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List of Upcoming Courses

  • Group & Individual Crisis Intervention (GRIN) - Tri Cities, WA
      June 9-11, 2022                  SCROLL DOWN
  • Advanced Individual Crisis Intervention - Tri-Cities, WA
           June 22-23, 2022                             SCROLL DOWN
  • Advanced Group Crisis Intervention - Tri-Cities, WA
      June 24-25, 2022                 SCROLL DOWN
  • Disaster Relief Chaplain Training - Kennewick, WA
    August 26-27, 2022                SCROLL DOWN

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

 June 9-11, 2022 (0830-1700hrs)

$350 (OR $150 for Local Heroes!)

Tri-Cities, WA

Class Location: 2626 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick, WA

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

GRIN = (GRoup) + (INdividual).
This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses. 
It 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 “psychological 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. History, Research, and Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide one on one crisis interventions as well as several group crisis interventions, specifically crisis management briefings, 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.

Advanced Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support
June 22-23, 2022

$250 (Includes Textbook)
Tri-Cities, WA
Class Location: 2626 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick, WA

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
June 24-25, 2022
$250 (Includes Textbook)

Tri-Cities, WA
Class Location: 2626 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick, WA

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.


Disaster Relief Chaplain Training
August 26 (6-9pm) & 27 (8am-5pm), 2022
$50 (Includes Textbook)

@ Hillview Baptist Church, 1621 W 27th Ave, Kennewick,WA 99336

This two-day course helps to prepare pastors and laypeople to minister as Disaster Relief Chaplains with SBC Disaster Relief deployment. It is a required course for Disaster Relief Chaplains serving SBC DR and a great exposure to disaster ministry for anyone. See complete course description HERE