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

Course Description:

Conditions of extreme stress require extraordinary counter-measures. Resilience training helps us be at our best at all times, especially tough times. Specifically, resilience training helps us prevent and recover from stress-related conditions (including PTSD, suicide, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, problem anger, sleep and relationship problems)—while optimizing mental well-being and performance under pressure. Each of us has a great need to learn the skills of resilience, and then teach these skills to others.

Practical evidence-based and theory-driven resilience principles and skills will be explored. Coping skills taught in traditional clinical, elite training, and positive psychology settings will be explained—including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence.

This course is designed particularly for 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, trainers, peer counselors, and family members.The skills help us all, regardless of age or circumstance, cope with strains from everyday stressors to trauma

Course outcomes can include a greater sense of subjective well-being, improved occupational and social functioning, greater job retention, and the ability to help others become highly resilient.

Program Highlights:

  • The attributes of highly resilient people
  • Optimizing brain health and function
  • Quick, effective calming strategies
  • Regulating stress arousal that is stuck on too high or too low
  • Managing strong, distressing emotions and nightmares
  • Pre-crises preparation
  • Managing post-crisis symptoms
  • Resilient leadership
  • Life satisfaction: What the research shows
  • Implementing effective resilience training

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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 from EAPA- Employee Assistance Professionals Association (Expiration Date – April 11, 2024)
  • 14 CE NAADAC- This course has been approved by International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 87914, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), is responsible for all aspects of the programing (Expiration Date – Feb 28, 2025)

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Virtual 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.