CISM Certificate/Intro/Refresher Training

Obtain a certificate of completion in courses from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, or keep your Critical Incident Stress Management skills sharp or receive an introduction to CISM techniques with these LIVE virtual training sessions via Zoom! Each session will be conducted by David R. Edwards, PhD, CCISM, CTSS* – an Approved Instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation as well as a Certified Trauma Services Specialist. List of topics, dates, costs, and registration links are below:

Wednesday through Friday, April 14-16 from 8:00 AM until 5:30 PM (Eastern Time): GRIN – Group and Individual Crisis Intervention (ICISF Course). $295 REGISTER HERE

Saturday, April 17th from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM (Eastern Time): Differentiating Between Distress and Dysfunction. $10 REGISTER HERE

Saturday, May 22nd from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM (Eastern Time): Overview of Strategic Planning in Crisis Intervention. $10 REGISTRATION OPENS ON MAY 1ST

Saturday, June 26th from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM (Eastern Time): Practical Applications Part I – SAFER-R Model. $10 REGISTRATION OPENS ON JUNE 1ST

Saturday, July 24th from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM (Eastern Time): Practical Applications Part II –Informational Group Processes. $10 REGISTRATION OPENS ON JULY 1ST

Saturday, August 28th from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM (Eastern Time): Practical Applications Part III – Interactive Group Processes. $10 REGISTRATION OPENS ON AUGUST 1ST

Saturday, September 25th from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM (Eastern Time): Confronting the Issue of Suicide. $10 REGISTRATION OPENS ON SEPTEMBER 1ST

Saturday, October 23rd from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM (Eastern Time): Why Every CISM Team Needs a Chaplain. $10 REGISTRATION OPENS ON OCTOBER 1ST

Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM (Eastern Time): Understanding First Responder Culture. $10 REGISTRATION OPENS ON NOVEMBER 1ST

Saturday, December 18th from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM (Eastern Time): Understanding First Responder Family Stress. $10 REGISTRATION OPENS ON DECEMBER 1ST

Topics for 2022 (dates to be determined):

  • When Helping Them is Hurting You – Compassion Fatigue
  • Ethics and Confidentiality
  • Techniques for Verbal De-escalation
  • Developing Situational Awareness
  • Cultural and Religious Diversity
  • Honor Guard and Funeral Protocols
  • The Pros and Cons of Social Media
  • And more . . .

* Continuing education credits for police officers, dispatchers, and mental health professionals may be available through the program sponsor, The 227 Project (a Michigan dba of Call for Backup).

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