Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

The Advanced Group Crisis Intervention training program 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 which was established in the basic program and/or in publications. At the conclusion of this educational program the participants will have been exposed to specific, proven strategies to intervene with those suffering the ill effects of their exposure to trauma. The emphasis will be on advanced defusings and debriefings in complex situations.

The Advanced Group Crisis Intervention training has been developed for EAP, human resources and public safety personnel, mental health professionals, chaplains, paramedics, firefighters, physicians, police officers, nurses, dispatchers, airline personnel and disaster workers who are already trained in the critical incident stress debriefing format. It will also be useful for those who are working extensively with traumatized victims from various walks of life.

Day 1: (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

• Nature of Human Stress
• Stressors, Traumatic Stress
• Symptoms of Excessive Stress
• Stress-related Diseases
• Stress Management
• Recovering from Excessive Stress
• Nature of Post-Traumatic Syndromes and PTSD
• Early Warning Signs and Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress
• PTSD versus Discipline Problem
• Responding to Post-Traumatic Stress in Others -Management Reaction, Peers' Reaction, Referral
• A Rationale for CISD
• Why CISD Works
• Role of CISD in Prevention of PTSD
• Current Thinking on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM )
• CISD versus Psychotherapy

Day 2: (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

• Basic Changes in CISM
• Spouse Education
• Significant Others as Team Members
• Supporting the Emergency Services Family
• Expanded Role of Peer Support Personnel
• Preserving CISM Team Members
• Lessons Learned from CISM
• Difficult Debriefings
• Multiple Line of Duty Death
• Symbolic Debriefings
• Multiple Incident Debriefings
• Comprehensive CISM approach to complex situations
• CISM in Disasters

Call SCLEAP office for time, location and cost. Local law enforcement agencies are invited to use SCLEAP staff and host a training event.


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