 5:00P)
· Defusing Demonstration
· Essentials of group intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
· Assessing the need for CISD
· Factors which enhance CISD success
· Questions / Answers