Resilience Training: Peak Performance and Mental Strength Before, During, & After Crisis

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 mind/body well-being and performance. Each of us has a great need to learn the skills of resilience, and then teach these skills to others.

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

This course is designed particularly for emergency responders with a personal interest (such as police, military, 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 improved mental and physical health, better occupational and
social functioning, greater job retention, and the ability to help others become highly resilient. Related concepts: Psychological strength/hardiness; Mental  toughness/armor; Performance enhancement.

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

Requesting This Course:.

Certificates and Continuing Education:

General Contact Hours: 

Two-Day Course; 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.

ICISF Certificate of Completion:

After the completion of this ICISF course, with verified full attendance, participants are eligible to receive an electronic ICISF Certificate of Completion including General Continuing Education Units. Participants are required to complete a course evaluation prior to receiving this Certificate of Completion.

Completion of ICISF courses and receipt of an ICISF Certificate of Completion does not attest to competence in the field, nor does it provide certification in the field of CISM. 

Profession Specific CEUs:

If you are seeking continuing education requirements for a specific profession, contacting the relevant state licensing board is the best way to ensure you have the most up-to-date and accurate information. They can provide you with specific details regarding whether a Certificate of Completion from a particular course or program will be accepted towards your continuing education requirements.

If the ICISF course you attend is offered through:

ICISF Virtual Training, Online Training, or Conference, it is approved for the following:

  • EAPA – Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    14 PDHs; Expiration Date – March 21, 2025
  • NAADAC – the Association for Addiction Professionals
    14 CE; Expiration Date – February 28, 2025

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

ICISF Speakers Bureau Program: It is up to the Sponsoring Agency to apply for profession-specific Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if they choose to do so.

ICISF Approved-Instructor led Program: While our Approved Instructors have the authority to teach specific ICISF courses, it is their responsibility to apply for profession-specific Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if they choose to do so.

** 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.

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Virtual Trainings, Conferences, Online Courses, and the World Congress.

Learn more on our ICISF Continuing Education Information page.