CISM - Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support and Group Crisis Intervention – Combo Course
Date and Location:
Dates: July 13, 14, & 15, 2012
Time: Approx. - 8:00am - 5:30pm each day
Location: Regent University, Classroom Building Rm 228
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This 3-day course combines all of the content of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation's Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support and Group Crisis Intervention courses. Crisis Intervention and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) are NOT intended to be psychotherapy. Crisis intervention is sometimes referred to as 'emotional first aid' and is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. The core elements of this comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual and group crisis intervention. Participants will be prepared with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis intervention techniques and a wide range of crisis intervention services. Group techniques include demobilizations, defusing, and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).
The most commonly experienced crisis reactions, as well as the risks of iatrogenic "harm" and adverse outcomes associated with crisis intervention will be explored. Concepts taught include the resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum and strategic intervention planning. Basic crisis communication, suicide intervention, and the SAFER-Revised model are techniques that will be taught during this course. Relevant recommendations for practice and research finding are reviewed.
Participants will receive the ICISF workbooks and certificates for both classes. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) and group crisis intervention techniques. Those working in Crisis or Disaster Response, Emergency Services, Law Enforcement, Schools, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, Health Care, Business & Industry, and Traumatic Stress are encouraged to attend.
Mental Health Professionals, Crisis & Disaster Responders, Police, Fire, EMTs, Law Enforcement, Dispatchers, Clergy, Chaplins, Ministers, Pastoral Counselors, Military, Emergency Room Personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Employee Assistance Programs, and School Personnel
The overall objective of this course is to create competent crisis responders through a comprehensive, integrated, multicomponent, systemic approach to critical incident stress management.
The ICISF Combo course is designed to help participants:
- Define psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention.
- Describe key issues and findings of evidence-based and evidence-informed practice as it relates to psychological crisis intervention.
- Apply the resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum.
- Define and explain the nature of critical incident stress management and its role as a continuum of care.
- Practice basic crisis communication techniques.
- List the common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions, including empirically-derived predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder.
- Use the putative and empirically-derived mechanisms of action in psychological crisis intervention.
- Practice the SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention.
- Explain how the SAFER-Revised model may be altered for suicide intervention.
- Explain and discuss the risks of iatrogenic "harm" associated with psychological crisis intervention and plan how to reduce those risks.
- Describe the procedures for organizing a demobilization.
- Describe and practice the procedures for conducting a Crisis Management Briefing.
- Describe and practice the procedures for conducting a Defusing.
- Describe and practice the procedures for conducting a Debriefing.
- Everly, G. S., Jr. (4th Ed). (2006). Assisting individuals in crisis. Ellicott City, MD: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
- Flannery, R.B., Jr. (1994). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The victim's guide to healing and recovery. New York: Crossroad Press.
- Friedman, M.J. (1991). Biological approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 4, 67-92.
- Mitchell, J. T. (4th Ed). (2006). Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): Group crisis intervention. Ellicott City, MD: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
- Olsen, O., Middleton, P., Ezzo, J., Gotzsche, P.C., Hadhazy, V., Herxheimer, A., Klwijnen, J., and McIntosh, H. (2001). Quality of Cochrane reviews: Assessment of sample form 1998. British Medical Journal, 323, 829-832.
- Solomon, S.D., Gerrity, E.T., & Muff, A.M. (1992). Efficacy of treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder: An empirical review. Journal of the American Medical Association, 268, 633-638.
8:00 - Registration
8:30 - Section One: Key Terms and Concepts
9:30 - Section Two: Are You Listening Group Exercise
10:00 - Break
10:10 - Section Three: Communication
10:45 - Communication Exercise
11:00 - Section Four: The Diamond Structure
12:00 - Lunch (on your own) - Regent Ordinary
12:30 - Section Five: Psychological Reactions
2:15 - Break
2:30 - Section Six: Mechanisms of Action
3:00 - Exercise
3:30 - Break
3:40 - Section Seven: Do No Harm: Cautions and Contradictions
5:30 - Adjourn
8:00 - Sign In
8:15 - Questions from Day 1
8:30 - Section Eight: SAFER* Revised Model of Crisis Intervention
9:15 - SAFER* Practice Exercise
9:30 - Quick Review of Basic CISM
9:45 - Section Nine: Large Group Crisis Intervention
10:45 - Demobilization Practice Exercise
11:30 - Crisis Management Briefing
12:00 - Lunch (on your own) - Regent Orginary
12:30 - CMB Practice Exercise
2:30 - Section Ten: Small Group Crisis Intervention
3:30 - Break
3:40 - Demonstration Activity
5:15 - Wrap Up / Q & A
5:30 - Adjourn
8:00 - Sign In and Q & A
9:30 - Review of Defusing
10:00 - Section Eleven: Defusing Practice Activity
11:00 - Break
11:10 - Section Twelve: Small Group Crisis Intervention CISD
12:30 - Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - CISD 7 Phases
2:50 - Break
3:00 - CISD Practice Activity
4:15 - Processing of CISD Activity
5:30 - Complete Evaluations
Sherry Todd, Ph.D., LPC, ATR-BC, CTS
Sherry M. Todd, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC, CTS, TFTdx earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University and her MS in Art Therapy from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Todd is an Assistant Professor at Regent University, a Premier Speaker with the National Center for Crisis Management, and the Clinical Co-Director of the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services' (TEMS) Critical Incident Stress Management Team. She received the 2011 Golden Starfish Outstanding Service Award and the 2009 Making a Difference Award from TEMS, and the 2008 recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota National Outstanding Supervisor / Practitioner Award, and the 1994 Paul Fink, MD Outstanding Art Therapist Award. Sherry has been an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University and Eastern Virginia Medical School. She is an approved instructor for eight International Critical Incident Stress Foundation CISM courses. Sherry serves on two advisory boards and a certification committee, volunteers with the State and Tidewater EMS CISM Teams and the Virginia Beach Medical Reserves Corp.
Dr. Todd holds numerous certifications in the area of crisis intervention. She has 20 years in the mental health field providing crisis intervention to a variety of diverse groups. She has been providing Crisis Intervention education and training for the past 12 years. This course can only be taught by "Approved Instructors" through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). Dr. Todd is an approved instructor for eight ICISF courses.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 1997 Virginia Board of Health Professions
Board Certified (2006), Registered (1996) Art Therapist (ATRBC) Art Therapy Credentials Board
Certified Traumatologist (CT, 2004) Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS, 2002) Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists
Certified Compassion Fatigue Therapist (CFT, 2008) – Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
Diplomate (2004), American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (BCETS, 2003), American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Board Certified in School Crisis Response (BCSCR, 2003), American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
ICISF Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Trained Trainer in all the Core Courses
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level I and II Trained, 1998
Thought Field Therapy Algorithm Trained, 2007; Diagnostic Trained, 2009 (TFTdx)
FEMA Courses required to Deploy – IS 100, IS 700, and IS 22
Certificate of Specialized Training in Crisis Intervention for Schools & Children – ICISF, 2006
Todd, S., Remley, T., and Nunnery, J. (Under Review). Traumatic stress as a predictor of suicidality. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Neukrug, E., Todd, S., et al. (In process). Instructor's manual for theories of counseling and psychotherapy (working title) [Electronic version]. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.
Thompson, S., Todd, S., and Jenkins, C. (2009). A Mindful Model for Feedback: Centering, focusing and receiving. SACES Newsletter. Summer.
Todd, S. (2008). Integrated school mental health. Reflections (Old Dominion University Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling's Newletter), 2, 13.
Todd, S., Morant, A., and Taylor, G. (2008). Safe Schools Counseling Program orientation and training manual for intern and practicum students. Norfolk Public Schools, Department of Pupil Personnel Services, Safe Schools Counseling Program. Unpublished manual for district use.
Todd, S., Dryden, A., and Taylor, G. (2005). Signs of Suicide Program manual for NPS. Norfolk Public Schools, Department of Pupil Personnel Services, Safe Schools Counseling Program. Unpublished manual for district use.
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Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, is an NBCC-Approved Professional and Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program (Provider #4446). Regent University, School of Psychology of Counseling is also approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Regent University, School of Psychology of Counseling maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This event meets or exceeds the requirements of continuing education for counselors and for psychologists.
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