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CRISIS SCHEMA WORKSHOP….a training like no other

15 hours, Online or Classroom

C: communion

R: risk

I: integration

S: safety

I: information

S: support

Critical Incident Stress Integration & Support (CRISIS)

At the end of this 15-hour training, you will be a Trained CRISIS Schema Facilitator.

If you are in the field of 'receiving' people when they just went through something difficult or you're in the field of listening and/or helphing people. If people confide in you when something difficult happens to them, either a bad news, a scared or a disaster, and you have a desire to help others, you will finally have the tools to help them move from reactive mode, to being able to respond to the situation and get on with their job or their life!​

Critical Incident Stress Integration & Support (CRISIS) training provides the knowledge and skills required to use this person centered, step by step process.

  • Provides an immediate response for people in distress

  • Improves social connectedness

  • Focuses on subjective reactions rather than event type

  • Provides support for adverse life events not usually considered traumatic

  • Empowers clients to re establish stability, after a destabilizing event

  • Enhances natural recovery

  • Provides an opportunity to consider the need for further support

This technique will be useful to a wide variety of support personnel to help anyone who has experienced a potentially overwhelming incident/event or situation. It is equally applicable to victims of disasters, to crisis responders themselves, or in any peer support practices.​

The CRISIS Schema® is a psychosocial system of support, and therefore considered to be non clinical.

CRISIS Core Element – Communication

Communication is the starting point of any helping relationship. Hence, CRISIS facilitators are trained in highly effective and advanced methods of communication to create and maintain a trusting relationship with the individual they’re helping.

CRISIS Core Element – Risk

Critical incidents are hazardous in terms of psychological well-being. Hence, CRISIS facilitators are trained to manage psychological risk by using the critical incident risk assessment, focused on facilitating timely referral and encouraging help-seeking behaviours.

CRISIS Core Element – Integration

The dynamic integration of experience is an intrinsic propensity that all humans share. Therefore, CRISIS facilitators are trained to provide a highly structured and supportive conversation, designed to augment natural processing of the critical incident.

CRISIS Core Element – Safety

People may become vulnerable following distressing experiences. Therefore, CRISIS facilitators are trained to recognise and handle safeguarding issues that may arise through critical incidents, and consider issues of physical and psychological safety.

CRISIS Core Element – Information

Information is a vital part of stabilising people following critical incidents. CRISIS facilitators are trained to understand and deliver informational support to normalise stress reactions, understand what happened, and understand the potential outcomes of the critical incident.

CRISIS Core Element – Support

In the initial aftermath of a critical incident, its full impact may not be immediately apparent. Therefore CRISIS facilitators are trained to observe periods of active monitoring (watchful waiting) and deliver follow-up sessions to assure timely access to further support if required.

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It is simply a way of providing a powerful and supportive conversation designed to enhance and support natural processing and recovery. Within the CRISIS Schema®, there is no analysis, interpretation, judgment or labeling. There is no diagnostic approach. Neither can the CRISIS Schema® be considered to be a form of ‘debriefing’. 

By training as facilitators, you will be able to spot the signs of traumatic reactions, and have the skills with which to provide timely and effective support.

Where can the CRISIS Schema® be useful other than personally?

  • Voluntary agencies

  • Business

  • Leadership

  • Human Resources

  • Social work

  • Emergency services

  • Post terror/disaster recovery

  •  Community groups

  • Clinical services

  • Local authorities

  • Criminal justice

  •  Travel industry

  • Manufacture

  • Construction

  • Education


495 $ / person + HST

(Discount for group of 10)





If you want the training for 6-10 people from the same organisation, I can travel to deliver the workshop in person (if travel, meals and accommodation expenses are reimbursed).  Contact me for more informations or complete the form below.

Continuing Education Credits

The continuing education credit hours for this program may be submitted to:

  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 

          14 hours recognize Provider #886415259-7999)

  • Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

  • Association of Trauma Stress Specialists (ATSS) 

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