Are you looking for a skilled facilitator to help your group debrief after a critical incident? Critical incident group debriefing is a process for dealing with the impact of traumatic events. It is intended to help those involved in a critical incident share their experiences and learn about stress reactions and symptoms.

Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD)

CIGD is a process for dealing with the impact of traumatic events. It focuses on helping those involved in a critical incident to explore their experiences and learn about stress reactions and symptoms. The goal of CIGD is to mitigate the impact of a critical incident and help everyone involved recover from the stress associated with the event. The process usually takes several hours.

CTRI’s philosophy is to first train people who have close connections to the community, school, or organization to be able to provide CIGD internally. However, we recognize that there are times when there is not a trained facilitator able to implement this process. There are also situations where the existing crisis response team is overwhelmed and requires help from an outside facilitator to lead them through the CIGD process. In these situations, you might consider augmenting CIGD with the workshop, Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience.

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John Koop Harder, Trainer for CTRIJohn Koop Harder is a specialist in the field of trauma recovery and has been providing crisis resources to agencies and communities for close to 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree… Read more…

Photo of Tom Walker, Trainer with Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc., CTRITom Walker has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of trauma, mental health and addictions within the social service sector and in private practice. His background includes working…. Read more…