World Congress participants will identify the tools needed to solve current problems and explore the future direction of the crisis intervention field.
The six-day World Congress includes pre-Congress workshops, plenary sessions, concurrent afternoon workshops, poster presentations, exhibits, lunch discussion and keynote appearances by leaders in the field. Presentations at the 12th World Congress have been selected to offer useful information for CISM practitioners from a wide range of professions, practice settings and experience levels, organized around the following
Major Content Themes
- Emergency Services, Public Safety
- Disaster Response
- Schools, Children
- Healthcare Settings
- Specialty Populations
- Faith Based Applications
- Team Development & Care
Why choose the 12th World Congress for your training in 2013?
It’s Unique! – In addition to offering a small selection of ICISF’s two and three-day workshops, the World Congress includes a wide range of presentations and educational opportunities on a combination of topics that you won’t find anywhere else—certainly not under one roof! Tools you can use, reports on lessons learned from the response to recent traumatic incidents, discussions of research results important to the field, interactive workshops, and presentations by leaders in the crisis intervention professions—add up to a singular educational event, unmatched in size and scope.
Access to the most up-to-date info! – Presentations at the 12th World Congress cover the latest developments in the crisis intervention and disaster mental health field—from process to program to research, and more!
Earn credits toward your professional license! – Attendees at the 12th World Congress can expect to earn continuing education units or credits for most presentations. Past World Congresses have provided continuing education for EMTs, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, EAP professionals, and Certified Addiction counselors. Applications are pending to offer continuing education for these professions and more at the 12th World Congress. By attending the 12th World Congress, you can receive up to 46 hours* of training!
*pre-Congress Workshop selection and total number of days in attendance will impact total number of hours
Progress toward your Certificate of Specialized Training! – During pre-Congress workshops, a small selection of ICISF’s two and three day courses are being offered along with many other courses unique to the World Congress. The ICISF courses (as noted) are applicable toward completion of one or more of the specialty tracks in the ICISF Certificate of Specialized Training Program and have been identified as either core or specialty classes on the Pre-Congress Workshop pages.
Make important connections! – We hear it all the time—those who attend the World Congress leave Baltimore energized and rededicated to crisis intervention and peer support not only because of the presentations they’ve attended, but also because they have been a part of a gathering of so many others from across the country and around the world who are similarly dedicated and struggling with challenges similar to their own. You won’t find a better opportunity to network, develop lasting connections and share ideas. You might come to the World Congress alone, but you will definitely leave being part of a much larger worldwide community!
About the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.
The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) is a non-profit, open membership foundation dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress through the provision of: Education, training and support services for all Emergency Services professions; Continuing education and training in Emergency Mental Health Services for the Mental Health Community; and Consultation in the establishment of Crisis and Disaster Response Programs for varied organizations and communities worldwide. Visit the ICISF website to learn more about our programs.