Group Crisis Intervention Online Course

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Course Description:

Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, the Group Crisis Intervention course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. 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 demobilizations, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to:
  • Describe the Resiliency Model
  • Describe a critical incident
  • Identify priority goals in Group Crisis Intervention
  • Define key crisis intervention terms and concepts
  • List the principles of crisis intervention
  • List the 8 steps of crisis intervention recommended by Dr. A. Roberts.
  • Outline the Critical Incident Stress Management program
  • Describe the difference between CISM and CISD

This online course does not include the classroom exercises that are part of the in-person version of this course. Those exercises require human interaction. A separate in-person specialized program that provides the exercises will be offered at a future date. You are not required to take that course, although your core knowledge of Group Crisis Intervention is incomplete until you have participated in the interactive classroom exercises. Please look for future communication about that specialized program.

NOTE: This course can’t be used towards the Certificate of Specialized Training Program or towards the Approved Instructor Candidate Program requirements until the classroom exercises have been completed.