Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 8:30 AM EDT
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Dr. Tina Brookes 
The Academy - NICRT 

Online Class: GRIN - Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention 

The Academy-NICRT is pleased to announce the scheduling of the 3-day GRIN class: a special combination of the two key ICISF training courses "Assisting Individuals in Crisis" and Group Crisis Intervention.

This class will be conducted online via a Zoom Meeting.

About the Course

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, 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 Business & 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 practiceBasic crisis communication techniques
  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
  • Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide interventionRelevant research findings
  • Large group crisis interventions
  • Small group crisis interventionsAdverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Instructor - Dr Tina Brookes

Course Dates and Times
Classes will run from 8:30AM EDT to 5:00PM EDT on all three days - Wednesday, October 28 to Friday, October 30. Breaks will be provided and we will typically take a 30-minute lunch break during the noontime.

Class Size - Will be limited to 34 students.

Last Day to Register for the Class - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Course Fees -  
  • Course registration is $250 per individual. 
  • Payment options - PayPal or Check
  • The last day to register for the class is Wednesday, October 14.
  • "Payments made by Check" must be received by October 14 or your registration may be cancelled. You will receive a refund of all monies paid less a $75 cancellation fee..
  • You may cancel your registration until August 14 and receive a refund of monies paid less a $75 cancellation fee. 
  • No refund will be made for cancellations after August 14 except as granted by the Instructor for extenuating circumstances.
Course Books
I will provide you with special codes to use to download electronic versions of the course books from the ICISF Bookstore at the beginning of the class. Three formats are provided: PDF, ePub and Mobi (Kindle). Additional handouts may be delivered to you during the class using Zoom functionality. You may desire to print those handouts to refer to during breakout sessions.

Note Especially
  • This online class will be held using the Zoom Meeting application. You should ensure you have devices and Internet connections that support the continual use of Zoom.
  • Once you have completed the registration for the class through Constant Contact, you will receive instructions and the link for Zoom Meeting. 
  • At registration you will need to provide your mailing address, email address and phone number so we may contact you regarding any aspect of the course Including technical support for Zoom meeting.