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2014 Courses

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** Continuing Education Units (CEU):

Certificates will be issued from the University of Maryland-Baltimore for all the CISM courses for the number of contact hours and continuing education units. 

Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board is approved by the following Kentucky Boards to award continuing education units:  Effective Instructional Leadership Act (EIL), and Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC).

**Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. KPA is also approved to provide continuing education by the Kentucky Board of Social Work (LCSW), the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists (PAT) and the Kentucky Board of Professional Counselors (LPCC). 

Kentucky Department for Public Health is approved to provide Nursing continued education units for the Psychological First Aid-2 course.

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Schedule Changes:

Due to the nature of these courses, it is important to have enough participants to make the course a quality training experience.  Early registration is encouraged.  If registrations are low, KCCRB reserves the right to reschedule the course.

Upcoming Courses

 

Courses are being scheduled now.

 

If you would like to be on email list for course announcements, please email with request to KCCRB.

 
Date: July 22 - 24, 2014 REGISTER NOW
Course: Individual & Group Crisis Intervention 
Length: 27 hours - 3-Day: 8am-5:00pm
Sponsor: KCCRB
Location: Middletown Fire Protection Dist Station 1
108 Urton Lane, Louisville, KY
Register By: July 17, 2014
Cost:  $250/person
CEU: See Above  **
Instructor: Wright
     
Date: August 26, 2014 REGISTER NOW
Course: Psychological First Aid - PFA-II
Length: 8 hours - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sponsor: KCCRB
Location: Morehead Fire Dept., Station 2
3175 Flemingsburg Road, Morehead, Ky. 40351
Register By: August 25, 2014
Cost:  No Cost
NOTE: If pursuing Team Membership, the following course will need to be completed as well. Recommended for all participants. NCTSN PFA Online
CEU: See Above  **
Instructor: Wright  
Date: September 9, 2014 REGISTER NOW
Course: Psychological First Aid - PFA-II
Length: 8 hours - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sponsor: KCCRB
Location: Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center
4675 Kentucky 181, Greenville, KY  42345
Register By:
Cost:  No Cost
NOTE: If pursuing Team Membership, the following course will need to be completed as well. Recommended for all participants. NCTSN PFA Online
CEU: See Above  **
Instructor: Robinson  
Date: September 22-24, 2014 REGISTER NOW
Course: Pastoral Crisis Intervention I & II COMBO Class
Length: 26 hours - 3-Day: 8am-4:30pm
Sponsor: KCCRB
Location: Middletown Fire Protection District Station 1
108 Urton Lane, Louisville, KY  40243
Register By:
Cost:  $250/person
CEU: See Above  **
Instructor: Wright  
Date: TBA
Course: Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support
Length: 13 hours - 2-Day: 8am-4:30pm
Sponsor: KCCRB
Location: TBA
Lexington, KY
Register By:
Cost:  $150/person
CEU: See Above  **
Instructor: Arnold  
Date: October 24-25, 2014
Course: Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support REGISTER NOW
Length: 13 hours - 2-Day: 8am-4:30pm
Sponsor: KCCRB
Location: Four Rivers Behavioral Health
425 Broadway, Paducah, KY  42001
Register By: Oct. 21, 2014
Cost:  $150/person
CEU: See Above  **
Instructor: Wright  
Date: TBA
Course: Group Crisis Intervention
Length: 14 hours - 2-Day: 8am-5:00pm
Sponsor: KCCRB
Location: TBA
Bardstown, KY Area
Register By:
Cost:  $150/person
CEU: See Above  **
Instructor: Arnold  

 
 
 
Course Plans

We are currently planning courses throughout the state.

Watch for more information.

 


 Questions about training?

Contact C. J. Wright, Training Program Coordinator

 

Interested in becoming a team member?

Contact Jocelyn Baldor, Team Program Coordinator

 


Course Descriptions

Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support

Group Crisis Intervention

Pastoral Crisis Intervention I

Pastoral Crisis Intervention II

Psychological First Aid I & II

 

Combo Courses

Pastoral Crisis Intervention I & II

Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support & Group Crisis Intervention

 

 

 

 

 

Assisting Individuals in Crisis

(aka Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support)  Crisis intervention is NOT psychotherapy. Rather it is a specialized acute emergency behavioral health intervention that requires specialized training. As physical first-aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called "emotional first-aid."  Crisis interventions are typically done individually (one-on-one) or in groups. This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual intervention. The audience for this class includes emergency services, military, and business/industrial peer support personnel without formal training in behavioral health, as well as behavioral health and school professionals who desire to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques. ($150; 13 Contact Hours)

Please note that this is a two-day class. The topics listed below will be covered over the course of two days.

(8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.)    Registration: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

The concept of CISM as a comprehensive crisis intervention program

The role of the individual crisis intervention in the comprehensive CISM program

Terms and concepts relevant to the study of crisis, traumatic stress and crisis intervention

Differential utilities of selected crisis communication techniques

Demonstration of selected crisis communication techniques

Psychological reactions to crisis and trauma

SAFER protocol for individual crisis intervention and it's role in comprehensive CISM
Demonstration using the SAFER protocol for individual crisis intervention

Review of common problems encountered while working with individuals in crisis

** Continuing Education Units (CEU):  KPA, EIL and KLEC continuing education credit.

Group Crisis Intervention

Group Crisis Intervention training program is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multicomponent crisis intervention curriculum. The two day course prepares participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services, including pre and post incident crisis education, significant other support services, on-scene support services, crisis intervention for individuals, demobilizations after large scale traumatic incidents, small group defusings and group interventions. The Group Intervention Course specifically prepares participants to provide several of these interventions. The need for appropriate follow up services and referrals when necessary is also described. Considerable evidence gathered to date strongly supports the multicomponent crisis intervention strategy that is discussed in this course. The Group Intervention training is open to any person who wishes to know more about crisis intervention techniques. Emergency services and disaster workers, security, safety, military, industrial and school system personnel, EAPs, human resources personnel, psychologists, social workers, counselors and others can all benefit from the Group Intervention training. ($150; 14 Contact Hours)

Day 1: (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
General, cumulative, critical incident stress and PTSD
High risk populations- emergency services, military, other
Critical Incidents - death, injury, threat, terror, etc.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) fundamentals
Core intervention tactics
Demobilization
Defusing of small groups

Day 2: (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Defusing Demonstration
Essentials of group intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Assessing the need for CISD
Factors which enhance CISD success
Question / Answer

** Continuing Education Units (CEU): KPA, EIL and KLEC continuing education credit.

Pastoral Crisis Intervention I

Pastoral Crisis Intervention I (PCI) may be thought of as the combination of faith-based resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention. PCI represents a powerful addition to traditional community and organizational psychological support resources. The purpose of this two-day workshop is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Demonstrate a familiarity with the psychological interventions as may be applied within a faith-based community; Define the concepts of crisis and Critical Incident Stress Management; Define Pastoral Crisis Intervention; Define the SAFER-R-PCI model; and Identify the most appropriate Pastoral Crisis Intervention to use with a given crisis event.

Chaplains, pastoral counselors, mental health professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of faith-based resources in crisis intervention should find this course of interest. ($150; 13 Contact Hours)

Day 1: (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Nature of psychological crisis
Crisis Intervention
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
Overview of faith-based healing: Nature and research
Applications of pastoral crisis intervention
Pastoral crisis assessment: The "crisis of faith"
Psychological triaging
Common psychological reactions during crisis

Day 2: (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Mechanisms of pastoral crisis intervention
The role of religion
Mechanisms of traditional crisis intervention
Indications and contraindications
Practice in pastoral crisis intervention
Most challenging applications
Common problems encountered in pastoral crisis intervention

** Continuing Education Units (CEU): EIL and KLEC continuing education credit.

Pastoral Crisis Intervention II
The "Pastoral Crisis Intervention II" course builds on the foundations of "Pastoral Crisis Intervention I" course. More specific advanced concepts and field applications where pastoral crisis intervention is applied will be covered. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: describe the stages of spiritual development; understand Theodicy; discuss the principles of spiritual first-aid; and recognize and understand the impaired pastoral crisis interventionist.

Prerequisite: "Pastoral Crisis Intervention I" course. Confirmation of full attendance in "Pastoral Crisis Intervention I" is a prerequisite to attend this class. A copy of your certificate for "Pastoral Crisis Intervention I" must be submitted with registration. ($150; 13 Contact Hours) Two-day course.

** Continuing Education Units (CEU): EIL and KLEC continuing education credit.

Psychological First Aid I & II

Psychological First Aid I

PFA online includes a 6-hour interactive course that puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene. This professionally-narrated course is for individuals new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of PFA, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review. It features innovative activities, video demonstrations, and mentor tips from the nation’s trauma experts and survivors. PFA online also offers a Learning Community where participants can share about experiences using PFA in the field, receive guidance during times of disaster, and obtain additional resources and training. This project was funded by SAMHSA, NCPTSD, NACCHO, and HHS Office of the Surgeon General, Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps. This credit may be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education. This course also has 6 CE credits available through the National Association of Social Workers, American Psychological Association, California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and the Board of Registered Nursing.

 

Psychological First Aid Online Course Free course meets part of the requirements for becoming a Disaster Team Member.

 

Psychological First Aid II

One day class - (Psychosocial Impact of Disasters & Catastrophic Events)

Upon completion of this one-day class, participants will:

  • Be able to define Kentucky’s Disaster Behavioral Health Statewide Response System of credentialed professional volunteers ready to respond following catastrophic events and possible medical/public health surge that follows.
  • Become familiar with disaster behavioral health volunteer’s roles and responsibilities.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), incident command structure and Emergency Support Function ESF-8, public health and medical asset provisions
  • Receive an overview of Disaster Behavioral Health triage and Psychological First Aid application in the field during and following a catastrophic event
  • Learn the SAFE-R model of providing crisis intervention
  • Gain knowledge of resiliency, peer-care and self-care during and following response to a catastrophic event.

Participants will be evaluated on the disaster behavioral health core competencies and their proficiency in the delivery of crisis counseling services. No cost.

 

Protecting Our First Responders

Specifically tailored to Fire Service, EMS, Law Enforcement. 

This 2.5 hours course is designed to be a pre-incident training course for emergency service personnel. In the aftermath of a critical incident, whether man-made or natural, stress reactions are the normal response of a healthy person to an abnormal situation. Emergency service personnel responding to critical incidents or disasters will see and experience events that may include witnessing or experiencing tragedy, death, serious injuries and performing their duties in threatening situations. These critical events have the potential to strain their usual coping skills. The physical and psychological well-being of those experiencing this stress, as well as their future ability to function through a prolonged response, will depend upon how they manage this stress. Pre-incident training will help prepare individuals to cope with critical incidents and the reactions that they may experience.

 

  • As Emergency Services personnel, your united mission is to provide emergency services within your community to ensure public safety and resilience of every individual. In the aftermath of a critical incident, whether man-made or natural, stress reactions are the normal response of a healthy person to an abnormal situation. This course will help prepare you to cope with critical incidents and the reactions that you may experience.

Training can be scheduled at your department on a training night. Contact the office for additional information. 502-607-5781

 

Pastoral Crisis Intervention I & II Combined

This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Pastoral Crisis Intervention and Pastoral Crisis Intervention II courses.

Please look closely at the times for this class since they vary from other classes being offered. Only those attending all hours of class will be issued certificates. Please plan travel accordingly.

Course Hours:

8am-5:30pm                 9.5 hrs. - .75 lunch = 8.75

8am-5:30pm                 9.5 hrs. - .75 lunch = 8.75

8am-5:15pm                 9.3 hrs. - .75 lunch = 8.50

** Continuing Education Units (CEU): LMFT, EIL and KLEC continuing education credit.

Individual Crisis Intervention & 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.

Please look closely at the times for this class since they vary from other classes being offered. Only those attending all hours of class will be issued certificates. Please plan travel accordingly.

Day 1

 

8:00 am             Introduction to the Course

8:15am              Introduction to Stress, Crisis & Crisis Intervention

9:30 am             Break

9:40 am             Overview of Critical Incident Stress Management

 Introduction to  Basic Crisis Communication Skills

11:00am            Are you Listening?  Exercise

12:00 -1pm        Lunch

1pm                 Use of Questions / Question Exercise

1:45pm             Active Listening Role Play

2:30pm             Break

2:45pm             Psychological Reactions to Crisis

4 pm                Formulating an Approach to the Person in Crisis: 

                        The SAFER-R Model Lecture

5pm                  End

 

Day 2

 

8:00am             SAFER-R Role Play

9:00am             Introduction to Group Crisis Intervention

9:30am             Break

9:45am             Group Crisis Intervention Research Issues

10:15am           Demobilization Lecture

                        Demobilization Demonstration

                        Demobilization Exercise

11:30am           Crisis Management Briefing Lecture

12-1pm             Lunch

1pm                 Crisis Management Briefing Role Play

2:30pm             Break

2:45pm             Defusing Lecture

3:30pm             Introductory Remarks Exercise

4pm                 Defusing Demo

5pm                 End

 

Day 3

 

 

8:00am             Defusing Role Play

9:00am             Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Lecture

10 am               Break

10:15 am           CISD Demonstration or Video

11:30 am           Lunch

12:30pm            CISD Role Play

2pm                  Break

2:15pm              Discussion of Role Play

2:45pm              CISM Assessment and Strategic Planning Introduction

3:30pm              “Do No Harm” Lecture

4:00pm               Questions and Wrap Up

4:30pm              Discussion of ICISF Services

                         Course Evaluation

 

** Continuing Education Units (CEU): KPA, LMFT, EIL and KLEC continuing education credit.

 

Team Member Benefit
 

Team Members who are in Good Standing may attend all KCCRB training at no cost.

Learn More.

 

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