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 The Associate Certificate in Trauma and Crisis Intervention (formerly the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Certificate) will be launching in Jan. 2022! Registration is now open. Click here to apply now! 

For students already registered in the Critical incident Stress Management program, click here for important information on completing the program.

JIBC Critical Incident Stress Management Students

Is this program right for you?

Be the one supporting your community. This program will equip you with the knowledge, theory and practical skills to support people experiencing psychological and emotional stress in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event. If you're someone who encounters crises in your work, has a passion for supporting others, and is interested in learning about crisis intervention and critical incident stress management, this program is for you.

COURSE DELIVERY

The Associate Certificate in Trauma and Crisis Intervention is a hybrid model and will involve both online courses and face to face courses offered at the JIBC New Westminster campus.

Expert Instruction

Learn from JIBC's experienced, expert instructors. Our faculty have years of experience in trauma and crisis intervention and are often called on as experts in this field. Our instructors are passionate teachers who know how to bring their in-depth experience with critical incident stress management and trauma and crisis intervention into the classroom. 

Individuals from a broad range of occupations and professions who may be required to provide or manage support services following a critical incident.

The program is beneficial for anyone who works with people who may encounter critical incidents including advisors in human resources, schools and post-secondary institutions, first responders such as firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement, front line responders such as emergency social services, crisis intervention, victim services, healthcare workers such as nurses, doctors and child welfare workers.

Program strengths 

This program trains students how to manage critical incidents effectively, and in doing so help maintain the emotional health and safety of those involved in a traumatic event. The program provides the theory, philosophy and practical skills to provide support to those who have experienced a critical incident. The program provides hands-on learning opportunities to practice crisis intervention techniques in a supportive environment and hone your skills. 

 

The program integrates various theories, modalities and practices for crisis intervention including one-on-one defusing, psychological first aid, group debriefing, vicarious trauma prevention planning and Critical Incident Stress Management. The program highlights the importance of inclusive, responsive and trauma informed approaches to supporting diverse populations in crisis, and self-care for one’s own emotional well-being. The program is aimed at learners from a broad range of professions who encounter critical incidents and traumatic events. The program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to provide emotional support to those who have experienced a critical incident as well as themselves and their colleagues.

What You Need to Graduate

Completion of 5.5 of the required credits, attend the training in full, achieve a pass on all courses and the CISM Simulation (CISM-1020). Courses must be completed within four years and full attendance is required.

The required courses one must take to successfully complete the Associate Certificate in Trauma and Crisis Intervention are:

CISM-1000: Introduction to Critical Incident Stress Management
CISM-1030 Applied Psychological First Aid
CISM-1005: Diversity and Trauma
CISM-1035:  Post-Critical Incident Stress Reactions
CISM-1050: Vicarious Traumatization
CISM-1010:  Defusing and Crisis Management Debriefing
CISM-1015: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
CISM-1020: CISM Simulation

Graduates of the Associate Certificate in Trauma and Crisis Intervention can apply for certification with the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS). For more information about ATSS certification visit www.atss.info.

We also offer special interest general enrollment courses listed below in the area of trauma and crisis intervention that are not required for certificate completion, but which provide valuable and important skills and information. The following courses may count towards one’s professional development credits with ATSS. 

CISM-1055:  Trauma and Suicide: Risk and Prevention
CISM-1040:  Effective Team Participation
CISM-1045:  Trauma, Children & Youth
CISM-1025:  Managing Responses to Community Disasters

Program Format

The program is a hybrid model of virtual and face to face. Some courses are offered online and some courses are offered in-person at the New Westminster campus. While any student may take the virtual courses without being registered in the certificate, one must be in the certificate program to attend the following in-person classes:

CISM-1010:  Defusing and Crisis Management Debriefing
CISM-1015: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
CISM-1020: CISM Simulation

 

Tuition

Tuition for the program is approximately $2,430.61

Note
Each course is paid for separately during course registration.

Additional Fees

In order to successfully complete the TCINAS Certificate, an application fee of $75 will be required to be paid via the BC Education Planner.

Textbooks & Supplies

Course materials are supplied when you attend class. If additional books or other materials are required, you will be advised when you register for the program.

 

STEP 1 - Apply to the Program

Applications for the Associate Certificate in Trauma and Crisis Intervention (TCINAS) are now open. After checking course availability, apply online and submit your completed application form via EducationPlannerBC.

Email
admissions@jibc.ca

Mail or In-person
Admissions Office
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4

Phone
604.528.5632

Important Dates

Please click here for a schedule of all courses including dates. 

Admission Requirements

The courses and certificate are open to anyone. There are no formal admission requirements.

Financial aid and awards

Candidates for this program may be eligible for JIBC awards and bursaries.

For more information, contact Student Services.

International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs at international@jibc.ca.

 

Q: Who should take this certificate program?
A: Individuals from a broad range of occupations and professions who may provide support to those impacted by a critical incident or traumatic event. The program is beneficial for anyone who works with people who may encounter critical incidents including advisors in human resources, schools, and post-secondary institutions, first responders such as firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement, front line responders such as emergency social services, crisis intervention, victim services, healthcare workers such as nurses, doctors and child welfare workers.

 

Q: WHAT IS TRAUMA AND CRISIS INTERVENTION? WHAT IS CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT OR CISM?
A: Trauma and Crisis Intervention consists of a variety of approaches to provide psychological and emotional support to those experiencing stress in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event.  Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a comprehensive, integrated, multi-component crisis intervention system for managing traumatic events within organizations or communities.

 

Q: ARE BOOKS AND COURSE MANUALS INCLUDED IN THE TUITION FEES?
A: Course materials are supplied when you attend class. If you need to purchase books or other materials, you will be advised of the details when you register.

While we must all remain vigilant against the COVID-19 global pandemic, JIBC is now ready to resume limited face-to-face training for first responder and social justice professionals in cases where learning outcomes cannot be achieved remotely.

We have developed a comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan and are pleased to be able to provide limited, small-enrolment programming with protocols designed to reduce the likelihood of infection transmission. However, it is important for everyone to understand that choosing to participate in any face-to-face activity (at school, work, or socially) requires you to consider the risk to your own social circle and to also accept a responsibility to others on our campuses.

As such, if you choose to participate in any face-to-face activity, you will be required to complete a form in which you will acknowledge that: (i) you will review certain health and safety training materials; (ii) you have certain responsibilities to ensure a safe working environment for all participants; and (iii) there are certain risks associated with choosing to participate in any face-to-face activity, and that you are prepared to accept those risks.

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