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CISM Training

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Training:

Brazzoni & Associates provides approved International Critical Stress Management Foundation Certification training in individual and group levels of CISM.  Crisis intervention 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.”

Crisis intervention is NOT psychotherapy.  Crisis interventions are typically done individually (one-on-one) or in groups.  It is recommended that individuals receive certification in the individual training before proceeding to the group training.

 

Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support Certification Training

This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual intervention. The audience for this class includes emergency services personnel, military, and business/industrial peer support personnel without formal training in mental health, as well as mental health professionals, who desire to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques (13 Contact Hours).  During this two day course, participants will learn:

  •  The concept of CISM as a comprehensive crisis intervention program.
  • The role of individual crisis intervention in the comprehensive CISM program.
  • Terms and concepts relevant to the study of crisis,  traumatic stress and crisis intervention.
  • Differential utilities of selected crisis communication techniques.
  • Psychological reactions to crisis and trauma.
  • SAFER protocol for individual crisis intervention and it’s role in comprehensive CISM.
  • Skills practice of individual crisis intervention.
  • Review of common problems encountered while working with individuals in crisis.

 

Group Crisis Intervention

This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, group intervention. The audience for this class includes emergency services personnel, military, and business/industrial peer support personnel without formal training in mental health, as well as mental health professionals, who desire to increase their knowledge of small and large group crisis intervention techniques (13 Contact Hours).  During this two day course, participants will learn:

  • The concept of CISM as a comprehensive crisis intervention program.
  • Terms and concepts relevant to the study of crisis, traumatic stress and crisis intervention.
  • The role of group crisis intervention in the comprehensive CISM program.
  • How to  manage both small and large groups at the scene of a incident.
  • How to provide post incident intervention to small and large groups
  • How to  manage both small and large groups at the scene of a incident.
  • How to provide post incident intervention to small and large groups

 

Booking and Fees:

We offer regular training in our Prince George office.  Fees include ICISF manual and certificate upon completion of the course.  Contact the office for dates for upcoming training and fees.

We can be contracted to provide a closed training for your employee group, or community, in our Prince George office or at your location throughout British Columbia (associated travel fees will be billed to the client).  Group fees are available on request.

For more information please contact Brazzoni & Associates at (250) 614-2261 or toll free throughout British Columbia at 1-866-614-2261 .