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Critical Incident Stress Management Courses Available

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Collins College's Continuing Education Health Sciences department will be hosting critical-incident stress-management (CISM) courses in June. 

These courses are accredited through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and are eligible for TCOLE CEUs as well as CEUs for counselors. The instructor will be retired Lt. Larry Lowe, a veteran police officer who is currently with the Richardson Police Department. Lowe has multiple years of experience in emergency-services work.  

The course focuses on the following topics:

  • Psychological crisis and psychological-crisis intervention.
  • The importance of resistance, resiliency, recovery and continuum of care.
  • Understanding critical-incident stress management in an individual setting.
  • Using basic crisis-communication techniques.
  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions.
  • The importance of empirically derived and recognized mechanisms.
  • Applying the SAFER-R revised model in individual interventions.
  • The basic use of the SAFER model for suicide intervention.
  • And recognizing and avoiding risks of inadvertent harm.

Attending professionals will come from many different backgrounds in the health and public-safety community. In additon, these courses are great for anyone who encounters people in distress, so please help us spread the word about CISM.


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