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CISM Training: Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis, March 3-4

January 16th, 2020 by Allison McIntyre

A free, two-day Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis course is being held March 3-4, 2020 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m both days at the Anchorage City Church (1301 W. 100th Ave., Anchorage, AK).

Register online by Jan. 31, 2020 at:


ICISF’s “Assisting Individuals in Crisis” should be viewed as a prerequisite.

Crisis Intervention is NOT Psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. This program is the second in a two course series entitled Assisting Individuals in Crisis Intervention. The program is designed to teach crisis interventions it applies to assisting individuals in crisis, one person at a time. It does not teach group crisis intervention; although some of the skill sets contained herein are certainly applicable to group intervention. This program will teach advanced scenario-based crisis intervention techniques based upon an understanding of the basic crisis intervention concepts, principles, and tactics taught in the first assisting individuals in crisis program.

What you will learn

  • Natures & definitions of a psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Nature and definition of critical incident stress management and its role as a continuum of care.
  • Empathic communication techniques practice of psychological triage
  • SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in a suicide scenario
  • SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in a “follow-up” or referral scenario
  • Risks of iatrogenic “harm” associated with psychological crisis intervention and will further discuss how to reduce those risks principles of self-care

The content of these Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training workshops and/or presentations may include graphic or disturbing subject matter and maybe emotionally distressing to some participants. Participants are encouraged to leave the training at any point should they find the material excessively distressing. This curriculum is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be considered, or used as a substitute for, professional medical/psychological advice, diagnosis, and treatment.

**The K-LOVE/Air1 Pastoral Care members will be available to participants during the class to discuss any adverse reactions to the presentation, should this occur.

Instructor: Dr. Naomi Paget
CEUs: 1.4

For more information, contact Lorraine Caldwell at extension 1969 or