Course Details

Learners will develop the practical skills and knowledge to apply the critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) process in order to successfully participate on a critical incident stress management (CISM) team. In this course, learners will examine and explore the steps of a CISD, assess when to use a CISD, identify the dynamics that may emerge during the debriefing process, and demonstrate proficiency in conducting a CISD. Learners will have the opportunity to develop their own debriefing style, experience situations that might interfere with the normalization process, identify how a CISD can be adapted to incorporate Traditional Knowledges and cultural practices and discuss the importance of self-care in maintaining their role as a debriefer. There will be a strong emphasis on skill development and practice through the use of case scenarios.

To register for this course you must be enrolled in the Associate Certificate in Trauma and Crisis Intervention. Once enrolled in the Associate Certificate, please contact registration directly to register in this course at:
Tel: 604.528.5590

If you have not yet applied for the Associate Certificate in Trauma and Crisis Intervention, please do so here: Complete Application - Apply - EducationPlannerBC.

If the course you would like to register for is full, please contact to be added to the waitlist.


  • CISM-1010

Course Offerings

Dec 03, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
New Westminster Campus
Critical Incident Debriefing
Seats available
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Dec 03, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
Date Details
In-Class 2024/12/03 - 2024/12/05
Tues, Wed, Thurs  9:00am-4:29pm
Domestic Tuition
Domestic Learner Services Fee
International Tuition
International Learner Services Fees

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