Critical Incident Stress Management Crisis Intervention Courses

 

Group Crisis Intervention (GCI)

Two Day Intensive Training

The CISM Crisis Intervention Stress Management training programs, present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculums. These two or three day/two night intensive courses prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services including:

  • Pre and post incident crisis education
  • Crisis intervention for individuals
  • Small group courses include Immediate Small Group Support (defuse) and Powerful Event Group Support (psychological debrief).
  • Rest, Information & Transition Service (Demobilization) and Crisis Management Briefings (CMB) after both small & large scale traumatic incidents

This establishes the theoretical basis behind Critical Incident Stress management as well as the need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals. The course highlights the difference between internationally accepted protocols in the area of post incident support (prepares individuals to provide these interventions) and that of therapeutic intervention.

 

Course Content Group Crisis Intervention

Covered over the two days:

  • Introduction to key terms and concepts:
  • Stress and trauma
  • Critical incident stress
  • Crisis intervention
  • Resilience
  • CISM: an overview
  • Peer Support
  • Guidelines for responding to
  • colleagues who are highly distressed
  • One to One – SAFERR model
  • Large Group crisis intervention
  • Demobilisation
  • Crisis Management Briefings (CMB)
  • Small Group Crisis Briefing SCMB
  • Defusing
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Skills practice sessions involving
  • Specific Scenarios
  • Evaluation

 

Fees: POA

Fee includes lunches/morning tea/afternoon tea, all course materials and certificate of attendance. Full attendance over the two days is required before the certificate can be issued.

Participant Reviews

 


The trauma training offered by Vitae was the most relevant training I have done in several years. Sandra Johnston was able to extend my knowledge and hone my skills through a good balance of information sharing and role play.

Sandra is a humble expert with a vast theoretical and practical experience on which to base her presentation.   Well worth the 2 day investment.
-Martin Kelly

 

I attended the Advanced group Crisis Intervention course earlier this year and experienced clear teaching from a knowledgeable presenter with marvellous time management skills and a sense of humour. The course ranged from interesting to downright fascinating and I really appreciated the opportunities to take part in exercises that challenged me to put theory into practice. Well worth attending! -Julz Kelly

 

I attended the ACGI course in March 2012 which was run by the International CISM trainer. The content covered was largely a refresher for me having done many CI’s already, however, it did broaden my understanding of why we respond to call outs as we do and why what we do works. I did get a chance to practice responding to scenarios where large groups were impacted by an event. The content covered and the course materials provided were excellent. Overall the training was invaluable and has improved I believe my ability to meet the needs of our CI clients. -Belinda Hodson

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention (AGCI)

Two day course:

This requires an application process.

Participants must have completed the Group Crisis Intervention at least 12 months prior.

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate their competency in the core skills as this course concentrates on the ‘big picture/major incident’ scenarios

  • Core concepts and benefits of group support
  • Principals of Group process
  • Enhanced Group process
  • Challenging Group Interventions
  • Suicide of a Colleague
  • Line of duty death
  • CISM in Disasters
  • Other challenging interventions

As with all courses this is a certificated course which requires participants to complete the full two days.

Day one 9am to 5pm

Day two 8.30am to 4.30pm

Fees

Fee includes lunches/morning/afternoon tea, all course materials and certificate of attendance. Full attendance over the two days is required before the certificate can be issued.

 

Assisting Individuals in Crisis: (AI)

Two day course

Day one 9am to 6pm

Day two 8.30am to 4.30pm

This course covers

  • Key Terms and concepts
  • Are you listening?
  • Crisis Communication techniques
  • Questions and the Diamond Communication structure
  • Psychological Reactions in Crisis
  • Mechanisms of Action in Crisis Intervention
  • Do No Harm!
  • SAFER-R Model of Individual Crisis Intervention

Fees

Fee includes lunches/morning/afternoon tea, all course materials and certificate of attendance. Full attendance over the two days is required before the certificate can be issued.

 

Combined Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention Course:

This course is run over three days and the two evenings in order to meet international requirement of hours training

Fees

Fee includes lunches/morning/afternoon tea, all course materials and certificate of attendance. Full attendance over the two days is required before the certificate can be issued.

 

Registration

Please request a registration form.

Completed form must be returned to Vitae before 7 weeks prior to the training date

and all fees paid two weeks prior to commencement of course.

Accommodation

Delegates make their own arrangements.

For further Information Please email Sandra.johnston@vitae.co.nz

 

Trainer: Sandra Johnston

Sandra is an experienced advanced trainer for CIMA in New Zealand & is the CIMA Committee of Management New Zealand Representative and liaison officer She is the Vitae Trauma Services Manager with responsibility for recruiting, training and accrediting Vitae’s national network of trained CI responders and manages the critical incident process for Vitae.

 

Accredited and Registered Advanced trainer Crisis Intervention and Management Australasia CIMA & the International Critical Incident Stress Management Foundation (HQ USA) ICISF

  • Master Science MSc Counselling Psychology (Hons);
  • Dip Clinical Supervision;
  • Cert. Advanced CI Response training.
  • Associate Degree Business Studies.

 

About ICISF & CIMA

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) is a non-profit, open membership foundation.

Crisis Intervention & Management (CIMA) assists personnel in emergency services and allied organizations in the prevention and effective management of critical incident stress. CIMA adopts the particular model of Critical Incident Stress Management and embraces the philosophies and principles of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation ICISF.

 

About Vitae

Vitae is a Not for Profit organisation providing a range of services in support of workplace wellbeing. In the last year we have provided responses to over 500 traumatic events affecting people at work.

 

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