Become a QPR Suicide Gatekeeper Online
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In-person and live, online training helping emergency services, health care professions and others, provide peer support for peers who have been through a critical incident
Critical Incident Stress Management, commonly called CISM, is a peer support model that combines various 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:
Learn how to communicate to someone who has been through a crisis situation with active listening skills.
Recognize the common psychological reactions people experience in the wake of critical incidents.
Learn why the CISM model of assisting individuals in crisis works to lessen the impact of a traumatic event.
Learn and apply the SAFER-Revised model of individual crisis intervention to support your peers.
Learn and apply the SAFER-Revised model of crisis intervention with suicidal individuals.
Understand the nature and definitions of a psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention.
Emergency services and healthcare professions demand much from its people. After a critical incident a person may be experiencing...
Inability to focus
Assisting Individuals in Crisis will prepare you to provide emotional first aid to your peers who are having difficulty bouncing back from a difficult experience
Law Enforcement Personnel
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Room Personnel
Here's a breakdown of what you'll be learning inside this training.
Understand and discuss the natures and definitions of a psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention.
The foundational skill in crisis intervention is the ability to listen. This section teaches you the skills necessary to gain interpersonal trust with the individuals you are assisting.
Crisis intervention involves several important crisis communication techniques. This section covers these techniques and helps build these important skills.
You learn crisis communication techniques in the previous section. Here you are provided with a structure in which to use those tools. It is a simple structure for asking questions during peer support.
It is important to understand some of the most common psychological and behavioral reactions seen in the wake of critical incidents. This section covers these reactions so you are prepared for when you observe them.
It's important to understand why an intervention model works instead of just memorizing protocols. Learn why this model of crisis intervention works and when not to use.
Originally developed for use with law enforcement, the SAFER-R model is a step-by-step model for working with individuals in crisis. It may be considered a form of psychological first aid (PFA).
While not a course on suicide intervention, this section applies the SAFER-R model of crisis intervention in situations where individuals may be in suicidal crisis.
No courses scheduled at this time
• Real-time presentations
• Faculty Interaction
• Small group breakouts
• Live Q & A
George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP, FAPA, FACLP, CCISM
Dr. Everly is an award-winning author and researcher. In 2016 PubMed Reminer ranked him as the #1 published author in two fields: crisis intervention and psychological first aid. He holds appointments as Professor in the Department of International Health (affiliated) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Professor of Psychology at Loyola University in Maryland (core faculty).
Dr. Everly was a Harvard Scholar, visiting in psychology, Harvard University; a Visiting Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Chief Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Johns Hopkins' Homewood Hospital Center.
He has authored numerous professional papers and 20 books including the ground-breaking books Controlling Stress and Tension, Occupational Health Promotion, and A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress Response. He is uniquely trained in business management, neuroscience, public health, and clinical psychology. He is co-founder of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)
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We'll take a few minutes and discuss your organizational requirements to determine your best plan of action.
HOST THE TRAINING
We'll provide interactive in-person or "virtual" training for your personnel. You may also include other organizations and individuals in your area.
Your staff will be prepared to support others who are in crisis.
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.
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