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International Critical Incident Stress Foundation- Regional Training (csf)

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM

We are very excited to be back in San Diego, California with the San Diego County CISM Team!


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Training provided for those beginning their exploration of the field of crisis intervention as well those already serving on CISM teams.

Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention
Jeff Mitchell
8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday December 06
Friday December 07
Saturday December 08

Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD, CCISM is Clinical Professor of Emergency Health Services at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, Maryland and President Emeritus of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He earned his Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Maryland. Dr. Mitchell serves on the graduate faculty of UMBC and also has served as a dissertation reviewer for numerous graduate students in international universities when their dissertations were related to emergency personnel. He has presented at conferences in twenty-eight nations around the globe.
After serving as a firefighter/paramedic, Dr. Mitchell developed a comprehensive, integrated, systematic, and multi-component crisis intervention program called “Critical Incident Stress Management.” He has authored over 275 articles and 19 books in the stress and crisis intervention fields and serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Emergency Management Institute of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Dr. Mitchell is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association and the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. He received the Austrian Red Cross Bronze Medal for his work in Crisis Intervention in the aftermath of the Kaprum Train tunnel fire.
The Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists approved Dr. Mitchell as a Certified Trauma Specialist, and The United Nations appointed him to the United Nations Department of Safety and Security Working Group on Stress. He actively teaches CISM and consults with emergency services, military personnel, hospitals, business and industries on a regular basis.

Survival Skills for the First Responder
Michael Swainson
8:30am - 5:00 pm
Sunday December 09


Michael Swainson was a First Responder in Canada for 25 years. Michael was a Primary Care Paramedic, Firefighter and Emergency Medical Dispatcher before succumbing to the accumulated effects of traumatic stress. In January of 2008 he was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Michael now teaches PTSD Education, Prevention and Coping Strategies to First Responder agencies in Western Canada and is also a CISM instructor for the ICISF. Michael lives with his wife Darielle in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis
George Everly
8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday December 06
Friday December 07

George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, CCISM is an award-winning author and researcher. In 2016, he was ranked #1 published author in the world by PubMed PubReMiner in the field of crisis intervention. He holds appointments as Professor in the Department of International Health (affiliated) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Associate Professor (part time) in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University in Maryland (core faculty). He is considered one of the founding fathers of the field of disaster mental health. He was a co-founder of the Dept of Psychiatry at Union Memorial Hospital and served on the management committee 12 years. In addition, he has served on the adjunct faculty of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the FBI’s National

Cost: $394 – $1,215
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