ICISF APPROVED COURSES – Continuing Education Credits

ICISF offers high-quality courses in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health. You may use these courses to fulfill program requirements for ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training and Continuing Education.

Why choose us?

There are many instructors for Critical Incident Stress Management Courses but very few have the experience and background that we have.  Lead instructor, Val O’Leary has been in Emergency Services for over 20 years and brings an experienced and comprehensive approach to First Responders and others who need skills to help in their line of work.

Our key component of the program is one that addresses: resistance to potential psychological harm, resilience to return to functioning after being exposed to a critical/traumatic event and navigating through resources, if needed.

Emergency Services organizations and others who are trying to find ways to help their employees will find a wealth of knowledge and experience from us and we will help you navigate/create your own in-house teams.  Why reinvent the wheel when most of the work is done!!!

INDIVIDUAL CRISIS INTERVENTION 

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 for teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention.This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques 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.

GROUP 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 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.

FREE PRESENTATIONS:

Compassion Fatigue Workshop – How to recognize it in yourself and others!

Education and Awareness Workshop – Building coping and resiliency skills before/after a critical/traumatic event.

Healing Circles – A cultural, tradional group session on caring and building support within the circle.

Need something else?  Please contact us at cismforcommunities@gmail.com