CISM: Practical Review and Update

Course Description:

Staying current with your profession is not only tactically wise, it’s an ethical obligation we have as we touch the lives of others who are in extreme distress. This ICISF provides a thoughtful and stimulating review and update of the information and skills in the field.

Program Highlights:

  • Differentiate among types of critical incidents
  • Determine the link between critical incidents and psychological crises
  • Define and identify types of crisis interventions
  • Study the effectiveness of crisis interventions
  • Define CISM and the core factors of CISM
  • Determine the key elements of developing a strategic plan for CISM
  • Apply strategies to identify who needs assistance and the interventions necessary
  • Study the effectiveness of CISM
  • Discuss the importance of empathy in a crisis intervention
  • Identify different empathy techniques
  • Apply a technique to a crisis situation
  • Identify the three groups of survivors in a crisis response
  • Identify the categories of the crisis responses with delineations of distress versus dysfunction
  • Examine chemical foundations and key features of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Examine the SEA-3 mental status assessment
  • Identify Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and determine how crisis intervention fits into Maslow’s theory
  • Discuss the stages of the SAFER-R Model for crisis intervention and intervention techniques
  • Integrate the CCDR Model with the SAFER-R Model
  • Determine how to respond to and support a person in crisis using the CCDR and SAFER-R Models
  • Discuss the importance of informational interventions
  • Compare and contrast two group informational intervention methods – RIT and CMB
  • Identify purposes of interactive group crisis intervention
  • Explain the purpose, use, and segments of defusing
  • Explain critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) and its phases
  • Review the most appropriate group formats for crisis intervention
  • Define and identify symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout
  • Determine common causes of these conditions
  • Study factors to foster resilience among interventionists

Course Length: 1 Day (7 Contact Hours)

Intended Audience:

This program is designed for CISM providers that want to update their knowledge to ensure that they are aware of the latest information and best practices in this field.

Prerequisites: Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention courses