Critical Incident Stress Management Group Intervention

Every two years, Work & Life Matters holds training sessions devoted to critical incident stress management. Look for a Save the Date notice about the workshop to be held in the Fall of 2014.

A typical CISM workshop includes:

14 Hours of Continuing Education for RNs, LCSWs & MFTs
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 664,
for 14 CE contact hours.  No partial CE credit for incomplete attendance,
arriving late and leaving early.

Presenters: Gary Brown, PhD and Marilyn J. Shirk, MN, RN, CNS-BC
14 Units of Continuing Education Credits
Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider #323
California Board of Registered Nursing Provider CEP #664

Description: Critical Incident Small Group Interventions course will provide participants with knowledge and practical skills necessary to respond to the emotional needs of colleagues involved in emergency services work, critical care and other compassionate care services when events that are disruptive to the workplace overwhelm or compromise team's usual coping ability. The goal is to return healthy people back to their previous level of functioning, as quickly as possible.

The CISM team is an excellent example of Best Practices and the interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration that occurs in an organization a daily basis. CISM teams are composed of nurses, doctors, mental health clinicians, chaplains, human resource employees and security personnel.

Those who complete the program (both days required) will receive a certificate in “Basic Critical Incident Stress Management”

Registration and Fees
Fees: Two-Day Program is no cost to Cedars-Sinai Employees.
Two-Day Program for Non Cedars-Sinai Employee $300.00.

Sponsored by
Work & Life Matters EAP
Cedars-Sinai Health System
8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 - (310) 423-6447
www.Workandlifematters@cshs.org