Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

Requesting This Course: 

  • This course is being offered at Crisis, Stress and Human Resilience: ICISF’s 15th World Congress in Baltimore, MD.  For further information and registration click here.
  • This course is being offered at the following upcoming Regional Training. Click on the city name for further information and registration: and San Francisco, CA.
  • For information on requesting this course for your organization through our Speakers Bureau program, please contact Millie Morehouse at [email protected].
  • To check if this course is being offered by an Approved Instructor, search our Event Calendar.

Course Description:
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.

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

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

Continuing Education Information:

Two-Day course: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

14 Contact Hours; 14 PDHs for EAPs; 14 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR 1.4 General CEUs from UMBC Training Centers

Certificate of Specialized Training Program:

This course is a part of the Core Curriculum for the Certificate of Specialized Training Program.