Course Details

Defusing and crisis management briefings (CMB) are two of the key interventions in a critical incident stress management (CISM) program. To successfully participate on a critical incident stress management (CISM) team, learners must become proficient in these skills. In this course learners will examine the role of groups and dyads in trauma and crisis intervention, develop communication skills to build an effective support relationship, analyze when to use defusing strategies and apply post-incident defusing interventions. Learners will be able to explain the elements of a CMB and demonstrate how cultural practices and post-trauma elements are incorporated into a CMB. By the end of the course, learners will have demonstrated skills to lead a defusing and have participated in the development of a CMB.

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-1000
Course Offerings
Mar 21, 2024 - Mar 22, 2024
New Westminster Campus
Defusing and Crisis Management
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Mar 21, 2024 - Mar 22, 2024
Date Details
In-Class 2024/03/21 - 2024/03/22
Thurs, Fri  9:00am-4:30pm
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