Assisting Individuals in Crisis &
Group Crisis Intervention
Approved ICISF Course
This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis
& Group Crisis Intervention courses.
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 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 RITS, 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.
- 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)
Target audience: Emergency Services, Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services Dispatchers, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and anyone interested in learning more about responding to incidents that have caused Traumatic Stress.
Contact: Maria 813-264-0788 for information. Florida Hospital Orlando, 601 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803 Room location: Ground Floor, Baker Conference Room C (below Welch Cafeteria) Parking Garages Available: McRae Parking Garage, Alden Parking Garage and King Parking Garage.
Date & Time: March 20, 21, & 22, 2018 Sessions will begin at 8:00 am and end at 6:30 pm
Registration: www.Go2MECA.com Seating is limited, so register early.
Cost: Regular Registration $575 (<14 days prior to start date)/ Early Registration $525 (>14 days prior to start date)
CEs: We offer 27 CEs from the Florida Board of Nursing (#50-1299) & Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (#50-13858)
At the completion of the course the participant will receive: The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Certificate for attending the training. Participants must be present for the entire program to receive their certificate, no partial credit issued.
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 Certificate of Specialized Training Program.
If you register, and can not attend, you must notify us by email 48 hours in advance.
Options if you cannot attend after registering: send someone in your place (after notifying MECA with the name, cell number and email address of your replacement by email) no later than 48 hours prior to the start time of the class, OR with 48 hours notice that you cannot attend, you can request a credit that can be used within one year from the date of the original first day of class.
We have a NO REFUND policy on no shows, no exceptions.
Do you have any disabilities? (Including special allergies or medical disabilities) which would require special assistance during your attendance at the course? If yes, please email our office today.