CISM (Critical Incident and Stress Management)

The CISM course is about Crisis Intervention. It is not psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialised acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialised 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 CISM will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilisations, defusing’s and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed and we will include a Biblical framework throughout our 3 days together.

Course Description: Pastoral Crisis Intervention 1. (PCI1)

Pastoral Crisis Intervention may be thought of as the combination of faith-based resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention. Pastoral crisis intervention represents a powerful addition to traditional community and organisational psychological support resources. The purpose of this course is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated. Chaplains, pastoral counsellors, mental health professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of faith-based resources should find this course of interest.

The cost of this 3-day residential course will be in the order of £250 per person. The next course will be from 5th – 7th September 2019 at All Nations Christian College, Ware, SG12 8LX. To receive further information on attending the 2019 CISM training, please enter your details below via the Register button, and select the event from the drop down menu. Thank you.