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ICISF/ GRIN Training has been postponed until Spring 2019

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The “GRIN” Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support & Group Crisis Intervention

This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support & Group Crisis Intervention courses. Description of each course is below.

Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support

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”. This program is designed for teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention.
Program Highlights
 Psychological crisis and psychological crisis
 Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
 Critical incident stress management
 Evidence-based practice
 Basic crisis communication techniques

Group Crisis Intervention

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

 Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
 Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms  SAFER-Revised model

 Suicide intervention

 Relevant research findings
 Reducing risks
 Large group crisis interventions
 Relevant recommendations for practice  Incident assessment
 Strategic intervention planning

DATE: October 11-13, 2018 TIME: 8am - 5pm daily (must attend all hours)

Location: Talia Bassment Club 809 Main St. North Wilesboro, NC 28659 COST: $195.00 for both Group and Assisting Individuals Certifications 3 day class

Local Contact: Chaplain Kathy Kozak, Phone: 336-391-6195 Email:


You will be responsible for your own lodging, meals and transportation

This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, First Responders, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.

Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress

group training is for Chaplains, Teachers, Hospital Staff, Emergency Service Workers, Police and any other profession that has a heart to serve.  The CISM/Crisis Individual and Group Crisis Intervention course will be 3 days from 8-5pm. the cost $200.00

Lodging has been secured at  Holiday Inn, Wilkesboro . This includes free WI-FI and full breakfast .Thursday  double or king room $120.00, Friday double or king room $140.00

This is reserved under the group heading "GRIN".  336-838-1800.




Earlier Event: September 15
Carry Conceal Course
Later Event: October 12
BURN 24/7 Worship Night