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Spring 2017 Basic CISM Class announced

December 20, 2016 / Alain Jacon / Education & CME


Dates:  Feb. 24th, 2017, 6 PM to 10 PM and Feb. 25th,  2017, 8:30 AM to 5 PM

Location:  Hillside Agency, 1 Mustard St., Rochester, NY 14609   Light refreshments provided Friday evening; lunch to be provided Saturday.

Cost:  $175 per student. Certificates of Completion and an elegant CISM pin will be provided.

Each class requires full payment and pre-registrationA registration form is attached to this course announcement for your convenience.  For further details, maps/directions or any other questions, please contact:  CISM Perspectives Inc. at 585-739-9011, or at or

This class (12 hour) is the minimum required training to become an active Member/Responder of any Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team or Peer Support Team.

Topics include: Defining and understanding critical incident stress,  “Imprints of Horror” theory, Emergency Responder accumulative stress, Emergency Responder PTSD, Mind-Body effects from critical incidents, effective triage and proper application of CISM interventions (1:1 Interventions, Defusing, and Debriefings) appropriate interfacing and working with professional mental health resources, teaching/role modeling CISM responder wellness/balance.  This class is multi-media and a heavy emphasis on practical skill building.

This important training is open and ideal for any Emergency Responder, Public Safety, Emergency Communications Centers, Behavioral/Mental Health, Clergy, Hospital staff who are interested in learning how ‘to take care of our own’ before, during and after any traumatic or critical incidents and how to respond  and assist appropriately with a proven model to help educate, mitigate and lessen the effects of Critical Incident Stress and the proper management of it at the individual and agency levels.

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