Potter, Dennis, LMSW, FAAETS

Dennis Potter, LMSW, FAAETS, received a BS Degree from Grand Valley State University and a MSW from the University of Michigan. He has over 25 years of experience in mental health and crisis intervention. 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 and has presented at many local, national and international conferences. Dennis has a part-time private practice and does training and consulting regarding numerous mental health topics. He worked to develop the course “Building Skills For Crisis Intervention Teams” and is an ICISF approved instructor for “Group Crisis Intervention”; “Advanced Group Crisis Intervention”; “Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support”; “Responding to School Crises”; “Law Enforcement Perspectives for CISM Enhancement”; “Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention“; and “Strategic Response to Crisis”. He 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.