The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Emergency Health Services in partnership with the UMBC Training Centers is now offering certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). This is the world’s first university-based certification in the field of CISM and psychological crisis intervention.
The goal of the certification is to foster improved knowledge about crisis intervention and disaster response from the CISM perspective. In doing so, it is hoped that research and practice shall be enhanced. The certification is exam-based, delivered online and using an open-book format. ICISF approved instructors may want to be among the first to earn the UMBC Certification.
Details are available at cism.umbctraining.com.
The first step to prepare for the certification exam is to take two core ICISF courses, Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention.
The authors of those two courses, Dr. George Everly and Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell, have created a manual to help people prepare for the exam. CISM: A Study Guide is a knowledge review manual and specifically helps people prepare for the UMBC CISM Certification Exam.
CISM: A Study Guide is available for purchase for $55.00 USD by contacting the ICISF at firstname.lastname@example.org. This manual is available regardless of whether or not the purchaser intends to seek certification.
Questions about the exam should be directed to cism.umbctraining.com.
Inquiries about CISM: A Study Guide and an order form to purchase should be directed to the ICISF by emailing email@example.com.