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CISM Training

CISM Training: Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention ICISF Group & Individual (GRIN)

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CISM Training
CISM Training

Time and Location

Jun 21, 2019, 8:00 AM – Jun 23, 2019, 5:00 PM

Arizona Department of Public Safety, 2222 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85009, USA

About the Event

Cost: $395/person

Three-Day Course: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Continuing Education Information:

  • 27 Contact Hours
  • 27 PDHs for EAPs
  • 27 Contact Hours for National Certified Addiction Counselors;
  • Or 27 general CEUs from UMBC Training Centers

Please email if you have questions.

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

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 “Assisting Individuals in Crisis” & “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.

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.

About the Trainer:

Dr. Silveria is an adjunct professor at National University, Costa Mesa campus. She also teaches at Cerritos College. She has co-presented at EMDR conferences in the United States and Canada on EMDR therapy with Law Enforcement. She has worked many critical incidents nationally and internationally (Hurricane Katrina, Haiti), providing CISM and EMDR therapy after natural and manmade disasters. She recently returned from Uganda, Africa, where she trained a number of therapists in EMDR therapy from the UPDF.

Deb Silveria, Ph.D. is both a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1993. She has a private practice in Costa Mesa, with a focus in trauma and grief counseling with children, adolescents and public safety personnel. She is an EMDR therapy trainer for Tapia Counseling & Psychological Services. She is also a member of the Counseling Team International (TCTI), an EAP that provides CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) services and trainings with Public Safety Personnel. She runs TCTI’s trauma recovery retreat for public safety personnel who have PTSD incorporating EMDR therapy, yoga, and equine therapy. She is also an EGALA certified equine therapist.

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