CISM: Group Crisis Intervention in Augusta
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Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of and a specific protocol for group crisis intervention.

2/20/2020 to 2/21/2020
When: February 20 & February 21, 2020
8:00 - 4:30 pm
Where: Augusta City Center
Lecture Hall
16 Cony Street
Augusta, Maine  04330
United States
Contact: Carly Allen
207-622-5767 ext. 2312

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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)


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.