Event Dates:

  • February 2, 2023, 8:00 am-3:00 pm
  • February 3, 2023, 8:00 am-3:00 pm


  • Barbara Ertl, MS, CTS, LPC, NCC

This 2-day course is designed to provide participants with the latest information on critical incident stress management techniques and post-trauma syndromes, the Advanced Group Crisis Intervention builds on the knowledge base which was obtained through the Group Crisis Intervention course and/or in publications.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will have been exposed to specific, proven strategies to intervene with those suffering the ill effects of their exposure to trauma. Emphasis will be on advanced defusings and debriefings in complex situations. This course is designed for EAP, human resources and public safety personnel, mental health professionals, emergency responders and more! TIG-trained school-based crisis response and recovery team members, and other disaster workers already trained in the critical incident stress debriefing format will benefit from deepening their learning and enhancing their skills to effectively respond to more complex incidents.

Course Highlights:

  • Relevant research findings
  • Managing complex group oriented crisis interventions
  • Nature and importance of incident assessment
  • Strategic intervention planning
  • Comprehensive, integrated, systematic and multi-component CISM
  • Concepts of enhanced group processes
  • Significantly delayed interventions
  • “Multiple incident CISD”
  • Suicide of a colleague
  • Small group crisis support sessions after a disaster

*PLEASE NOTE: The pre-requisite to this Advanced Group Crisis Intervention Course is the completion of the Group Crisis Intervention course.

Training Location

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)

1099 Jay Street, Building J | Rochester, NY 14611

3rd Floor (Erie Canal Training Room)

Registration Fee: $300 (for full 2-day training)

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