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List of Upcoming Courses

  • Pastoral Crisis Intervention Training - Newport. OR
    January 5-7, 2023                SCROLL DOWN
  • Group & Individual Crisis Intervention "GRIN" - Tri-Cities, WA
      January 25-27, 2023               SCROLL DOWN

Pastoral Crisis Intervention (I & II) Training
January 5-7 (8:30am-5:00pm), 2023
$375 (Includes Textbook)

NOTE: Cost is only $100 for the first 20 members of Lincoln County, OR Faith Based Organizations

Sponsored by the Lincoln County Long-Term Recovery Group - Contact HERE for rate questions

Oregon Coast Community College (Rm CC-140) Newport, OR

Pastoral 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.   This course builds on the foundations of ICISF’s “Pastoral Crisis Intervention” class. More specific advanced concepts and specific field applications where pastoral crisis intervention is applied will be covered.

 Program Highlights

  • Crisis intervention, CISM and PCI
    Risks and potential adverse reactions
    Advance topics in assessment
    Principals of spiritual first aid
    PCI with those expressing theodolitic concerns
    The incident management system (IMS)
    PCI with those expressing suicidal ideation
    PCI with those in acute bereavement
    Principles of death notification
    Principles and practices associated with self-care

Group Crisis Intervention &
Individual Crisis Intervention "GRIN"

$350 Includes Both Textbooks
(100% Scholarship Available for Law Enforcement Personnel)

January 25-27, 2023

Tri Cities, WA
Class will be held at Kennewick Police Department, 211 W. 6th Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336

This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses. This is the foundational training for Public Safety PEER SUPPORT.

Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it 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”. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curricul9-21um, 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)

Completion of “Assisting Individuals in Crisis” & “Group Crisis Intervention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (27 Contact Hours) qualifies as two CORE classes in ICISF’s