Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) -
From Trauma to Addictions
Date & Location:
Date: July 27 & 28, 2012 (This seminar is over. The page is up for information only at this point.)
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Regent University, Classroom Building 228 (CRB 228)
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Explore the relationship between exposure to traumas and the often resulting addiction. Those individuals who work in the “helping professions” are statistically at a greater risk for developing addictions. The use of alcohol, drugs and other activities as a means of self-medicating overwhelming job-related stress and chronic exposure to emotionally charged events is often common place. Personality traits and the human culture of “helpers” are looked at, as well as issues of enabling and family dynamics. Good critical incident stress management MUST include an addictions component which addresses these dangers, and gives you the tools necessary to address these dependencies. This course is for those in the “helping professions” who are at a greater risk to crisis and the potential for substance abuse and additions and those who work with this specialized population.
Participants will receive the ICISF workbook and certificate for the class. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge about traumatic stress and addictive behavior. Those working in Crisis or Disaster Response, Emergency Services, Law Enforcement, Schools, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, Health Care, Business & Industry, and Traumatic Stress are encouraged to attend.
Mental Health Professionals, Crisis Responders, Police, Fire, Law Enforcement, Dispatchers, Military, Clergy, Chaplins, Disaster Responders, Employee Assistance Programs, and School Personnel
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define terms used to discuss traumatic stress.
- Define terms used to discuss addictive behavior.
- Describe key issues and findings of evidence-based and evidence-informed practice as it relates to trauma and addiction.
- Define and explain the nature of critical incident stress management and its role in traumatic stress and addictive behavior.
- List the common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions, including empirically-derived predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder and the relation to addiction.
- Explain how the SAFER-Revised model may be altered for addiction intervention.
- Practice the SAFER-Revised model altered for addiction intervention.
- Describe the importance of recognizing addictive behavior.
- Describe and practice the procedures for conducting an Addiction Assessment.
- Describe and practice the procedures for conducting Addiction Intervention.
The overall objective of this course is to create competent crisis responders who have a basic understanding of synergism that exists between trauma and addiction.
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CISM From Trauma to Addictions
8:00 AM – Registration
8:30 AM – Introduction, Course Training Goals, Objectives
9:00 AM – Section 1 Addictions: Issues of Concern
9:35 AM– Break
9:45 AM– Powerpoint Slide Show by Sandy Scerra
10:15 AM – Types of Addictions
10:55 AM – Break
11:00 AM – Section 2 The Body and Brain React to Trauma
11:30 AM– How We Cope
12:00 PM – Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM – Section 3 Stress, Trauma, PTSD, and Addictions
1:45 PM – Life Stress Inventory Activity
2:00 PM – Trauma and Traumatic Stress
2:30 PM – Break
2:40 PM – Substance Abuse and Self-Medicating, Addictions, Synergism
3:30 PM – Break
3:40 PM –Section 4 Symptoms of Traumatic Stress
4:00 PM – “Why did this have to happen to me”
5:00 PM – Adjourn
8:00 AM – Sign In
8:15 AM – Questions from Day 1
8:30 AM – Review and Questions
9:00 AM – Section 5 Acknowledging the Trauma
9:30 AM – Break
9:40 AM – CISM Interventions, Strategic Planning Exercise
10:15 AM – Section 6 The Impact of the Addictions
11:00 AM – Break
11:05 AM – Section 7 Addictions and Disasters
12:00 PM – Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM – Section 8 Interventions Working with Addicted People
2:00 PM – Types of Measures
2:30 PM – Break
2:40 PM – SAFER-R and Role Play
3:40 PM – Break
3:50 PM – Section 9 Into Recovery
4:30 PM – Complete Evaluations and Certificate Distribution
5:00 PM – Adjourn
Dr. Todd holds numerous certifications in the area of crisis intervention. She has 20 years in the mental health field providing crisis intervention to a variety of diverse groups. Dr. Todd has worked as a State Certified Mental Health Pre-screener and has years of suicide assessment and intervention experience. She has been providing Crisis Intervention education and training for the past 12 years. This course can only be taught by "Approved Instructors" through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). Dr. Todd is an approved instructor for eight ICISF courses.
Sherry M. Todd, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC, CTS, TFTdx earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University and her MS in Art Therapy from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Todd is an Assistant Professor at Regent University, a Premier Speaker with the National Center for Crisis Management, and the Clinical Co-Director of the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services' (TEMS) Critical Incident Stress Management Team. She received the 2011 Golden Starfish Outstanding Service Award and the 2009 Making a Difference Award from TEMS, and the 2008 recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota National Outstanding Supervisor / Practitioner Award, and the 1994 Paul Fink, MD Outstanding Art Therapist Award. Sherry has been an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University and Eastern Virginia Medical School. She is an approved instructor for eight International Critical Incident Stress Foundation CISM courses. Sherry serves on two advisory boards and a certification committee, volunteers with the State and Tidewater EMS CISM Teams and the Virginia Beach Medical Reserves Corp.
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