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Nov. 2, 2021 | St. Mary's Foundation
by Bradley Burck

Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention Course

A 3-day Course in Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention

Stress Training

Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention

A course offered by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Hosts: Mountain Health Network, Mountain Health Network Foundations, and the St. Mary’s Department of Spiritual Care

Course: Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention
Date: May 18-20, 2022
Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Location: St. Mary’s Center of Education – 2853 5th Ave, Huntington, WV 25702
Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2022

Course Description:

This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses.

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”. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups. 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, defusing’s and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business and Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.

Program Highlights:

• Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
• Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
• Critical incident stress management
• Evidence-based practice
• Basic crisis communication techniques
• Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
• Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms
• SAFER-Revised model
• Suicide intervention
• Relevant research findings
• Large group crisis interventions
• Small group crisis interventions
• Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
• Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Continuing Education Information: Three-Day Course
General Contact Hours: 27 Contact Hours: 2.7 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

*Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

Speaker: Jeffery Lating, PhD
Dr. Lating, who has been teaching psychology at Loyola since 1994 and became a full-time faculty member in 2000. Dr. Lating received his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia in addition to completing a post-doc fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Today he brings his knowledge of and experience with the field of medicine to his courses in health psychology and students in Loyola’s Pre-Health Programs.

Program Cost: $100 per person
Cost Includes: Program speaker, materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day.

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