ICISF Courses

Attendance at the Group Crisis Intervention Class qualifies you to be considered for a slot on a CAP CISM team.

Special Note: Regulation changes to the CAPR 60-5 that are forthcoming will require current CISM Team (CIST) members as well as new CIST members, to have completed and received certificates from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) in both Group and Individual/Peer Crisis Intervention. As of this date, Individual/Peer course is required for CIST Leader position. Updated 08 Apr 2009

Please visit the ICISF's website for more information.

CISM Training Opportunities

Northeast Region is proud to announce the introduction of 2 new Critical Incident Stress Management training opportunities:

1) Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders

The ability to recognize and effectively intervene with suicidal individuals is one of the most challenging aspects of crisis intervention. This course is recommended for those without formal mental health training. The course is designed to increase awareness of suicide, and equip participants with information and basic skills to respond to a person considering suicide. Discussions, demonstrations, and scenarios will be used to facilitate learning. This is an introductory level course and is open to all CAP Senior Members.

Program Highlights:

  • Overview of suicide
  • Crisis intervention and suicide prevention
  • Preventative and Protective Factors
  • Risk and Recognition
  • Strategies for Responding to those considering suicide
  • Referral Skills and Resources

Class date: Friday 27, Sept 2013
Location: Westover Composite Squadron classroom, Hanger 5, Westover ARB
Max Class size: 35
Class check in: Starts at 1600hrs
Class start/end: 1700-2400hrs (7 contact hrs)
Cost: $25.00 - includes workbooks and certificate of attendance. Checks are to be made out to NER/CAP and sent to NHQ (see NHQ site for further info)
Instructor: Ch Lt Col Van Don Williams

2) Grief Following Trauma

In the course of one's career, it is inevitable that professionals will encounter traumatic death and loss issues both personally and professionally. Professionals often feel ill prepared to provide effective care throughout the grief process. This course will cover key grief and loss concepts relating to trauma and traumatic death. Participants will increase their knowledge of how trauma impacts the grief process and will gain skills for evaluating and supporting persons who have experienced traumatic death and loss. This course is designed for anyone who works with people who experience grief and loss following a traumatic event.

Program Highlights:

  • Characteristics of trauma
  • Clinical implications of grief
  • Primary needs of victims
  • What helps and what hurts
  • Types of traumatic events
  • Traumatic grief and grief reactions
  • Death notification
  • Applications of the SAFER model
  • Supporting grieving people
  • Personal self-care plan

Class dates: Sat & Sun, 28-29 Sept 2013
Location: Westover Composite Squadron classroom, Hanger 5, Westover ARB
Max Class size: 35
Class check in: 0900hrs 28 Sept
Class start/end: 0930-1730 hrs Sat and Sun (14 contact hrs)
Cost: $45.00 - includes workbooks and certificate of attendance. Checks are to be made out to NER/CAP and sent to NHQ (see NHQ site for further info)
Instructor: Ch Lt Col Van Don Williams

Special Note: This is an advanced course and as such there is a prereqisite for attendance: Member must be a CAP CISM team member and hold both Group and Individual certificates from ICISF or be an Active CAP Chaplain with equivalent crisis intervention training.

Lodging on base is available from the Flyers Inn. Standard room rate is $53.25 per day. Attendee must sign up on NHQ site after the National boards 18, Aug 2013 then contact the course project officer Maj. Jack Arena via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the NER Group lodging confirmation number needed before contacting the Inn.

Page Updated 11 Aug 2013

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