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Critical Incident Stress Management

If you need a debriefer, call your local 9-1-1 center. 
Chemung County: 607-735-8600
Steuben County: 607-664-2911
Schuyler County: 607-535-8222

They have the list of on-call volunteers.  You can call for yourself or if you notice a colleague seems to be having a rough time.   


Group Crisis Intervention
Debriefing Course


Date:                 March 13 & 14, 2015          
Time:                8:00am - 4:00pm
Location:           EMSTAR Training Center
                         1058 West Church Street
                         Elmira, NY 14905
Instructor:         Scott Forbes, LMSW

Course Fee $75, includes textbook
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Seating is limited!                                                                             

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, defusing and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

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.

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Completion of “Group Crisis Intervention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Scott Forbes, LMSW is the Director of Chemung County, New York’s Crisis Program – a mobile mental health crisis team that addresses the mental health needs of the community. He has worked in the field of crisis
counseling and intervention for over 30 years. Scott also the Clinical Director for the Tri-County CISM Team. For more than 20 years, he has been a certified trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and often leads seminars and workshops in the fields of mental health and human services. Scott received his Master’s in Social Work from Marywood University and a post graduate
certificate in Trauma Counseling from SUNY Buffalo.

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