Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Peer Support & Group Crisis Intervention

Requesting This Course:

  • This course is being offered at the following upcoming Regional Training. Click on the city name for further information and registration. San Diego, Pittsburgh, PA
  • For information on requesting this course for your organization through our Speakers Bureau program, please contact Terri Pazornick at terrip@icisf.org.
  • To check if this course is being offered by an Approved Instructor, search our Event Calendar.

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

Please look closely at the times for this class since they vary from other classes being offered at ICISF Regional Trainings. 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. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools 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, 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 PDHs for EAPs; 27 Contact Hours for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR 2.7 general CEUs from UMBC

Continuing education information listed is only applicable when attending an ICISF Regional Training.