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CISM: Spiritual Psychological First Aid

  • Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
  • Friday, Oct 16, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
  • Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
A maximum of 30 tickets can be purchased per billing address. Orders that fail to adhere to published limits are subject to cancellation without notice.
No childcare available.
Check-in begins at 5:30. The training begins promptly at 6.

Early Bird Registration EXPIRED
All registrants who sign up no later than September 15th, 2020 will receive $10 off their registration.
Until Sep 15, 2020
Standard Registration (After September 15th, 2020)
Full price registration is $65 for all registrants who sign up after September 15th, 2020.
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  • You must attend all sessions (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) to receive certification
  • Pre-Registration is required.
  • A light continental breakfast will be provided on Saturday morning.

  • Course Description:
    Research validates that the help and support people receive in times of crisis matters. Providing effective emotional and spiritual care to individuals, families, and communities in difficult times is critical and can help promote resiliency and recovery. This two-day course endeavors to build helping skills and a better understanding of the unique role of the crisis responder and trains participants in the fundamental principles of spiritual and psychological first aid (SPFA). Care provided in SPFA may be defined as a practical, compassionate and supportive presence designed to mitigate acute distress, assess needs, provide essential supportive care, and link with other support systems as needed for ongoing spiritual, emotional, and mental health care.

    Targeted participants will be trained clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, crisis responders, and individuals who desire to enhance their skills in providing SPFA to survivors of loss, disaster, emergency, trauma, and crisis settings.

    Course Highlights:
    At the conclusion of this course, successful students will be able to:
    • Identify evidence-informed foundations for SPFA
    • Articulate an understanding of the “ministry of presence” and “companioning.”
    • Define the essential elements of connecting and communicating with people in crisis
    • Prepare survivors to understand commonly experienced psychological/ behavioral reactions and the process of recovery
    • Identify indicators of resiliency, recovery and post traumatic growth to encourage help, hope and healing
    • Identify how meeting basic human needs is foundational to providing SPFA
    • Demonstrate essential interventions to help stabilize and protect people in crisis
    • Create a safe environment that facilitates effective listening and crisis communication
    • Link those served with existing community support services and develop an ongoing care plan.
    • Demonstrate skills for assessing spiritual and psychological needs of individuals in crisis
    • Utilize a spiritual assessment framework to identify ways to help an individual draw on spiritual and religious resources to cope and foster resiliency

    Instructor: Mickey Stonier, PhD Certified Crisis Services Specialist

    Dr. Stonier serves as Chaplain for the Coronado and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office, San Diego Harbor Police Department, Office of Emergency Services and other public and private agencies.   For a more complete overview of Mickey’s associations click HERE


    $65 On or after September 15th
    $55 Before September 15th (Early bird)

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