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Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention

August 21, 2024 – August 23, 2024

8:00 AM-5:00 PM Central Time

Virtual Training via Zoom

This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses.

Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups. 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.

This course is designed for anyone 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

  • Commanly accepted and empirically-derived mechanisms

  • SAFER-Revised model

  • Suicide intervention

  • Relevant research findings

  • Large group crisis interventions

  • Small group crisis interventions

  • Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention

  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

  • Testimonials

    "Bart was very knowledgeable and a great instructor!"

    "Dr. Leger is a remarkable instructor! I'm hoping that any further trainings that we take have him as the instructor. Professional and thorough!"

    "Bart was excellent and I can tell how much he is passionate about the services he provides- it shows in his teaching!"

    "Dr. Leger was very easy to listen to, and I look forward to taking more of his courses."

    "Dr. Leger was extremely knowledgeable. He presented a lot of real world experiences and situations that he has used the skills taught in this class."

    "Bart is the subject matter expert. I appreciate his adept blend of theory with experience in using the CISM methods in practical application."

    Your Trainer

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    Bart J. Leger, PhD, FAAETS, CCISM

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    Dr. Leger is an ICISF Approved Instructor and has nearly 35 years of experience providing crisis intervention, stress management, peer support, training, and consulting services to first responders, mental health professionals, clergy, school counselors, medical, corporate, and industrial fields. His PhD is in counseling with a concentration in traumatic stress. He is a board certified Fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and retired from the Calcasieu (Louisiana) Parish Sheriff's Office.

    Bart has experience in the business sector, law enforcement, fire services, EMS, schools and churches, he is uniquely qualified to provide consulting, training and program development in the areas of peer support teams, critical incident stress management, workplace violence, church and workplace safety, suicide intervention, compassion fatigue/burnout, and many other workforce wellness concerns.

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