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Receive both core ICISF classes in a combined three-day format which saves you time and money
27 CEUs available for fire instructors through FCDICE
27 CEUs available for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Certified Master Social Workers through the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
No one knows the people in your agency better than you do. That means, no one is in a better position to provide support and assistance than you are. CISM training gives you the skills you need to be there for a brother or sister in need. Hosting CISM training at your agency is the most cost effective way to prepare your people to help one another.
Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention are the two core CISM courses offered through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). These two courses are taught in a combined 3-day format.
The cost of training is paid on a per student basis with no additional expenses to your agency (cost includes registration, materials, travel, fees, etc.). In fact, as a "thank you" for hosting, your agency will receive one free seat! Target class size is 20-30 and can include students from other agencies.
Training held in Florida costs $275 per student. For training held out of Florida, per student costs will need to be discussed due to additional travel expenses.
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”. This program is designed for teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques.
Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, the Group Crisis Intervention course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. 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.