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"Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): Crisis Intervention for the Workplace and Community."

Presented by: Janelle & Associates Consulting Ltd.

CISM Training courses are presented by Janelle & Associates as interactive workshops designed to help public and private sector employees and mental health professionals in their understanding of a wide range of peer support crisis intervention services. CISM Training helps prepare participants to effectively provide these interventions, specifically after tragic or catastrophic events in the workplace or community.

In addition to informative lectures, all CISM Training agendas include extensive "hands-on" practical skills training and coaching, facilitated by experienced instructors. In addition, an overview of a working-model CISM protocol provides valuable insight to the structure and operation of a typical CISM program.

An award winning and internationally renowned team of professional CISM Instructors provides outstanding presentations and the CISM Training curriculum meets or exceeds all requirements and standards as set forth by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc (ICISF). Participants receive an official ICISF Certificate of Attendance and become eligible for Continuing Education Credit (CEUs) upon completion of a course.

CISM Training assists participants in the development and maintenance of a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team. The training is useful for anyone who wishes to know more about CISM crisis intervention techniques and will help prepare individuals to assist distressed co-workers and communities during a time of critical need.


Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM):
Basic Group Crisis Intervention.

The Basic CISM Training agenda is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum. The course helps prepare participants to provide a wide range of crisis intervention services, specifically for aviation/transportation industry employees and other high-risk workplace environments. Topics include pre and post incident crisis education, spousal/significant other support, on-scene support, crisis intervention for individuals, mobilization and demobilization after large scale traumatic events, small group defusing and the group intervention known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up, professional referrals and peer limitations is also described. Evidence gathered to date strongly supports the multi-component intervention strategy that is discussed in this course.

Basic CISM Training will be of interest to any person who wishes to know more about crisis intervention techniques for workplace or community trauma. Aviation and transportation industry workers, industrial, commercial, EAP, human resources, public safety, emergency services, military, government and institutional personnel, as well as mental health professionals, chaplains, physicians, nurses and disaster workers can all benefit from this comprehensive training.

Topics include:

  • Nature of Stress / Traumatic Stress
  • Types of Critical Incidents
  • CISM Team Structure
  • On-Scene Support Services
  • Mobilization / Demobilization
  • Group Debriefing (CISD)
  • Defusing
  • Facilitative Listening Skills
  • Spousal / Significant Other Support
  • Individual Intervention
  • Referral Options and Peer Limitations
  • Helping The Helper
  • Confidentiality Issues

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM):
Advanced Group Crisis Intervention.

The Advanced CISM Training agenda has been designed to provide participants with the latest information on critical incident stress management techniques and post-trauma syndromes. The program emphasizes a broadening of the knowledge base concerning critical incident stress interventions as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that was established in the Basic program and/or publications. Specifically, the program addresses advanced concepts that are the foundation of Defusings and Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD) with an emphasis on advanced techniques for complex crisis situations In addition, this course discusses the pathological consequences of traumatic stress and the theoretical basis and research evidence regarding CISM.

Advanced CISM Training will be of interest to personnel from the aviation, transportation, industrial, commercial, EAP, human resources, public safety, military, government and institutional environment, as well as mental health professionals, chaplains, emergency services personnel, physicians, nurses, and disaster workers who are already trained in the Critical Incident Stress Management format. It will also be useful for those who are working extensively with traumatized victims from various walks of life.

Note: The course does not provide Basic CISM instruction. Completion of a Basic CISM course should be pre-requisite for attendance.

Topics include:

  • Traumatic Stress / Stress Management
  • Nature of Post-Traumatic Syndromes and PTSD
  • Signs and Symptoms of PTSD / Responding to PTSD in Others / Referral
  • Rationale for CISM / Why CISD Works / Role in Prevention of PTSD
  • CISD vs. Psychotherapy
  • Current Thinking on CISM
  • Best Practices / Lessons Learned from CISM
  • Difficult Debriefings: Line of Duty Death / Symbolic / Multiple Incident / Disasters
  • Preserving CISM Team Members
  • Comprehensive CISM Approach


First Nations' CISM: Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) for First Nations' and Aboriginal Communities

The First Nations' Basic CISM Training course is offered with specially modified curriculum designed to address the unique needs of First Nations' and Aboriginal communities and supporters. Presented by a very experienced and internationally renowned Instructor, the training emphasizes techniques for crisis intervention within First Nations' communities and CISM for First Nations' emergency service providers.

The First Nations' Basic CISM Training agenda is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum. The course helps prepare participants to provide a wide range of crisis intervention services, high-risk workplace and community environments. Topics include pre and post incident crisis education, spousal/significant other support, on-scene support, crisis intervention for individuals, mobilization and demobilization after large scale traumatic events, small group defusing and the group intervention known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up, professional referrals and peer limitations is also described. Evidence gathered to date strongly supports the multi-component intervention strategy that is discussed in this course.

First Nations' Basic CISM Training will be of interest to any person who wishes to know more about crisis intervention techniques for First Nations' workplace or community trauma. Emergency services and public safety, human resources, schools, government and institutional personnel, as well as mental health professionals, chaplains, physicians, nurses and disaster workers can all benefit from this comprehensive training.

Topics include:

  • First Nations Emergency Services
  • Defining Stress Terms
  • Physiological Response to Stress
  • Comprehensive, Integrative, Multicomponent CISM
  • Critical Incidents
  • Personality of Emergency Personnel
  • Acute Stress / Delayed Stress / "Taking it Home"
  • On-Scene Support Services
  • Types of CISM Interventions
  • Group Debriefing (CISD) / Defusing
  • First Nations' CISM Teams

Other CISM Courses Available:

  • CISM Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support
    (2 Day / ICISF Certificate)
  • Peer Skills Level I / Level II (1 Day / non-certificate)
  • CISM Program Builder (1 Day / non-certificate)

For more information on CISM courses please contact info@cisresponse.com or call (604) 931-9002.