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Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention

Monday April 16

Blythe Island Baptist Church, 170 Cut-Off Road, Brunswick

The CISM GRIN CLASS: includes 2 basic certifications -Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support Crisis Intervention is NOT Psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. This two course series begins with Assisting Individuals in Crisis Intervention. The program is designed to teach crisis interventions it applies to assisting individuals in crisis, one person at a time. It does not teach group crisis intervention; although some of the skill sets contained herein are certainly applicable to group intervention. This program will teach advanced scenario-based crisis intervention techniques based upon an understanding of the basic crisis intervention concepts, principles, and tactics taught in the first assisting individuals in crisis program. Course Highlights: Natures & definitions of a psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention Nature and definition of critical incident stress management and its role as a continuum of care Empathic communication techniques Practice of psychological triage SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in s suicide scenario SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in a “follow-up” or referral scenario Risks of iatrogenic “harm” associated with psychological crisis intervention and will further discuss how to reduce those risks Principles of self-care -Group Crisis Intervention Designed to provide participants with the latest information on critical incident stress management techniques and post-trauma syndromes, the Advanced Group Crisis Intervention builds on the knowledge base which was obtained through the Group Crisis Intervention course and/or in publications. At the conclusion of this course, participants will have been exposed to specific, proven strategies to intervene with those suffering the ill effects of their exposure to trauma. Emphasis will be on advanced defusings and debriefings in complex situations. This course is designed for EAP, human resources and public safety personnel, mental health professionals, chaplains, emergency medical services providers, firefighters, physicians, police officers, nurses, dispatchers, airline personnel and disaster workers who are already trained in the critical incident stress debriefing format. It will also be useful for those working extensively with traumatized victims for various walks of life. This course requires previous training and experience. Course Highlights: Relevant research findings Managing complex group oriented crisis interventions Nature and importance of incident assessment Strategic intervention planning Comprehensive, integrated, systematic and multi-component CISM Concepts of enhanced group processes Significantly delayed interventions “Multiple incident CISD” Suicide of a colleague Small group crisis support sessions after a disaster


Blythe Island Baptist Church, 170 Cut-Off Road, Brunswick