Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Date: November 11 & 12

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Locations:Tuality Health Education Center, 334 SE 8th Ave., Hillsboro

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About this class

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a method of helping first responders and others who have been involved in critical incidents that leave them emotionally and/or physically affected by those incidents. The CISM Group Crisis Intervention two day course specifically teaches crisis intervention and Emergency Mental Health skills such as Rest Information and Transition Services (RITS) after large scale traumatic incidents, defusing techniques and group interventions known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, the course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services.

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, participants will be provided the skills and tools to apply and facilitate leading individuals through crisis situations.

Target Audience: This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Healthcare, Mental Health, Spiritual Care, Disaster Response, Emergency Services and Employee Assistance with aptitude and commitment to serve on a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team for the benefit of co-workers who have experienced a critical or traumatic event while on duty.

Certification CEUs: Attendees who complete the two-day conference will receive a Certificate of Attendance and will be certified by the ICISF in Group Crisis Intervention.

*ICISF has received approval from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) to award General CEUs (continuing education units) for all courses taught by ICISF approved instructors. 14 Contact Hours; 14 CE Credits for Psychologists; 14 PDHs for EAPs; 14 CE Hours for Calif. MFT’s & LCSW; 16.8 Nursing Hours; or 1.4 general CEUs.