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Critical Incident Group Debriefing
Jul 06, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 220.00 (regular rate)
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Mennonite University
Trainer: John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
About the trainer
John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
John has been working as a therapist and trainer for almost 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. Much of John’s career has centred on working with children, youth, adults and families dealing with crisis and trauma...
Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event. CIGD is one of several methods that may be utilized to lessen the likelihood of participants experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident. This group debriefing process provides a place for participants to talk and share experiences, and for the facilitator to teach and provide information about the impact of critical incidents. While participants of this workshop will learn how to facilitate a group debriefing, they will also learn how to discern when CIGD is appropriate for a group or when it might not be a suitable intervention.
About This Workshop
- Definitions and Overview
- Role of Group Debriefing
- Possible Reactions to a Critical Incident
- Response Variables
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Group Debriefing History
- Group Debriefing Models
- Benefits and Problems with Group Debriefing
- Preparing for a Group Debriefing
- CIGD Phases
- Considerations About the Process
- Tips for Facilitators
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for managers, school personnel, social service and health care professionals, and anyone seeking a better understanding of how to facilitate a group debriefing after a tragic event.
Method of Delivery
Lecture, video, demonstration of CIGD process, case study exercises, skill development and small group discussion
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Understand how people respond differently to the same event.
- Describe a framework for facilitating a group debriefing.
- Know the benefits and potential problems with group debriefing.
- Identify when critical incident group debriefing is appropriate.
- Apply principles learned to their own environment.
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You Will Receive
A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.
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Continuing Education Credit
While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
The following associations have formally approved our workshops:
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit
Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
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