Group Crisis Intervention

Course Enrollment
Group Crisis Intervention

This online course does not include the classroom exercises that are part of the in-person version of this course. A separate 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.


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Group Crisis Intervention

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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.

Program Highlights:

  • Relevant research findings
  • Relevant recommendations for practice
  • Incident assessment
  • Strategic intervention planning
  • “Resistance, resilience, recovery” continuum
  • Large group crisis interventions
  • Small group crisis interventions
  • Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
  • Reducing risks
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Continuing Education Information:

Two-Day Course

General Contact Hours:

14 Contact Hours: 1.4 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:

  • 14 PDHs for EAPs (Expiration Date – May 31, 2022)
  • 14 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.

Approved Instructor Courses:

It is up to the Approved Instructors or sponsoring agency to apply for profession specific Continuing Education Unit’s if they choose.  Learn more on our CEU Information page.

** Please check with your state licensing board prior to registration to see if they will accept the certificate of completion as a means for continuing education.