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List of Upcoming Courses

  • Group & Individual Crisis Intervention (GRIN) - Ontario, OR - DEC 14-16, 2021     SCROLL DOWN
  • Group & Individual Crisis Intervention (GRIN) - Kennewick, WA - JAN 13-15, 2022        SCROLL DOWN
      (This is a Local Heroes Grant Sponsored Class)
  • Psychological Body Armor - Tri-Cities, WA - JAN 22, 2022                SCROLL DOWN
  • Advanced Individual Crisis Intervention - Tri-Cities, WA - MAR 1-2, 2022          SCROLL DOWN
  • Advanced Group Crisis Intervention - Tri-Cities, WA - MAR 3-4, 2022           SCROLL DOWN

  • Group & Individual Crisis Intervention - (GRIN)
    Emergency Services - Peer Support Training

    December 14-16, 2021 (0830-1700hrs)
    $350

    Ontario, OR

    Class Location: TBD

    This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses. It is contains the CORE CLASSES for Peer Support Team training.

    Peer Support is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute crisis 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 curriculum, 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.

     Complete course description can be found in our Course Catalog Page.

    NOTE: This class has limited registration. 

     

    Group & Individual Crisis Intervention - (GRIN)
    Emergency Services - Peer Support Training

    January 13-15, 2022 (0830-1700hrs)
    $350


    Kennewick, WA

    Class Location: TBD

    NOTE: Because of a Local Heroes Grant from GESA, this course is offered to emergency service personnel from Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla counties at the reduced rate of $150! Be sure to list your agency when registering.

    This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses.  It is contains the CORE CLASSES for Peer Support Team training.

    Peer Support is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute crisis 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 curriculum, 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.

     Complete course description can be found in our Course Catalog Page.

     

    Psychological Body Armor (PBA)
    Building Resilience for Adversity in Life

    January 22, 2022 (0830-1700hrs)

    $150  (Includes Textbook)

    Tri-Cities, WA

    Class Location: TBD

    This course is designed to aid you in building a personal culture of resilience and holistic health. Our unique approach is intended to help you learn to better manage the stress in your life in order to increase your potential for happiness, success, and even create a competitive advantage through the creation of what we call Psychological Body Armor ™. There is no “quick fix” in this program. It is not designed to be a “pop psych” feel-good course. Rather, this course contains facts and specific suggestions for actions you can take to enhance your personal resilience, all based upon the latest and most credible science.

    This course is an 8-hour live training.

    Learning Objectives

    Students will be able to:

      • Describe the nature of Psychological Body Armor ™ (PBA)
      • Recognize resilient attitudes
      • Use physical exercise to strengthen PBA
      • Use nutrition to fuel PBA
      • Use rest to recharge and restore PBA
      • Use interpersonal support
      • Understand how spirituality relates to PBA
      • Develop a PBA plan

     

    Advanced Individual Crisis Intervention
    March 1-2, 2022 (0830-1700hrs)
    $250 (Includes Textbook)
    Tri-Cities, WA
    Class Location: TBD

    Most psychological crisis intervention is done one person to one person, rather than in groups. These interactions may be face-to-face (in person or electronically), telephonic, via email, or even via text messaging. The SAFER-R model of individual psychological crisis intervention was developed to serve as a simple protocol or procedural guide to aid in conducting such individual psychological crisis interventions.

    This two day course builds upon, and is the logical continuation of, the basic ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS course. Using the SAFER-R framework as a platform, participants are introduced to scenario based variations of the model. Topics such as advanced psychological triage, grief,  suicide intervention, challenges in follow up and referral, and self-care are addressed. In addition, participants are asked to evaluate pre-recorded video examples of crisis intervention using the SAFER-R model.

    *Prerequisite: Assisting Individuals in Crisis (also known as Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support)

    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
    • Empathetic 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

     

    Advanced Group Crisis Intervention
    March 3-4, 2022
    $250 (Includes Textbook)

    Tri-Cities, WA
    Class Location: TBD

    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

    ICISF’s “Group Crisis Intervention” should be viewed as a prerequisite.