The Instructor

Steve Horner is a police sergeant with 30 years of policing experience.  Over his career Steve has served in many capacities including uniform patrol, criminal investigations, quality assurance, internal auditing, and search and rescue command.  He has also served on the York Regional Police Association Executive Board, and as Co-Chair of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

In 1996 he became interested in critical incident stress and received his first certification training. In 1997 he attended his first International Critical Incident Stress Foundation World Congress in Baltimore, Maryland.

Since then Steve has been an active member of the York Region Critical Incident Stress Management Team. In 2012 Steve became an Approved Instructor with the ICISF and now teaches Basic and Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis,  Basic and Advanced Group Crisis Intervention and the combined 3-day (GRIN) course.  In October 2015 he was certified to teach the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course with Living Works.  Most recently, Steve completed the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) certification in critical incident stress management.

Courses are always customized to include scenarios and role playing exercises relevant to the client’s field and needs.

Both full courses and refreshers are available.  Videos and interactive teaching techniques make the learning fun and effective.

Course participants have included police officers, clergy, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, mining professionals, mental health workers, and others.

Let Steve create customized content for your organization’s needs.