A Global Mass Traumatic Event: Considerations for Critical Incident Stress Debriefing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Global Mass Traumatic Event: Considerations for Critical Incident Stress Debriefing During the COVID-19 Pandemic   Primary Author: Jason Walker Psy.D., Ph.D., CCAC Adjunct Professor, University Canada West (Canada) Miranda Phillips, Ph.D. Dean, Lamar Institute of Technology (USA) Andjelka Stones, Ph.D. Distinguished Adjunct Professor, NorthCentral University (USA) Sandra Harris MA Hereditary Chief, Indigenous Trauma Specialist (Canada) Introduction We have faced … Read More

Stress Management for the Trauma Service Provider

This important course is for all who work with traumatized people. Explore the “Stress Continuum,” the levels of stress including eustress (i.e., beneficial, motivating stress), traumatic stress, burnout, countertransference, compassion fatigue or secondary PTSD, and vicarious traumatization which may occur as a result of helping others. A discussion of coping strategies for those who work with traumatized children will also … Read More

Stress Management for the Trauma Service Provider

Requesting This Course: For information on requesting this course for your organization through our Speakers Bureau program, please contact Millie Morehouse at [email protected] To check if this course is being offered by an Approved Instructor, search our Event Calendar. Course Description: This important course is for all who work with traumatized people. Explore the “Stress Continuum,” the levels of stress including … Read More

News of Note

Kelly Hall

Crises affect the long term mental health of those in workplaces with high exposure. Help each other! Study Pinpoints Five Most Likely Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress in Police Officers In times of profound unease, crisis intervention services save lives A 911 dispatcher shares his journey with vicarious trauma and burnout Veteran guides others with PTSD to avoid suicidal thoughts

SHINE (Supporting Health in Negative Events) – CISM at Beacon Health Care from a systems & personal perspective

SHINE (Supporting Health in Negative Events) – CISM at Beacon Health Care from a systems & personal perspective By: Kelley Kurtz, Beacan HCS, Manager of Risk Management, Huntington Beach, CA Rev. Heather McDougall, BCC Attempting to launch a new program of any type can be a challenge, especially in health care where things are always changing at light speed. Launching … Read More

Approved Instructor Candidate Program Descriptions & Prerequisites

Advanced Assisting Individuals in CrisisCrisis Intervention is NOT Psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. This program is the second in a two course series entitled Assisting Individuals in Crisis Intervention. The program is designed to teach crisis interventions it applies to assisting individuals in crisis, one person at a time. It … Read More

A PRIMER ON CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT (CISM)

George S. Everly, Jr., Ph.D., C.T.S. and Jeffrey T. Mitchell, Ph.D., C.T.S. The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation As crises and disasters become epidemic, the need for effective crisis response capabilities becomes obvious. Crisis intervention programs are recommended and even mandated in a wide variety of community and occupational settings (Everly and Mitchell, 1997). Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) represents … Read More

Compassion Fatigue

Course Description: Compassion fatigue is known to professionals by many names – secondary victimization, secondary traumatic stress disorder, vicarious traumatization. It is, simply expressed, a byproduct of care giving. The more intense and personal care given, the more vulnerable the care giver is to compassion fatigue. Professionals who work with severely traumatized individuals are at high risk. Family and friends … Read More