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.

For any questions regarding Online Courses, please contact Michelle Parks at (443) 325-5219 or [email protected].

Assisting Individuals in Crisis Online

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.

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

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 quarterly at a charge of $25.00 (effective January 1, 2022).  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.  The information regarding the date of the skills program, which is scheduled quarterly, will be given to you at the completion of this online course.

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.

Course Description

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.

Pricing

$275.00 for ICISF Members

$350.00 Non-Members

Group Crisis Intervention Online

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.

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

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 quarterly at a charge of $25.00 (effective January 1, 2022).  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.  The information regarding the date of the skills program, which is scheduled quarterly, will be given to you at the completion of this online course.

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.

Course Description

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.

Pricing

$275.00 for ICISF Members

$350.00 Non-Members

Psychology of Terrorism and Psychological Counter-Terrorism

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.

Terrorism Has Many Faces, Such As A Killer Virus - Learn To Mitigate The Adversity

Course Description

This course is designed to provide insight into the nature of the psychological aspects of terrorism and how the principles of psychological counter-terrorism can be used to mitigate its adverse psychological impact.

We will review the history of terrorism, it’s mechanisms of action, it’s effects, and how psychological interventions can be used to mitigate its impact.

Pricing

$99.00 for ICISF Members

$125.00 for Non-Members

Resilient Leadership for Emergency Services & Healthcare Professions

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.

Build Resilient Culture

Course Description

In times of crisis and adversity leadership is essential.  The course RESILIENT LEADERSHIP For Emergency Services and Healthcare Professions is a unique science based program which prepares leaders to create an organizational culture of resilience. 

Frontline leaders/managers will find Resilient Leadership especially useful. Topics include resilience oriented communications, the four characteristics that separate effective crisis leaders from others, and common mistakes leaders make.

Pricing

$99.00 for ICISF Members

$125.00 Non-Members

The Secrets of Psychological Body Armor ™ – Holistic Wellness for Emergency Personnel

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.

Learn Science-Based Wellness

Course Description

This course is designed to aid you in building a personal culture of resilience and holistic health.  Our unique approach is intended to help you learn to better manage the stress in your life in order to increase your potential for happiness, success, and even create a competitive advantage through the creation of what we call Psychological Body Armor ™.  There is no “quick fix” in this program.  It is not designed to be a “pop psych” feel-good course.  Rather, this course contains facts and specific suggestions for actions you can take to enhance your personal resilience, all based upon the latest and most credible science.

Pricing

$99.00 for ICISF Members

$125.00 Non-Members

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

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.

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

Course Description

This program will provide insights into psychological preparedness and response through the lens of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), arguably the most widely used integrated continuum of crisis and disaster-oriented care in the world. We shall examine how CISM can be applied to pandemics and other “disasters of uncertainty.”

CISM may be viewed as a strategic tool in that it may, not only be harnessed in community, organizational, and even larger scale public health applications, but may also be useful to dramatically expand mental health surge capacity in general.

While we cannot always control the manner in which a disaster unfolds, we can control how we prepare and manage our response to such disasters. This program seeks to provide relevant guidance.

Pricing

$99.00 for ICISF Members

$125.00 Non-Members