Upcoming Class – January 14th, Cupertino, California: Psychological and Spiritual Care: Yourself and Your Community in Times of Stress

Contact (below) Nick Arnett to plan and schedule CISM, crisis intervention, peer support or disaster psychology training for your team. Check out testimonials for his work with fire, EMS, law enforcement, schools and more. Fees are based on location, length of training and number of students. Minimum class size is typically 10 students; at least 16 is preferred. Maximum class size is usually 35. Classes generally must be scheduled at least a month in advance.

ICISF Group Crisis Intervention

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 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

  • Relevant research findings
  • Relevant recommendations for practice
  • Incident assessment
  • Strategic intervention planning
  • “Resistance, resilience, recovery” continuum
  • Large group crisis interventions
  • Small group crisis interventions
  • Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
  • Reducing risks
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)Completion of “Group Crisis Intervention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Psychological and Spiritual Care: Yourself and Your Community in Times of Stress

Are you active in caring for people during emergencies, disasters and other crises? This free class will equip you to provide culturally competent psychological and spiritual care, particularly for vulnerable populations (youth, elderly and others) during crises.

It is designed especially for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), ham radio operators (ARES/RACES), Medical Reserve Corps and caring ministry volunteers, such as Stephen Ministers. Curriculum is based on Psychological First Aid, CERT Disaster Psychology and Critical Incident Stress Management.

FEMA Disaster Psychology

Disaster Psychology will prepare participants to cope more effectively with their own stress during and after a disaster, as well as care for community members’ psychological, emotional and spiritual needs.  Based on FEMA’s curriculum developed for Community Emergency Response Team, this course can be adapted to a variety of audiences and lengths from four to eight hours. Photos and real-world examples from U.S. and international disasters, including the Haiti earthquake aftermath, illustrate the challenges and tools for self and community care. This course covers the basics of Psychological First Aid and Critical Incident Stress Management.