Certificate of Specialized Training Program

Core Curriculum (All Specialty Tracks are required to complete the Core Curriculum**)

BOTH REQUIRED

• Group Crisis Intervention

• Assisting Individuals in Crisis (formerly Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support)

ONE OF THESE REQUIRED

• Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

• Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis

• Strategic Response to Crisis

ONE OF THESE IS REQUIRED

• Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention

• Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders (Live or Online)

• Understanding Suicide: Effective Tools for Prevention, Intervention & Survivor Support

**Specialty Curriculum are required for completion of a specialty track.

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Specialty Curriculum

For each specialty track, follow the instructions under the specialty track title and submit copies of all necessary certificates of completion along with the application and payment.


Emergency Services

Total of four days of training required for this specialty

2-Day Courses

• Behavioral Emergencies: Survival Strategies for Emergency Services & Counselors

• From Battlefield to Street: One Uniform to Another

• Law Enforcement Perspectives for CISM Enhancement (Live or Online)

• Line of Duty Death: Preparing the Best for the Worst

Planning to Thrive: Building A CISM Culture Through Front End Management

• Resilience Training: Psychological Survival Skills for Before, During & After Crises

• Stress Management for the Trauma Service Provider

Wellness for the Emergency Services: A Practical Guide to Strengthening Mind, Body and Spirit - Live (Coming Online in 2020)

• Working with Victims of Individual & Mass Crimes

• Workplace Violence - Live (Coming Online in 2020)

1-Day Courses

• Left of Bang: Front End Planning for CISM

• Planning to Thrive as a CISM Provider

• Stress & the Responder’s Family CISM Skills for Family Crisis Intervention

• Techniques for Delivering Bad News for Crisis Response Personnel (Live or Online)

• Understanding the First Responder Cultures: For Mental Health Staff

• Understanding Uniformed Services Family Stress

• Workplace Violence (Live or Online)

Schools, Children and Families Crisis Response

Total of 4 days of training required for this specialty

2-Day Courses

  • CISM Application with Children
  • Managing School Crises: From Theory to Application (Live or Online)
  • Resilience Training: Psychological Survival Skills for Before, During and After Crises
    • Workplace Violence - Live (Coming Online in 2020)

    1-Day Courses

    • Stress & the Responder’s Family CISM Skills for Family Crisis Intervention
    • Understanding Uniformed Services Family Stress
    • Workplace Violence

    Healthcare Crisis Management and Staff Support

    Must complete Staff Support in the Healthcare Setting along with an additional 2 Days of Training

    2-Day Courses

    • Staff Support in the Healthcare Setting (Required for Specialty Track)
    • Resilience Training: Psychological Survival Skills for Before, During & After Crises
    • Workplace Violence - Live (Coming Online in 2020)

    1-Day Courses

    • Resilience in Healthcare: Performance, Meaning and Connection
    • Techniques for Delivering Bad News for Crisis Response Personnel (Live or Online)
    • Workplace Violence

    Spiritual Care in Crisis Intervention

    Must complete Pastoral Crisis Intervention along with an additional 2 Days of Training

    3-Day Course

    • Pastoral Crisis Intervention - required for this specialty

    2-Day Courses

    • Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters
    • Grief Following Trauma
    • Healing Ways Group Crisis Intervention for Indigenous People
    • Pastoral Crisis Intervention I and/or 2
    • Resilience Training: Psychological Survival Skills for Before, During and After Crises 
    • Spiritual and Psychological First Aid

    1-Day Course

    • Critical Incidents in Places of Worship-Providing Effective Crisis Support

    Mass Disasters & Terrorism

    Two courses required for this specialty

    • Emotional & Spiritual Care in Disasters
    • Planning to Thrive as a CISM Provider
    • Psychology of Terrorism and Psychological Counter-Terrorism (Live or Online)
    • Resilience Training: Psychological Survival Skills for Before, During and After Crises
    • Terrorism: Psychological Impact and Implications
    • Wellness for the Emergency Services: A Practical Guide to Strengthening Mind, Body and Spirit - Live (Coming Online in 2020)
    • Working with Victims of Individual & Mass Crimes

    Substance Abuse Crisis Response

    Must complete From Trauma to Addictions along with an additional 2 Days of Training

    2-Day Courses

    • From Battlefield to Street: One Uniform to Another
    • From Trauma to Addictions - required for this specialty
    • Law Enforcement Perspectives for CISM Enhancement (Live or Online)
    • Resilience Training: Psychological Survival Skills for Before, During and After Crises
    • Stress Management for the Trauma Service Provider

      1-Day Courses

      • Understanding the First Responder Cultures: For Mental Health Staff
      • Understanding Uniformed Services Family Stress

      Workplace & Industrial Applications

      Must complete Comprehensive Crisis Preparation and Response for the Workplace along with an additional 2 Days of Training

      2-Day Courses

      • Comprehensive Crisis Preparation and Response for the Workplace - required for this specialty
      • Corporate Crisis Response
      • Resilience Training: Psychological Survival Skills for Before, During and After Crises 
      • Understanding Human Violence: Survival Information for Emergency Services and Counselors
      • Workplace Violence - Live (Coming Online in 2020)

      1-Day Course

      • Workplace Violence