4. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

4. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

CISD

By: George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP, CCISM, Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD, CCISM

Publication date: December 2023

Equip your students with proven strategies for crisis intervention using this engaging Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) training video.

Ideal for courses in psychology, social work, counseling, emergency response, and more, this video brings evidence-based protocols to life through an expert demonstration.

The scenario reinforces facilitation skills for processing trauma, assessing needs, fostering resilience, and coordinating support after crises. This essential tool will empower your trainees to participate in structured group debriefings when it matters most.

Prepare students today with this indispensable CISD video!

 

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This Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) video provides the perfect training tool for instructors to equip students across helping professions with skills for participating in structured group crisis interventions. Through expert demonstration and a realistic dramatization, this engaging resource clearly models each phase of evidence-based CISD, bringing psychological first aid after trauma to life.

Applicable for courses in social work, counseling, psychology, emergency response, nursing and more, this video details the CISD framework for helping personnel process intense experiences, assess needs, foster resilience, and coordinate support post-crisis.

Instructors can easily integrate this video to build crisis communication competencies, reinforce trauma-informed principles, demonstrate applications from first responders to healthcare, and occupation-specific protocols. After viewing techniques modeled through a relatable vignette, students will be prepared to participate in structured group debriefings that mitigate traumatic stress.

This engaging video is ideal for augmenting lectures on crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, grief counseling and beyond. Also perfect for workshops and in-service trainings for hospitals, first responder agencies, crisis centers and disaster relief teams, this essential tool will preparing all future caregivers through high-impact active learning!

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Publisher: ICISF - International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.

George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP, CCISM

George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, CCISM is an award-winning author and researcher. In 2016, he was ranked #1 published author in the world by PubMed PubReMiner in the field of crisis intervention. He holds appointments as Professor in the Department of International Health (affiliated) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Associate Professor (part time) in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University in Maryland (core faculty). He is considered one of the founding fathers of the field of disaster mental health. He was a co-founder of the Dept of Psychiatry at Union Memorial Hospital and served on the management committee 12 years. In addition, he has served on the adjunct faculty of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the FBI’s National Academy at Quantico, Virginia, and ATF’s Peer Support Team. He is an advisor to the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong. Dr. Everly is co-founder of, and serves as a non-governmental representative to the United Nations for, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a non-profit United Nations-affiliated public health and safety organization. He was Senior Advisor on Research in the Office of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Everly was a Harvard Scholar, visiting in psychology, Harvard University; a Visiting Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Chief Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Johns Hopkins Homewood Hospital Center.

Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD, CCISM

Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD, CCISM is Clinical Professor of Emergency Health Services at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, Maryland. He is a member of the Graduate Faculty of the University of Maryland. He is a co-founder and President Emeritus of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He earned his Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Maryland. He served for six years as a regional coordinator of Emergency Medical Services for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. He was responsible for the development of the Emergency Medical Services System in five southern Maryland counties. After serving as volunteer paramedic / firefighter for ten years, he developed a comprehensive, integrated, systematic, and multi-component crisis intervention program called “Critical Incident Stress Management.” Today, that program reduces traumatic stress in many countries.

He has authored more than 275 articles and 19 books in the stress and crisis intervention fields. He serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Emergency Management Institute of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He is a faculty member of Florida Institute of Technology and teaches a course on the psychology of disasters. Dr. Mitchell is a faculty member in the school of education, Johns Hopkins University. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Disaster Medicine, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) and the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. He received the Austrian Red Cross Bronze Medal for his work in Crisis Intervention in the aftermath of the Kaprum, Austria train tunnel fire. The Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists approved Dr. Mitchell as a Certified Trauma Specialist.

The United Nations appointed him to the United Nations Department of Safety and Security Working Group on Stress.  He has consulted on stress, crisis, and trauma topics in 28 nations and in every one of the 50 United States. 

Director: Austin Steo / Mainstream Media, Inc.
Producer: Mainstream Media, Inc.                     
Contributors: George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP, CCISM
Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD, CCISM
Andi Everly
Anne Arundel County Police Department CISM Team
File Format: MP4   
File Size: 4.02 GB         
Video Length: 41min 33sec
Time Codes: 

00:22 CISM Introduction and RITS summary by Dr. George S. Everly, Jr.
03:40 RITS Introduction with Details by Dr. Jeffrey T. Mitchell
07:28 Critical Incident Summary
08:37 RITS Demonstration

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