NEW: CISM Refresher – Practice Scenarios

Each of these three NEW Remote Learning Programs offer a live faculty-led 3 hour session focusing on a specific skill set. Work on competence with a specific intervention through scenario-based training exercises. Each 3-hour session will provide specific and direct feedback, troubleshooting, and include challenges of these interventions in light of COVID-19. 

Using the right technique at the right time with well-trained individuals leads to the best outcome.

For any questions regarding the CISM Refreshers listed below, please contact Beth Kohr at (443) 325-5216 or [email protected].

These CISM Refresher sessions are for CISM practitioners who:

  • Have not (or its been a while since) experienced a specific intervention in the field
  • Want  to review current information on proper use of a specific intervention
  • Want updates on new skills, methods and processes
  • Understands that repeated practice of each skill set enhances on site performance

Requesting These Courses:

CISM Refresher: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Prerequisite: For those who have completed ICISF core course: Group Crisis Intervention

Critical Incident Stress Debriefings led by at least two trained members of a crisis team, including one mental health professional, follows the specific 7-step intervention designed to assist homogenous groups after exposure to the same critical incident.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this session participants will:

  • Be able to identify the suggested steps of the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • List 3 common group challenges and strategies for their management
  • Develop enhanced confidence conducting a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing 

Continuing Education Information

General Contact Hours:

3 Contact Hours: 0.3 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

*Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

Profession Specific Contact Hours:

  • 3 PDHs for EAPs (Expiration Date – May 31, 2022)
  • 3 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors (Expiration Date – February 28, 2023)

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Live Trainings, Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and the World Congress.

CISM Refresher: Crisis Management Briefings (CMB)

Prerequisite: For those who have completed ICISF core course: Group Crisis Intervention

Crisis Management Briefings uniquely fills the factual void. This powerful and versatile crisis intervention tool offered to heterogeneous groups is effective within a wide range of populations, settings and critical incidents.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this session participants will:

  • Be able to describe the phases of a Crisis Management Briefing
  • Identify topics to be addressed in a CMB for a variety of crisis situations
  • Plan a CMB intervention based on a realistic scenario

Continuing Education Information

General Contact Hours:

3 Contact Hours: 0.3 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

*Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

Profession Specific Contact Hours:

  • 3 PDHs for EAPs (Expiration Date – May 31, 2022)
  • 3 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors (Expiration Date – February 28, 2023)

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Live Trainings, Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and the World Congress.

CISM Refresher: Defusings

Prerequisite: For those who have completed ICISF core course: Group Crisis Intervention

Using interactive dialogue, this short crisis intervention model for  groups impacted by the same event. Goals include  stabilization and restoring unit cohesion and performance.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this session participants will:

  • Be able to identify the suggested steps of the Defusing 
  • Practice facilitation of a Defusing for a specific crisis scenario 
  • List 3 advance strategies to enhance the effectiveness of Defusing

Continuing Education Information

General Contact Hours:

3 Contact Hours: 0.3 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

*Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

Profession Specific Contact Hours:

  • 3 PDHs for EAPs (Expiration Date – May 31, 2022)
  • 3 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors (Expiration Date – February 28, 2023)

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Live Trainings, Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and the World Congress.