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

Requesting This Course:

Course Description:
Conditions of extreme stress require extraordinary counter-measures. Resilience training improves mental health and helps prevent mental illness. Resilience skills can also improve performance under stress, facilitate recovery from traumatic injury, and promote adaptation across the lifespan. Given the troubling rates in high-risk populations of PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicide, violence, and substance use disorder, the need for resilience training has never been greater. Practical evidence-based and theory-driven resilience principles and skills will be explored. Coping skills taught in clinical settings and in positive psychology will be explored with a view toward primary prevention and training—including cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence.

This course is designed especially for all emergency responders with a personal interest (such as military, police, firefighters, disaster workers) and those who support them, including mental health professionals, pastoral counselors/chaplains, leaders, and peer counselors.

Program Highlights:

  • Defining Resilience
  • Attributes of resilience
  • Potential for primary prevention of PTSD
  • Ideal sequence & format for teaching resilience
  • Behavioral strengths
  • Constructive belief system
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Social intelligence
  • Philosophical & spiritual intelligence
  • Pre-crisis preparation

Completion of “Resilience Training: Psychological Survival Skills for Before, During & After Crises” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Continuing Education Information

Two-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

14 Contact Hours; 14 PDHs for EAPs; 14 Contact Hours for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR 1.4 General CEUs from UMBC

Continuing education information listed is only applicable when attending an ICISF Regional Training.