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, defusings, Crisis Management Briefing (CMB), and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed. Note: This course is a prerequisite to taking the Advanced Group Crisis Intervention Course.

Target audience

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.

This two-day course is 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day; 14 contact hours.

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
  • Reducing risks
  •  Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
1. Define stress, CIS and PTSD.
2. List the ten basic interventions of CISM.
3. Define and describe in detail the CISM group processes

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


For more information, call 832.851.6450 or email