Courses and Description

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention Assisting Individuals in Crisis Biblical Counseling
Caring for Grieving Children Chaplaincy Equipment Compassion Fatigue
Conflict Resolution Domestic Violence Duties and Boundaries
Emergency Service Worker Profile God’s Hope for the Hurting Group Crisis Intervention
How to Deliver Death Notifications Performing an Intake Incident Scene Protocols
Legal Concepts in Chaplaincy Ministry of Presence PTSD Basics
Sexual Assault Basics Suicide Prevention/Intervention Suicidology
Understanding Depression

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention
This course builds off the Group Crisis Intervention course and therefore, the aforementioned course is a prerequisite. There are five specific areas that will be addressed in great detail;

  1. Line of Duty Death
  2. Suicide of a college
  3. Managing multiple events simultaneously
  4. Mass casualty and large scale critical incidents
  5. Significantly delayed interventions

Additionally, this course will work on assessment, strategic planning and operations center management. Completion of “Advanced Group Crisis Intervention” is a 14-hour, 2-day course.  Once completed, a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be issued. Cost is $250  See Calendar for schedule dates

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Assisting Individuals in Crisis
Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training.  As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid.”  This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of and a specific protocol for individual crisis intervention. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase his knowledge of individual, one-on-one crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, or Traumatic Stress. Completion of “Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support” is a 13-hour, 2-day course.  Once completed, a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be issued. Cost is $250  See Calendar for schedule dates (THIS IS INCLUDED IN THE CHAPLAIN’S COURSE COST OF $550.00 IF YOU ARE ENROLLED)
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Biblical Counseling
Biblical counseling covers a wide variety of topics. This course is intended to provide some basic framework which includes the number of meetings, the desired intent of such meetings, and some tools to help ensure that the one providing the counseling and those receiving the assistance can both define what a “win” is. The course will also discuss some of the common pitfalls that can cause more harm than good to either or all parties. This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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 Caring for Grieving Children
Due to differing stages of development, it is important to understand that children do not deal with grief in the same way that a teenager or an adult would.  This course is designed to provide the chaplain with tools to help grieving children and also to learn when he/she might need to refer them for additional care.  This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Chaplaincy Equipment
The nature of the work of the chaplain often requires the ability for immediate call out.  Because of this, the chaplain needs to know his/her field of work and the conditions he/she might encounter, as well as any protocols set by the field in which he/she works.  This course is designed to help chaplains develop a list for building a “go bag.”  This is a 1-hour course. Cost is $25  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Compassion Fatigue
The first rule a life guard is taught is to not become a victim when attempting to rescue someone who is drowning.  This concept is also true for all who work or volunteer in fields that assist others in crisis.  Too many individuals and/or families are damaged or destroyed when this subject is overlooked.  We will discuss the common areas where this becomes critical and help chaplains develop guidelines and practices that, if utilized, will help avoid these pitfalls.  This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Conflict Resolution
A chaplain will find that critical incidents often spawn serious conflict arising from an overwhelming of normal coping mechanisms, past emotional injuries, and sometimes just encountering individuals that only know how to communicate by inciting conflict.   The intent of this course is to help provide some effective techniques by which to reduce conflict.  This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Domestic Violence
Although there are many degrees of domestic violence, it is a problem that most commonly escalates and is often overlooked in the church and society at large.  This course is intended to help the chaplain identify domestic violence and understand the way in which it impacts involved individuals.  Additionally, this course will help the chaplain understand the safest practices when engaging in a domestic violence situation.  This is a 2-hour course. A background check is required for this course. Cost for course is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Duties and Boundaries
The intent of this course is to insure each chaplain in training thinks about what their duties are to the person(s) you are working with, as well as the boundaries you need to establish in order to protect yourself and others whom you love and have relationships with. It is my hope you that after taking this course you will take some time and consider your duties and establish your boundaries. This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Emergency Service Worker Profile
Certain professions or organizations have an exclusive membership that, if unknown to the outside service provider, can make it almost impossible to gain entry for the purpose of offering effective assistance.  In this course we will examine the emergency workers that a chaplain most often encounters and provide some basic information that will help him/her to serve these brave men and women when they have experienced a critical incident.  This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $25  See Calendar for schedule dates
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God’s Hope for the Hurting
When disaster strikes, there are common questions that come to the surface for those working in faith based services.  This course is intended to lay the ground work for the chaplain in training to develop the foundation that will help answer those questions when the time is right and will also help the chaplain when faced with some of the more challenging critical incidents.  This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Group Crisis Intervention
Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic, and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, the Group Crisis Intervention course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined; and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusing, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).  The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, or Traumatic Stress.  Completion of “Group Crisis Intervention” is a 14-hour, 2-day course.  Once completed, a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be issued. Cost is $250   See Calendar for schedule dates  (THIS IS INCLUDED IN THE CHAPLAIN’S COURSE COSTOF $550.00 IF YOU ARE ENROLLED)

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How to Deliver Death Notifications
When someone receives what is probably some of the most difficult news in his life, the way in which it is delivered can impact him for many years to come.  This course will teach a systematic approach that will reduce the potential for psychological and or physical injury to both the bearer and recipient of this difficult news.  This is a 2-hour course. Cost $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Performing an Intake
An intake is the process of gathering information from someone who has requested assistance. Intakes are utilized to gather pertinent information, find key concepts of the matters to be discussed, and to make determinations as to what type of assistance will be needed and if you are the right person to be assisting. This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Incident Scene Protocols
When co-laboring with individuals who work in these fields, it is critical to know what their standard operating procedures are in order to avoid jeopardizing your safety, or that of another, and to make sure your presence is desired and assistive. For a chaplain who tries to enter into this work on his/her own terms, he/she will find that it will be a short term of service before he/she is unwelcomed and uninvited.  This course will lay the foundation to help chaplains understand the challenges faced and the attitude it takes to be successful in this field of chaplaincy.  This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Legal Concepts in Chaplaincy
It is important for the chaplain to understand what the law says about chaplaincy at both the state and federal levels.  This course is intended to lay the foundation for understanding the protection, privileges, responsibilities, and liabilities as a chaplain.  This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50   See Calendar for schedule dates
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Ministry of Presence
The initial callout of a chaplain directly following a critical incident is often to simply be present and meet basic needs.  When someone is in shock, the timing is not appropriate for processing the event; but there is much to be done that will pave the way for successful interventions to come.  This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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PTSD Basics
Post-traumatic stress is something that many experience following a critical incident; however, there are some whose coping mechanisms are so overwhelmed that this post-traumatic stress leads to an injury or an inability (formerly termed a disorder).  This course will not deal with treatment, but will focus on what PTSD is, its causes, and the role of the trauma interventionist in working with individuals with PTSD. This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Sexual Assault Basics
Due to the percentages of those who experience sexual assault, every trauma interventionist needs to have at least a basic understanding of this subject.  This course will help interventionists understand the complexities of assisting those who have been injured by sexual assault, meet immediate intervention and advocacy needs, learn how to work with other emergency personnel and advocates, and where to refer.  This is a 2-hour course. A background check is required in order to take this course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Suicide Prevention/Intervention
This course identifies 12 variables often associated with suicide and a simplified three step model to help you as the chaplain to make a quick assessment as to the likelihood of the individual you are working with, in moving forward with a suicide attempt. In addition, some strategies for communicating with a suicidal individual will be discussed. This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Suicidology
This course has been designed to examine the research, statistics and principles regarding suicide. There are many myths and rumors, even from those who profess to be well educated in the field of suicidology, which have resulted in inadequate assistance being provided to a suicidal person, or in aiding their family members come to terms with the loss of a loved one. This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50  See Calendar for schedule dates
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Understanding Depression
Depression is a word that is used to describe various levels of the feeling of sadness; however, the chaplain needs to know this word at a clinical level in order to identify what intervention strategies might be the most effective when assisting someone who has or is experiencing a critical incident.  He/she will learn what depression and clinical depression are and how that might impact the way in which he/she assists someone experiencing either of these conditions.  This is a 2-hour course. Cost is $50   See Calendar for schedule dates
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