Dennis Potter is a licensed social worker who received a BS Degree from Grand Valley State University and a MSW Degree from the University of Michigan. He was a founding member of the Kent County Crisis Response Team, the Mid-West Michigan CISM Team, and the Michigan Crisis Response Association. He is recognized as a Fellow by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Dennis currently is a consultant with an Employee Assistance Program and CEO of Kantu Consultants.
He provides training and consulting regarding numerous mental health and crisis intervention topics and has presented at many local, national and international conferences. Dennis was a presenter at the last thirteen International Critical Incident Stress Foundation World Congresses. He was awarded the ICISF Excellence in Training and Education Award at the 2011 World Congress.
Dennis developed the course “Building Skills for Crisis Intervention Teams” and is an ICISF approved instructor for all of the ICISF Core Courses. He has been a member of the ICISF Faculty since 2006. Dennis has written articles for various journals and co-created the model for Post Action Staff Support (Debriefing the Debriefers), which is featured in the ICISF Advanced Training Workbook. Potter is also a co-author of the book “Practical Concepts and Training Exercises for Crisis Intervention Teams” and the additional CD of expanded role plays for CISM teams.