3-Day (27 hour) Group and Individual Crisis Training

April 27 (7-9pm), 28 (8am-4:30pm), 29 (8am-4:30pm), 30 (8am-4:30pm)
New York/Toronto Time.


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Feedback Question about this course:  Would you recommend this course to a colleague? Why or Why not?

Participant Answer:  “Absolutely – I feel all operational supervisors could learn a lot from some of the tools & tactics to mitigate crisis in the workplace.

What is a GRIN course?

This 3-day course combines the learning from the two critical incident stress management foundation courses, Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention.  This learning will be of benefit to any organization wanting to establish or maintain a peer support program and save a day of valuable staff time.

The three days are intensive and successful participants will receive certificates for both Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention.  The course requires 27 contact hours with the instructor over the three days.  This is why the in-person course typically runs from 8 am to 6 pm.

Read the official course description on the ICISF Website:

This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses.

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

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”. 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 Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically Crisis Management Briefing, RITS (Rest, Information, Transition Services), 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.

Program Highlights

  • Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Basic crisis communication techniques
  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
  • Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide intervention
  • Relevant research findings
  • Informational group crisis interventions
  • Interactive group crisis interventions
  • Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Completion of “Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support” & “Group Crisis Intervention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (27 Contact Hours) qualifies as two CORE classes in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Please use the contact form  for pricing and additional information on this training.