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Training: Basic Group CISM Training

  • 11/11/2011
  • 8:00 AM
  • 11/12/2011
  • 5:00 PM
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 400 S. 13th St., Fort Dodge, IA

Group Crisis Intervention - Basic-level 1 CISM Training

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. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called "emotional first aid". This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of (and a specific protocol for) 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 outlines and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (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 and Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employer Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care and Traumatic Stress. No prior training required!

The course will cover:

  • 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)

Trainer: Linda Harms, International Critical Stress Foundation Instructor

Cost: $25.00/per person registration fee

Registration is on a first come/first served basis for the first 20 people.

Paid to Trinity Regional Medical Center-CISM Level I Basic training (CEU cost will be added at training location as appropriate).

Registration including the following:

Name, Address, phone and email address

Mail registration along with payment to:

North Central Iowa - CISM Team
Team Facilitator: Rev. Phil Somsen, M. Div. BCC
Trinity Regional Medical Center
802 Kenyon Rd.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Questions: Contact Phil at 515.574.6428 or somsenp@ihs.org

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