Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist- I Training ZOOM JANUARY 26-27, 2022

Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist- I Training ZOOM JANUARY 26-27, 2022

Regular price $699.00


January 26 & 27, 2022


Wednesday and Thursday
10 AM- 5 PM EST 
7 AM - 2 PM PST 

with instructors





More about the CCIS credential from NAMA here

Please note that tuition does not cover the application/ certification fee to NAMA of $125. Certification is not a requirement to attend the training. 

Upon meeting the requirements for attendance, participation and demonstration of competencies, this seminar is approved by the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) and fulfills ALL the requirements for (NAMA) Crisis Intervention Specialist-I Certification.

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. 

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. 

The CCIS training event has limited seating so it is important to register soon.

 What is a Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist training? 

  •  Professional Training offering verbal de-escalation skills for Crisis Intervention 
  •  Academic modules and scenario-based competency exercises
  •  Introduction to an interventionist’s Continuum of Response 
  •  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
  • Deconstructing the neuro-mechanics of crisis to create meaningful opportunities that seek to reduce future risk. 


Andy Prisco, CCIS-V 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. Andy was nominated again in 2019 and won the award. 

Laura Beth Moss, CCIS-IV, 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 has taught and worked alongside Dr. Richard Pfeiffer, President of the National Anger Management Association, since 2012. 

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. In addition, she has a great passion for personal health and wellness. She is an experienced Vipassana meditator with many years of practice in various yoga modalities and is currently a L1 Certified Student Instructor in Foundation Training.

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.


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