CISM Perspectives Video Archive



(June 2, 2020) ICISF’s CEO Rick Barton begins his series on leadership during a pandemic in this week’s CISM perspective.

(May 29, 2020) In today's CISM Perspective, Dr. Jeff Mitchell talks about a traumatic stress response when we must say goodbye to a loved one during a pandemic, and how staff members can help mitigate distress.

(May 26, 2020) Knowing the Phases of Disaster can help us plan and utilize our available resources most effectively. Dr. George Everly explains each phase and how CISM fits into planning.

(May 22, 2020) Dr. Jeffery Mitchell shares self-care tips to keep us safe and healthy, and help prevent us from freezing up while caring for others.

(May 19, 2020) George S. Everly. Jr., PhD, shares the stages all of us may go through during the Hidden Pandemic, and some actions we can take to help mitigate distress.

(May 15, 2020) In this CISM Perspective, Dr. George Everly gives us the 5 Step evidence-based formula for effective crisis communication.

(May 12, 2020) ICISF Co-Founder Dr. Jeff Mitchell shares remarks and offers suggestions on how to support staff during COVID-19.

(May 8, 2020) Corrections Officer Fred Fontz offers suggestions on how teams can stay connected and offer support to one another both inside and out of the workplace.

(May 5, 2020) ICISF co-founder Dr. George Everly explains how many psychological casualties we can estimate from the pandemic, and how we can respond.

(May 1, 2020) Hear from ICISF Co-Founder Dr. Jeff Mitchell as he guides CISM practitioners on CISM interventions and what can be done remotely during social distancing.

(April 28, 2020) Hear firsthand from police officer Lt. Steven Thomas how departmental and social supports helped him in his recovery from COVID-19.

(April 24, 2020) ICISF Faculty member Pete Volkmann discusses the mind, body, and spirit in his last installment of his 3-part series on Law Enforcement CISM skills during a pandemic.

(April 21, 2020) Managing Critical Incidents in an Upside Down World - Innovative Approaches to Crisis Support

(April 21, 2020) Important lessons learned from 9/11 and other large-scale CISM responses can be used to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic, shared by ICISF Faculty member Pete Volkmann.

(April 17, 2020) Dr. George Everly explains the principles of Resilient Leadership in the time of pandemic.

(April 14, 2020) ICISF's Director of Education and Training, Dr. Victor Welzant offers health care workers and first responders helpful techniques to combat stress and build resilience during these turbulent times.

(April 10, 2020) Lifelong Law Enforcement Officer and ICISF Faculty Pete Volkmann shares "Back Pocket Skills" with the Law Enforcement and CISM communities in this video. These are skills that can serve all of us throughout the pandemic and beyond.

(April 7, 2020) ACIPN Alberta Critical Incident Provincial Network - This video provides guidelines to help public safety personnel cope effectively with the stress of responding to a pandemic. We thank Chief Koroluk and D/C Wadell for providing the opportunity to record this presentation and allow for it to become publicly accessible.

(April 3, 2020) ICISF CEO Rick Barton interviews ICISF Co-Founder Dr. George Everly for a Crisis Management Briefing (CMB) specific to the COVID-19 pandemic. First responders and health care practitioners can take note of techniques and resources geared to their professions.


(April 3, 2020) What can we all do to reduce caregiver stigma during the time of pandemic? ICISF Co-founder, Dr. George Everly gives us strategies to help reduce stigmatization and provide support to first responders and health care providers.

(April 2, 2020) In this webinar, George Everly Ph.D. and Victor Welzant Psy.D. from ICISF provided a short presentation followed by an interactive discussion.


(March 31, 2020) ICISF Co-founder, Dr. George Everly, speaks about the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) continuum of care during a pandemic from a human resilience point of view.

(March 27, 2020) Experienced CISM practitioners can learn tips from Victor Welzant, PsyD, ICISF Director of Education and Training, on modifying the CISM response during a pandemic. 

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