All sessions listed below are of general interest and are attended by Main Congress participants on days registered. These sessions will be held on the mornings of Friday (2/22), Saturday (2/23) & Sunday (2/24). Additionally, a special evening plenary session (including dessert and coffee) will be held on Friday (2/22).
NOTE: Friday evening Plenary is limited to those registered for the Main Congress (Friday or Saturday 1-day, or 3-day package), or those purchasing tickets for this session.
Registration for specific Plenary Sessions is not necessary. These session descriptions are provided for information only.
By attending all Plenary Presentations, you have the opportunity to receive up to 13 contact hours of training. See the Continuing Education section of the website regarding C.E. for specific professions.
All recorded Plenary Presentations (subject to presenter agreement) will be available on the Standard & Premium Upgrades to the Electronic Proceedings. All available Plenary Presentation handouts will be included in the Basic Electronic Proceedings included with registration. For those wishing to have a printed copy of any Plenary Presentation handout for note-taking during the World Congress, a link will be provided via email to all pre-registered Main Congress attendees prior to the World Congress for downloading and printing Plenary Presentation handouts of your choosing.
Friday, February 22, 2013
8:00am – 12:20pm (3.25 contact hours)
7:30pm – 10:30pm (3.0 contact hours)
8:00am – 8:30am
Opening Ceremony, including an Honor Guard, presentation of colors and welcoming remarks by Becky Stoll, ICISF’s Chair of the Board of Directors.
8:30am – 9:10am
The Missing Link: Organizational & Personal Strategies for Fostering Human Resilience
George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP
Fostering human resilience is the missing link in CISM. It is “the final frontier” for all those interested in supporting emergency services personnel, first receivers & the military. Review the latest strategies & research for creating an “organizational culture of resilience,” as well as fostering “psychological body armor.”
9:10am – 9:50am
Transportation Disasters: Following our Compass
Sharon W. Bryson, MC, National Transportation Safety Board
Guided by a safety and a moral compass, the NTSB works to improve safety while ensuring assistance to victims and family members impacted by tragic transportation disasters. This overview of recent events, presented by the NTSB’s Deputy Director of the Office of Communications, provides an understanding of the crossroads of the investigative process and the victim assistance response.
10:20am – 11:00am
Deepwater Horizon Incident: How CISM Was Applied & Lessons Learned
Sherry Cardinal, LCSW
Deepwater Horizon: The worst oil disaster in U.S. history. Hear the untold story of how four CISM trained professionals provided CISM services to the survivors, families of the 11 missing men and the corporate staff of Transocean, and the obstacles they faced. A personal and professional journey.
11:00am – 11:40am
Keynote Presentation – Confirmed
Building Resiliency & its Role in the Continuum of Care in Crisis Management
Honorable Richard A. Reed, MSW, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security
The White House is working to build national resilience by engaging partners at the community level: focusing on all aspects of the preparedness cycle & seeking to build community capability to withstand the impact of an event, rapidly respond, effectively recover, and adapt to changing conditions. Most notably, Hurricane Sandy will be discussed.
11:40am – 12:20pm
Posttraumatic Growth: A Role for Crisis Intervention
John Durkin, PhD
One positive consequence of traumatic experience is posttraumatic growth. Whilst crisis intervention addresses negative reactions to trauma, it may also facilitate growth. Theory and research evidence will be used to show how crisis intervention could be enhanced to create the conditions for growth.
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Friday Evening Plenary Session / Military Symposium
Dessert & Coffee will be served
Included with the following Main Congress registration options: 3-day package, or Friday or Saturday 1-day. Sunday-only registrants must purchase a ticket to this event.
Tickets available for purchase for those not registered for the Main Congress. See Registration Information, Registration Fees and/or the Registration Form or Online Registration for additional information.
Moderator: Col Charles E. Woods, MA, MDiv, PhD (ABD)
Includes six presentations on topics of current interest to the military, those who work with the armed forces community, or have an interest in traumatic stress and the military. To be followed by moderated Q & A and discussion. Presentation details below.
Traumatic Event Management in the Wartime Theater
COL Kathy Platoni, Psy.D., DAAPM, Michael J. Zacchea, LtCol USMC (ret)
Traumatic Event Management is one of the primary forms of intervention provided by all US Army Behavioral Health providers, for the promotion of posttraumatic growth. Value, meaning and purpose can be derived from exposure to the catastrophic and under the worst of circumstances life has to offer.
Reintegration from the Military: Crisis or Easy Passage Home?
Joan Beder, MSW, ACSW, DSW
This presentation will explore various aspects of the reintegration experience for combat veterans returning from Afghanistan/Iraq. Reintegration from military service is experienced by many as a crisis and by some as a smooth passage to home. Why is it easy for some and very complex for others?
TBI Epidemic: Out of Their Mind or Out of Their Brain?
Chrisanne Gordon, MD, Lindy G. Williamson, MSW
From the playing field to the combat zone Traumatic Brain Injury directly affects millions of people. Mild injuries may not be detected by most current medical machinery and yet have disastrous effects on the lives of those affected. We need to learn the signs and symptoms and treatment options.
12 Things You Can Do to De-Escalate a Veteran in Crisis
Alison Lighthall, MSN, RN
When a combat veteran reaches a breaking point, and a crisis situation rapidly evolves, the usual interventions are not enough to bring the crisis to a safe resolution. This session will offer 12 practical actions to take with veterans that focus on DRRR: Distance, Respect, Rapport, Resolution.
Finding Home: Reestablishing with Community
Chaplain (COL) Gordon G. Groseclose, M/DIV, MSS
Deployed personnel, Wounded Warriors, Soldiers on permanent change of Station (PCS) are at risk to ongoing stressors experienced during the transition and reintegration to their new duty station. This presentation will explore the protective nature of community in addressing transition vulnerabilities, hindrances to community integration and discuss a practical approach in connecting to community.
Behavioral Resilience: Preparing Tactical Athletes Emotionally
Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD, LTC (USAR, Ret.)
Our military increasingly face strains that they’re ill-equipped to deal with psychologically. Their emotional preparation must, and can be, as sound as their tactical training. We’ll explore the possibilities & promise of resilience and self-care training for warriors, family members, and helpers.
7:30am – 12:30pm (4.5 contact hours)
7:30am – 8:00am
Fatality Fires Impact on Fire Investigators: The Need for CISM
Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD, William Visnovske, Special Agent
Fire investigators are often forgotten by CISM. They get very close to the dead. They touch them, smell them, and look at minute details. Fatality investigators may be haunted by sights, sounds, smells and sensations. They seek a spectrum of CISM services provided by other fire investigators.
8:00am – 8:40am
Confronting the Unimaginable: CISM Lessons Learned in the Wake of the Newtown Tragedy
Sergeant Troy S. Anderson
Focuses on the importance of comprehensive CISM training, policy, practice and preparation for worst case scenarios. SGT Anderson will discuss how his teams responded, triaged and provided follow-up care to State Police, municipal police, emergency responders and families through compassion and professionalism.
8:40am – 9:20am
Humanism in Trauma and Crisis Care
Thomas M. Scalea, M.D., FACS, FCCM
Physician-in-Chief, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
System Chief for Critical Care Services, University of Maryland Medical System
Francis X. Kelly Professor of Trauma Surgery
Director, Program in Trauma, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
This presentation will describe the evolution of humanism and its impact on trauma and crisis care. Dr. Scalea will address impediments to providing humanistic care in the high tech environment and will describe options for humanistic care in a crisis environment.
9:20am – 10:00am
Developing CISM Network Ireland: Challenges & Plans
Col. Ollie M. Barbour, MSc, Sharon Gallagher, BA, HDip, MLitt
CISM Network Ireland is a forum for the promotion and exchange of best practice on CISM information, standards, availability and provision of training in Ireland; run by an inter-agency National Steering Committee (representatives from statutory, voluntary, emergency, military, and other agencies).
10:30am – 11:10am
The Voice of Tohoku: CISM Response to the Japanese Earthquake
Keiko Nakahama, JSCCP, Yoshitoshi Hagiwara
Describes what members of the Aviation CISM team in Japan saw, learned and provided while supporting their colleagues in response to the Great Earthquake in Tohoku in 2011. Presenters will also touch on distress resulting from the massive tsunami and nuclear power plant reactor meltdowns.
11:10am – 11:50am
Slave Lake – A Global Response to a Regional Disaster
Peter Kueffer, ESM, Grad Dip Couns, MAPS, Careen Condrotte, BA, RSW
In May 2011, Slave Lake was impacted by a forest fire which resulted in the largest evacuation in Alberta’s history. Cooperation between crisis interventionists in Canada and Australia demonstrated the importance of global networks, mutual support and the effectiveness of CISM methodologies.
11:50am – 12:30pm
Psychological Distress Among Syrian Refugees: Science & Practice
M. Khaldoun Marwa, MD, KSUF-psych, DPM, CPAM
The violence practiced by the Syrian Regime during Syrian revolution resulted in a high level of psychological traumas. This was demonstrated in this pioneer pilot study by finding PTSD-high level among Syrian refugees in Syrian borders which requires prompt UN crisis intervention campaign.
8:00am – 12:00pm (2.5 contact hours)
Breakfast & Plenary presentations on Sunday are included with the Main Congress 3-day registration package and the Sunday 1-day option only. You will indicate your breakfast selection from two choices when you register.
8:00am – 8:45am
Breakfast in the Ballroom
Enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast and one last 12th World Congress opportunity to join old and new friends for meaningful conversation and networking. Followed immediately by additional plenary presentations, including closing presentations by co-founders Drs. Mitchell & Everly, as described below.
8:45am – 9:25am
CISM Response to the Sikh Temple Mass Shooting, a Chaplain’s Perspective
Greg A. Young, MDiv
Shares a chaplain’s perspective on a CISM response to the Sikh Temple Mass shooting. Nearly 30 agencies responded to the horrific event. Greg weaves how a CISM response was provided to the gentle and grateful Sikh Temple Community, and the lessons learned following the incident.
9:25am – 10:05am
Heartache in the Heartland: The Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse
Kimble Richardson, MS, LMHC, LCSW
Learn how the tragedy of the Indiana State Fair Stage collapse on August 13, 2011, that killed seven and injured many at the Sugarland concert, yielded unprecedented cooperation and strategic planning among the Indiana State Disaster Mental Health Response Team and local hospital CISM teams.
10:15am – 10:55am
The Assassination Attempt on Congresswoman Giffords
Cynthia Dowdall, PhD
Overview of the January 8, 2011 shooting. Attendees will hear the actual dispatch and will have a greater understanding of the on scene operations that included the Northwest Fire Interagency Team assigned as an operational group providing CISM services.
10:55am – 11:15am
Achieving Crisis intervention and CISM Goals in this Decade
Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD
Dr. Mitchell envisions the future of CISM and the work still to be accomplished.
11:15am – 11:35am
What I’ve Learned from 40 Years of Crisis Intervention
George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP