On-Site Seminar Catalog

Presented by the Education Services Committee

Law Enforcement Related Courses


Group Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Time: 2-day Certification Course
Audience: Law enforcement officers interested in stress management and peer counseling or any person who wishes to know more about crisis intervention techniques such as the CISD. Fire service, disaster workers, safety, military, industrial and school system personnel, EAPs, human resources personnel, psychologists, social workers, counselors and others can all benefit from the Group CISM training.
Special Needs: To be arranged with hosting agency.

The Group CISM training program is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum. The two-day course prepares participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services including pre- and post-incident crisis education, significant other support services, on-scene support services, crisis intervention for individuals, demobilizations after large-scale traumatic incidents, small group defusing and the group intervention known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The Group CISM course specifically prepares participants to provide several of these interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusing and the CISD. The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary is also described. Considerable evidence gathered to date strongly supports the multi-component crisis intervention strategy, which is discussed in this course.

Law Enforcement Perspectives for CISM Enhancement

Time: 2-day Certification Course
Audience: Law enforcement officers and their families; CISM team members serving law enforcement agencies; EAP, Human Resources and mental health professionals who interact with the law enforcement community.
Special Needs: To be arranged with hosting agency.

The Law Enforcement Perspectives for CISM Enhancement provides a dynamic system perspective that examines an individual law enforcement officer with the psychological and emotional pressures of the "Blue Culture." This interactive program will be an in-depth exploration of what is behind the "Blue Wall of Silence." The course's emphasis will provide insight and understanding as to the stresses and pressures inherent in law enforcement. These topics will enhance participants with crisis intervention techniques and needed support to law enforcement officers and organizations. This training has been designed for law enforcement officers and their families, CISM team members serving law enforcement agencies, and EAP, Human Resources and mental health professionals who interact with the law enforcement community.

Officer-Involved Shooting

Time: 4 hours

This workshop covers Supreme Court Cases on Garrity, Broderick and Wiengarten along with what to do and say if you are the Officer or Witness that is involved in the shooting. Also covers the do's and don't's for the officer, witness, lodge representative and lodge attorney along with a suggested FOP Lodge Policy.

Special Topics in Critical Incident Stress

Time: 1 - 2 hour block
Audience: All law enforcement officers and family members, police administrators and supervisors
Special Needs: To be arranged with hosting agency.

This seminar can be tailored to address key topics in Critical Incident Stress management selected by the host lodge. Topics include and are not limited to: Pre-Incident Education, Overview of CISM in a disaster (New York), Acute Stress / Delayed Stress, Cumulative Stress, Emergency Services Stress, Critical Incidents, Personality of Emergency Personnel, Types of Interventions, History of Law Enforcement, Organizational Structure of Law Enforcement Departments, Roles of Police and Corrections in Society, Understanding the Blue Culture, Functional/Dysfunctional—A Systems Perspective of Law Enforcement, Survival Stress in Law Enforcement, Suicide in Law Enforcement—the Taboo Topic.