BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CISM-101 - Critical Incident Stress Management - 3.00 Credits

CISM-101 - Critical Incident Stress Management - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course emphasizes basic crisis communication techniques, allowing for hands-on practice opportunities, and will provide the participants with valuable communication skills to be used for individuals and groups in crisis. This will include building an awareness and respect for the cultural protocols within different communities. A focus will be placed upon the SAFER-R Model of Psychological Crisis Intervention (Stabilize, Acknowledge, Facilitate, Encourage, Recovery, and Referral) from an Indigenous perspective. Students will also look at intrapsychic, environmental, situational, and organic causes which impact an individual's behaviour, and develop an understanding of the assessment and referral process.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Community and Public Safety Professional Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Permission of the Instuctor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • demonstrate an understanding of the nature and definition of psychological crisis;

    • demonstrate an understanding of the nature and definition of crisis intervention;

    • demonstrate an understanding of vicarious trauma;

    • demonstrate an awareness of basic terms and conditions of human stress and traumatic stress;

    • examine evidence-based and evidence-informed practice;

    • demonstrate an understanding of he resistance, resilience, and recovery continuum;

    • demonstrate a familiarity with critical incident stress management and its role within a continuum of care;

    • demonstrate and implement practical components of situational management utilizing tools such as group circles, role play, etc;

    • demonstrate a knowledge of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and predictors of PTSD;

    • demonstrate familiarity with common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions and basic signs and symptoms that effect the human cognitive, physical, emotional, and spiritual self;

    • demonstrate an understanding of the impacts of colonization in self and community;

    • demonstrate an awareness of complex-compound trauma as an outcome of colonization;

    • demonstrate an understanding and respect of cultural protocol within a community; and

    • demonstrate and implement facilitator self-care practices.

    Text and Materials:

    • Mitchell, Jeffrey T., Ph.D., C.T.S (Current Edition), Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): Group Crisis Intervention, Ellicott City, MD, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.

    • Everly, Jr, George S., Ph.D., F.A.P.M (Current Edition) Assisting Individuals in Crisis, Ellicott City, MD, Internation Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.

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    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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