CISM GRIN Training August 30-September 1, 2023

Pittsburgh, PA US
August 30, 2023 to September 1, 2023

This program is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic, and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum. The three-day course prepares participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services including Group and Individual Crisis Intervention techniques. The course provides all participants in the class the information needed to intervene with anyone affected by a sentinel event in the public, private, or school setting. Also, the need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary is described. Considerable evidence gathered to date strongly supports the multi-component crisis intervention strategy, which is discussed in this course. 

Target Audience

The audience for this class includes emergency services, military, business/industrial, hospital, and mental health professionals, school teachers or school administrative faculty who desire to increase their abilities to utilize crisis intervention techniques. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Define stress, critical incident stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • List at least for fundamental principles of crisis intervention
  • List the 10 basic interventions of CISM
  • Define and describe in detail the CISM group processes of defusing, crisis management briefing, demobilization, and CISD debriefings 
  • Define and describe in detail the CISM individual process of SAFER-R
  • List common critical incident stress signs and symptoms related to individuals within their care
  • Demonstrate individual and group crisis intervention techniques
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/30/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/01/2023 - 6:00pm EDT
Champion Commons Building
5231 Penn Ave.
Conference Room 116
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
United States
+1 (412) 328-6376

Parking is free and available in the lot directly across North Atlantic Avenue across from the Champion Commons Building.  You are welcome to park on the street or the lot but please do not park in the marked Reserved spaces. The entrance to the lots is off North Atlantic Ave. Please do not park in the lot in front of the Champion Commons building. Those spots are reserved for the employees of the building. 

Building Access: Since this is a secure building, please bring photo identification to provide to our security personnel upon your arrival at this facility. There is a buzzer located next to the entrance door, Press 001 or 002, and instructions will also be posted if there is no one at the front desk.  Once inside please take the elevator to your left to the 1st Floor.  Upon exit from the elevator, you will go straight through an unlocked door at the end of a hallway and make a left. The conference room is at the end of the hallway on your left.


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Precautions are in place in the building and will be utilized within the classroom. Please follow all precautions to ensure your and other participants' safety while on site.

-Masks are required while on premises. For this training, shift masks will be provided to you each day upon entry to the building. 

-If you are feeling ill in any way, please do not attend. There will be NO cancelation penalties for illness-related reasons. Your well-being and the well-being of all our attendees is our utmost priority. Contact us to get transferred into another course. Please reach out at any point with any concerns.

-Basic universal precautions will be utilized within the classroom. (small class size, seating spaced out in a large room, available hand sanitizer, etc.) Chairs will be spaced with social distancing in mind so please choose only the available designated seating.


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