Asynchronous Online Courses

These online courses are self-paced and fully asynchronous, meaning there is no instructor.  These courses allow you to acquire new skills according to your own schedule.  These courses includes content and rich media, along with interactive activities to promote deep learning in an online format.

This online course does not include the classroom exercises that are part of the in-person version of this course.  A separate “Skills” program that provides the exercises will be offered at a future date with a separate cost (yet to be determined).  You are not required to take that course, although your core knowledge of Assisting Individuals in Crisis is incomplete until you have participated in the interactive classroom exercises.  Please look for future communication about the “Skills” program on our Education & Training page.

NOTEThis course can’t be used towards the Certificate of Specialized Training Program or towards the Approved Instructor Candidate Program requirements until the classroom exercises have been completed.

Please Note: This course opens upon registration for the online course.  You will have 30 days to complete the online course at the time or registration. 

All modules of this online course will close at 11:55 pm (EST) 30 days from the registration date.

Assisting Individuals in Crisis Online

Learn CISM from the Author and Co-Founder Dr. George Everly, Jr., Ph.D., CCISM

Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”. This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention.  This course offers core knowledge for anyone involved in Peer Support and crisis intervention. This includes people in the fields of Emergency Services, Public Safety,  Law Enforcement, Military, Disaster Response, Education, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Spiritual Care, and Business & Industry.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Understand the need for psychological crisis intervention (PFA).
  • Understand and differentiate the key terms and concepts relevant to the study of psychological crisis intervention/ PFA.
  • Be able to assess the “psychological toxicity” of a critical incident/ disaster.
  • Understand the nature and definition of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and its role as a continuum of care.
  • Understand the risks of iatrogenic “harm” associated with psychological crisis intervention and will further understand how to reduce those risks.
  • Review research relevant to the practice of psychological crisis intervention.
  • Be better able to recognize common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions.
  • List the putative and empirically-derived mechanisms of action in psychological crisis intervention.
  • Understand the steps in the SAFER-R model of individual psychological crisis intervention/ PFA.
  • Understand how the SAFER-R model may be altered for suicide intervention.
 

Pricing

$275.00 for ICISF Members

$350.00 Non-Members

This online course does not include the classroom exercises that are part of the in-person version of this course.  A separate “Skills” program that provides the exercises will be offered at a future date with a separate cost (yet to be determined).  You are not required to take that course, although your core knowledge of Group Crisis Intervention is incomplete until you have participated in the interactive classroom exercises.  Please look for future communication about the “Skills” program on our Education & Training page.

NOTE:  This course can’t be used towards the Certificate of Specialized Training Program or towards the Approved Instructor Candidate Program requirements until the classroom exercises have been completed.

Please Note: This course opens upon registration for the online course.  You will have 30 days to complete the online course at the time or registration. 

All modules of this online course will close at 11:55 pm (EST) 30 days from the registration date.

Group Crisis Intervention Online

Learn CISM from the Author and Co-Founder Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell, Ph.D, CCISM

Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, the Group Crisis Intervention course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

This course offers core knowledge for anyone involved in Peer Support and crisis intervention. This includes people in the fields of Emergency Services, Public Safety,  Law Enforcement, Military, Disaster Response, Education, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Spiritual Care, and Business & Industry.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:
  • Describe the Resiliency Model
  • Describe a critical incident
  • Identify priority goals in Group Crisis Intervention
  • Define key crisis intervention terms and concepts
  • List the principles of crisis intervention
  • List the 8 steps of crisis intervention recommended by Dr. A. Roberts.
  • Outline the Critical Incident Stress Management program
  • Describe the difference between CISM and CISD

Pricing

$275.00 for ICISF Members

$350.00 Non-Members

Please Note: This course opens upon registration for the online course.  You will have 14 days to complete the online course at the time or registration. 

All modules of this online course will close at 11:55 pm (EST) 14 days from the registration date.

Pandemic, Bioterrorism, Radiation, Pollution and other “Disasters of Uncertainty” a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Perspectives

Learn How CISM can be applied to Pandemics and Other “Disasters of Uncertainty”

Program Highlights:

  • The role of uncertainty in increasing psychological toxicity
  • The nature of psychological casualties and psychological toxicity
  • The psychological phases of disaster
  • How the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) integrated continuum of care can be applied across the phases of disaster
  • Resilient attitudes as the foundation and final arbiter of personal resilience

New Introductory Pricing!

$99.00 for ICISF Members

$125.00 Non-Members

Please Note: This course opens upon registration for the online course.  You will have 30 days to complete the online course at the time or registration. 

All modules of this online course will close at 11:55 pm (EST) 30 days from the registration date.

Psychology of Terrorism and Psychological Counter-Terrorism

Terrorism has many faces, such as a killer virus. Learn to mitigate the adversity.

Program Highlights:

  • Define terrorism
  • Define psychological counterterrorism
  • List the three most common reactions to terrorism
  • List three types of terrorist weapons
  • Define the 5-T strategic planning model
  • Design an intervention plan after a terrorist attack

Pricing

Fall Discount Going On NOW!

Discount: $99.00 for ICISF Members

Regular Price: $275.00 for ICISF Members

Discount: $126.00 for Non-Members

Regular Price: $350.00 for Non-Members