Service Alternatives Training Catalog

Critical Event Debriefing Training


This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of several topics pertinent to providing effective critical event psychological debriefing services.  Following a brief overview of the typical impact of critical events on people, participants will learn how to implement one of the best-researched models of psychological debriefing—Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).


Employees of any organization where critical events—situations which tax people’s usual coping skills—are likely to occur, including schools, human service agencies, and others.

Hours: 8

Description: This training will give you the necessary skills to provide critical event psychological debriefing services within your organization.


Attendance Prerequisites: None

Attendance Requirements: None

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Certification: No

Physical Activity: No

Scheduling Options: One session preferred, but can be divided into two 4-hour sessions if necessary.

Training Objectives:

By the end of this training, participants will

1.     Be familiar with the basic physiology of stress response and its short- and long-term impact on the human body.

2.     Be familiar with the basic principles of Critical Event Stress Management (CISM).

3.     Be familiar with the purpose and procedures of a critical event response team by using Service Alternatives’ Critical Event Response, Intervention, and Prevention Team as a model.

4.     Be familiar with the purpose and theoretical foundations of critical event psychological debriefing.

5.     Know and be able to utilize the process of critical event debriefing.

Participants will receive all of the necessary tools for conducting critical event debriefings in their agency.

This training is available at your location at your scheduling convenience as an Onsite option. Please contact us directly for support with hosting this training at your location.

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