About CISM Courses
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is designed to help first responders deal with trauma one incident at a time, by allowing them to process the incident when it happens without judgment or criticism. The program is peer-driven and the people conducting the interventions may come from all walks of life, but most are first responders (Police, Fire, emergency medical services) or work in the mental health field.
Critical incidents are traumatic events that cause powerful emotional reactions in people who are exposed to those events. The most stressful of these are line of duty deaths, co-worker suicide, multiple event incidents, delayed intervention and multi-casualty incidents. Every profession can list their own worst-case scenarios that can be categorized as critical incidents.
Courses in CISM teach models of intervention, designed to help first responders quickly return to service.
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You can register and pay online or download the course registration form.
Pastoral Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention may be thought of as the combination of faith-based
resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention. Pastoral
crisis intervention represents a powerful addition to traditional community and
organizational psychological support resources. The purpose of this course is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral
interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be
effectively integrated. Chaplains, pastoral counselors, mental health
professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of faith-based
resources in healing should find this course of interest.