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Critical Incident Stress Management: Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention (NC-CISM-200)


This 4-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses.  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)
Date(s)  Mon. Aug 22, 2022 0800-1700 
Tue. Aug 23, 2022 0800-1700 
Wed. Aug 24, 2022 0800-1700 
Thu. Aug 25, 2022 0800-1700 
Location Rowan Cabarrus Community College South Campus
1531 Trinity Church Road, Concord NC 28027 
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Building/Room Room 106 
Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By Rowan-Cabarrus Community College 
Primary Instructor Burns, William 
Course Length
Course Hours 28 
Award Credentials
Equivalent Prerequisites
Maximum Participants 25
# Open Seats 3
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