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CISM Training

In these two 2-day training courses, peer supporters will acquire supporting skills designed to help them assist co-workers who are experiencing a variety of life-crisis situations.

Where: Lakeway Police Department 1941 Lohman's Crossing Rd, Lakeway, Texas, 78734

Cost: FREE

Sign up for one, or both of these trainings

Assisting Individuals in Crisis

August 22nd & 23rd, 2023

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Designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques 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 practice

  • Basic crisis communication techniques

  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions

  • Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms

  • SAFER-Revised model

  • Suicide intervention

  • Risks of iatrogenic “harm”

Group Crisis Intervention

August 24th & 25th, 2023

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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.

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)

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