THE CERTIFIED CRISIS INTERVENTION SPECIALIST I & II TRAINING OFFERS A NEW AND INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO INTERVENING IN A CRISIS SITUATION WITH A STRONG FOUNDATIONS IN ANGER MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND RESPONDER WELLNESS. USING THE LATEST RESEARCH IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND NEUROSCIENCE, EACH PARTICIPANT WILL COME AWAY FROM THIS TRAINING WITH DIRECT KNOWLEDGE REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF
UNDERSTANDING THE PERSON-IN-CRISIS
UNDERSTANDING THE CRISIS.
DAY ONE: MODULE 1 & 2, BASIC CURRICULUM CONTENT
DAY TWO: MODULE 3, BASIC CURRICULUM CONTENT PLUS PRACTICE SESSION
(THIS CONCLUDES CCIS LEVEL-I TRAINING)
CCIS Level I is ideally suited for dispatch services, counter-staff, etc. who come in contact with crisis infrequently and not as outlined in their job description.
DAY THREE: ADVANCED SCENARIO-BASED COMPETENCIES
(THIS CONCLUDES CCIS LEVEL-II TRAINING)
If you work for a public safety agency, are charged by your employer with responding to any kind of behavioral emergency or have a background in responding to crisis, we strongly recommend Level II as the minimum.
Professional Training offering verbal deescalation skills for Crisis Intervention
Academic modules and scenario-based competency exercises
Introduction to an interventionist’s Continuum of Force
Language and Engagement Procedures
Meaningful content in self-awareness, anger management, readiness for duty, and resilience
Evidence-based, best practices in de-escalation
Practical knowledge in brain-body activity of the Person-In-Crisis (PIC)
Learn de-escalation techniques for use in crisis and any aggressive situation you may encounter
Understand the neuro-mechanics of any crisis
Andy Prisco, CCIS-V, CAMS-III is the Founder of the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team program within the State of Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services. It is a legislatively funded program that operates in several facilities throughout the State. The program’s structure, training, and people are credited with significant reductions in violence, injuries, and the use of seclusion and restraint in State Hospitals, Forensic Psychiatric Facilities, and Total Confinement Facilities. Andy is a Fellow with the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) and a co-developer of the only certification available in Crisis Intervention from a professional mental health association. He is an author of the Crisis Intervention Certification Handbook, Best Practices for First Responders (ISBN: 978-1-893505-65-0). The NAMA credential is under adoption initiatives within a neighboring state to WA as an advanced and necessary credential for Crisis Intervention program coordinators in Public Safety Agencies throughout that State. Andy has provided trainings, in-services, and presentations across the United States as a subject matter expert through Crisis Intervention Partners, an organization dedicated to the advancement of competency trainings in Crisis Intervention/De-Escalation, to law enforcement professionals, hostage negotiation teams, crisis negotiation teams, fire/ems personnel, and psychiatric care and services professionals. In addition to behavioral health credentials, he maintains public safety credentials as a Firefighter, Fire Training Instructor, Rescue Swimmer, Rope Rescue Technician, and Company Officer. In 2017, Andy was a nominee for the Hero of the Year Award from the Washington Council of Behavioral Health. He won the prestigious award in 2019.
Laura Beth Moss, CCIS-V, CAMS-V is a nationally sought author, teacher, Supervisor and Diplomat for the National Anger Management Association (NAMA). She is the Founder of Growth Central Training and the Co-Director of Growth Central, teaching and training therapists, social workers and counselors to work with court-mandated anger management clients. Laura is a regular presenter at the the NAMA International Annual Conference each year. She is also a Certified Integrative Life Coach through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. She specializes in helping people navigate their personal narratives as well as integrate and explore complex, emotional states. More recently, she developed and co-authored the Crisis Intervention Certification Handbook. Laura grew up in the foothills of North Carolina and moved to New York City after graduating from the esteemed The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Laura's long history as a Broadway, television and film actress brings a uniquely engaging style of teaching and presentation that deeply resonates with students.