Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 8:30 AM EDT
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Dr. Tina Brookes 
The Academy - NICRT 

GRIN: Group Crisis Response (GR) and Assisting Individuals in Crisis (IN) Combo Class 

ICISF Approved CISM Course to equip individuals with the foundational skills to respond to individuals and groups following a traumatic event, both large and small scale.

Instructor: Dr. Tina S Brookes, CEO

Fee: $250 ($50 Non-refundable). $200 refundable before Sept. 28, 2021 

Class Size Limit: 30

Details: ZOOM, Oct 12,13,14, 2021, 10:00am-6:00pm EDT

Registration Closes: September 28, 2021

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 intervention which is provided by first responder peers, chaplains, educators, healthcare staff, etc and 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, 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 is designed for anyone in the fields of Disaster Response, Emergency Services, Education, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, 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)