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Vantage Point Consulting is registered with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) to provide Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training and certification.

Group Crisis Intervention

Who this course is for

Designed for anyone in the field of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, Social Services and Traumatic Stress.

What you’ll learn

In partnership with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), the core elements include a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum.

  • Prepares participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services.
  • Ability to handle demobilization, defusing and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).

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This course is 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 skills 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, Social Services, Spiritual Care and Traumatic Stress.

Program Highlights:

  • Relevant research findings
  • Relevant recommendations for practice
  • Incident assessment
  • Strategic intervention planning
  • “Resistance, resilience, recovery” continuum
  • Large group crisis interventions
  • Small 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.

Continuing Education Information:
Two-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 14 Contact Hours; 14 CE credits for psychologists; 14 PDHs for EAPs; 14 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR 1.4 General CEUs from UMBC

Price: $245.00 (includes class materials and certification)
Training and certification are free if you belong to the sponsoring organization (see dates below).

Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention (combined course)

Who this course is for

Designed for anyone in the field of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, Social Services and Traumatic Stress.

What you’ll learn

This three-day course combines all content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses. Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy, rather a specialized emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training.

  • Ability to provide “emotional first aid” in times of crisis.
  • Ability to handle demobilization, defusing and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).

You may also need to know

Completion of “Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support” and “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.

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This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses.

Please look closely at times for this class since they vary from other classes offered at ICISF conferences. Only those attending all hours of class will be issued certificates. Please plan travel accordingly.

Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”.

This combined course is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum. Instructors will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both individuals and groups. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and skills 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, Social Services, Spiritual Care and Traumatic Stress.

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
  • Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide intervention
  • Relevant research findings
  • Large group crisis interventions
  • Small group crisis interventions
  • Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

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.

Continuing Education Information:
Three-Day Course: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 27 Contact Hours; 27 CE Credits for Psychologists; 27 PDHs for EAPs; 27 Contact Hours for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR 2.7 general CEUs from UMBC

Price: $350.00 (includes class materials and certifications)
Training and certification are free if you belong to the sponsoring organization (see dates below).

 

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