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ATs Care/ICISF Assisting Individuals in Crisis/Group Crisis Intervention Pre-Conference Workshop

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 28

This course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses.

Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

Program Highlights:
  • Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Basic crisis communication techniques
  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
  • Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide intervention
  • Relevant research findings
  • Large group crisis interventions
  • Small group crisis interventions
  • Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

 Completion and receipt of a certification indicating full attendance (27 contact hours; 27 Cat D CEUs) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program. Registration limited to 50 attendees. Pre-requisite work required prior to the in-person date of class. 

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Training


Athletic trainers are required by the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer to maintain emergency cardiac care (ECC) certification. This creates the need for more access to ECC instructors. It’s anticipated that athletic department programs, in best practice, will also certify their coaches and staff/faculty in CPR. The ATs who attend this training will be positioned to provide that training. This increases ATs involvement in disseminating this information and is another way to heighten ATs visibility and contributions to their employer.

Completion of the course certifies participants to teach CPR, how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), first aid and lay responder training. If they choose to do so, participants will also be able to teach the CPR/PRO classes online.

The certification will be through American Red Cross.

A recertification of CPR/PRO will be conducted at the beginning of the course. Successful participants will receive their ECC card, which satisfies the BOC requirement, and their instructor certification will be entered, by the instructor, into their American Red Cross profile.



Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the tools necessary to conduct an American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA course.
  • Apply the different lessons while evaluating their skills and techniques.
  • Explain all skills associated with CPR for the professional rescuer.



Leonard Angelli, MS, ATC, LAT



CEUs are not issued for this course.



ATs – certified professionals and associates



$410 for members and $510 for nonmembers.



Participants must provide proof of a valid American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA certificate. Enrollment is for both the online and live course. The online course must be completed prior to class attendance. Access to the online course will be provided by the instructor.

Participants must bring a pocket mask and have access to a digital or paper copy of the instructors and participant manual.


Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Recertification for CPR/PRO: Participants will be tested on their CPR/AED skills at the beginning of the class, and must be able to perform all of the skills properly without hesitation.
  • Lecture: Participants will be led in the pedagogy of becoming a qualified American Red Cross instructor.
  • Lab: The course is designed to have each student lead three practice teaching sessions throughout the course. The sessions are staged from basic skill steps leading up to complete full lesson delivery. Participants will provide feedback to each other. They will also be given feedback by the instructor team. The outcomes of each session will determine the participant’s readiness to successfully pass the course.
  • Evaluation: Upon completion of the course work, each participants will have ample time to ask questions prior to taking the exam at the end of the course. Participants will complete a multiple-choice test consisting of 25 questions, which must be passed with a score of 80% or higher.
  • Level: Advanced