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CISM Training and Peer Support Team Development




Unlock the Power to Thrive

Every day, people just like you face tough situations that really test how strong and resilient they are. We're here to show you a better way to handle these challenges – a way that not only lets you get through them but actually helps you come out stronger and ready to take on whatever comes next.

Our CISM Training is more than just a class. It's an adventure into learning how to handle tough times. We'll equip you with real, effective strategies to tackle whatever comes your way. Join us as we explore powerful ways to help both yourself and others in crisis. With these skills, we can take on any challenge that comes our way.

What is Critical Incident Stress Management?

Critical Incident Stress Management, commonly called CISM, is a peer support model that combines different crisis intervention methods to lessen the impact of an event, accelerate the recovery process, and assess the need for additional or alternative services.

What You Will Learn:

  • You will gain a fundamental understanding of key crisis and stress terms and concepts.

  • Learn the five elements of strategic planning as it relates to CISM activations.

  • Learn Individual and Group Crisis Interventions to support operational teams.

  • Understand the nature of resistance, resiliency, and recovery in the field of CISM.

  • Understand and practice informational and interactive group process and individual crisis intervention procedures.

  • Understand how and when to provide CISM interventions as well as when it is not recommended.

  • Experiencing a traumatic event takes its toll

    Emergency services and healthcare professions demand much from its people. After a critical incident a person may be experiencing...

  • Panic symptoms

  • Depression

  • Inability to focus

  • Sleep disruption

  • Irritability

  • Extreme guilt

  • Who Would Benefit

    • Law Enforcement Personnel

    • Firefighters

    • Emergency Medical Services

    • Emergency Room Personnel

    • Physicians

    • Nursing Staff

    Psychological Body Armor benefit

    Dr. Leger was amazing! The class was more down to earth and understandable than I thought it would be. For a class, let alone a zoom course with people around the nation, the support I received was parallel to none. Highly recommend this course!

    Recent Class Attendee

    Upcoming Assisting Individuals and Group Crisis Course

    GRIN Assisting Individuals and Group Crisis CISM Training

    Date: TBD

    Registration: $295

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Central Time) Each day
    3-Day Class

    This course is being offered as a Remote Learning - Live Training! This course includes content of traditional in-person classroom training via Zoom technology.

    • Real-time presentations
    • Faculty Interaction
    • Small group breakouts
    • Live Q & A

    27 Contact Hours: 2.7 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

    *Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

    Meet The Presenter

    Stress Management Trainer and Speaker

    Bart J Leger, PhD., BCPC, FAAETS, CCISM

    Dr. Leger 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 a retired first responder.

    With 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.

    ... see you on the inside!"

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