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CISM: Emotional Spiritual Care in Disasters (ESCD)

  • Thursday, Nov 17, 2022 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM PST
  • Friday, Nov 18, 2022 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM PST
  • Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST
A maximum of 40 tickets can be purchased per billing address. Orders that fail to adhere to published limits are subject to cancellation without notice.
No childcare available. Parking is available in The lots closest to Rosecrans within Trader Joes shopping center.
Check-in begins at 8:00am. The training begins promptly at 8:30am.

Early Bird Registration
All registrants who sign up no later than October 15th,  will receive $15 off their registration.
Until Oct 15, 2022
Standard Registration UPCOMING
Full price registration is $90 for all registrants who sign up after October 15th, 2022.
After Oct 16, 2022

Selections are not reserved until order is complete.

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Thursday, November 17  (6:00 PM - 9:15 PM)
Friday, November 18 (6:00 PM - 9:15 PM)
Saturday, November 19 (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • You must attend all sessions (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) to receive certification
  • Pre-Registration is required. 
  • A light continental breakfast/coffee will be provided on Saturday morning.



This training is certified by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Church members, chaplains, counselors, mental health professionals and pastors all benefit from these practical guidelines and strategies for people-care in times of need.

Course Description:

This advanced level course will enhance your skills to provide effective emotional and spiritual care (ESC) to meet the disaster-related needs of disaster responders and disaster-affected families and individuals within disaster operations. This course builds on the crisis intervention principles taught in the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) core courses to effectively integrate these principles within ESC teams for appropriate care throughout the disaster continuum from the immediate to the long-term recovery process.

This course is designed for trained clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, and CISM trained crisis responders who desire to enhance their skills in providing Emotional and Spiritual Care to survivors of disaster and trauma.

Suggested but not mandatory prerequisites: Assisting Individuals in Crisis (also known as Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support); Group Crisis Intervention; Pastoral Crisis Intervention.

Course Highlights:

  • One’s own faith tradition and ESC
  • ESC & the Incident Command System
  • ESC & disaster relief operations
  • Physical, psychological, emotional impact of disasters
  • Behavioral, interpersonal and spiritual impact of disasters
  • Range of ESC interventions in the aftermath
  • Suitability to provide ESC
  • Maintaining health during deployment
  • Deployment personal care plans
  • Intervention and care giving concepts

 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

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