Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): A Practical Review

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Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): A Practical Review

By: George S. Everly, Jr., Phd, CCISM, Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD, CCISM, DanSun PhotoArt

Publication date: January 2017
ISBN: 978-1-943001-02-6
Subject: Review Courses
Highlights: New Release

This volume represents the latest available review of the core concepts, intervention tactics, and research on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
It includes sample questions to enhance your knowledge of CISM, which will help to prepare you for Certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CCISM) through the University of Maryland Baltimore County's certification examination.

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It's hard to believe that the first text on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) was published 20 years ago!

CISM: A PRACTICAL REVIEW is the long awaited update to the original CISM textbook which was first published in 1997. The fields of psychological crisis intervention and disaster mental health have grown immeasurably since the late 1990s. CISM: A PRACTICAL REVIEW describes CISM as the world's first integrated continuum of acute psychological support. CISM describes, in practical terms, the most current interventions, research, and thinking on CISM. It is must reading for anyone interested in crisis intervention, peer support, psychological first aid, and disaster mental health.

This volume includes sample questions to enhance your knowledge of CISM, which will help to prepare you for Certification in Critical Incident Stress Management (CCISM) through the University of Maryland Baltimore County's certification examination.

Pages: 276
Language: English
Publisher: ICISF - International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.

George S. Everly, Jr., Phd, CCISM

George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, CCISM is an award-winning author and researcher. In 2016, he was ranked #1 published author in the world by PubMed PubReMiner in the field of crisis intervention. He holds appointments as Professor in the Department of International Health (affiliated) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Associate Professor (part time) in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University in Maryland (core faculty). He is considered one of the founding fathers of the field of disaster mental health. He was a co-founder of the Dept of Psychiatry at Union Memorial Hospital and served on the management committee 12 years. In addition, he has served on the adjunct faculty of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the FBI’s National Academy at Quantico, Virginia, and ATF’s Peer Support Team. He is an advisor to the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong. Dr. Everly is co-founder of, and serves as a non-governmental representative to the United Nations for, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a non-profit United Nations-affiliated public health and safety organization. He was Senior Advisor on Research in the Office of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Everly was a Harvard Scholar, visiting in psychology, Harvard University; a Visiting Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Chief Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Johns Hopkins Homewood Hospital Center.

Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD, CCISM

Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD, CCISM is Clinical Professor of Emergency Health Services at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, Maryland. He is a member of the Graduate Faculty of the University of Maryland. He is a co-founder and President Emeritus of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He earned his Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Maryland. He served for six years as a regional coordinator of Emergency Medical Services for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. He was responsible for the development of the Emergency Medical Services System in five southern Maryland counties. After serving as volunteer paramedic / firefighter for ten years, he developed a comprehensive, integrated, systematic, and multi-component crisis intervention program called “Critical Incident Stress Management.” Today, that program reduces traumatic stress in many countries.

He has authored more than 275 articles and 19 books in the stress and crisis intervention fields. He serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Emergency Management Institute of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He is a faculty member of Florida Institute of Technology and teaches a course on the psychology of disasters. Dr. Mitchell is a faculty member in the school of education, Johns Hopkins University. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Disaster Medicine, the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) and the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. He received the Austrian Red Cross Bronze Medal for his work in Crisis Intervention in the aftermath of the Kaprum, Austria train tunnel fire. The Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists approved Dr. Mitchell as a Certified Trauma Specialist.

The United Nations appointed him to the United Nations Department of Safety and Security Working Group on Stress.  He has consulted on stress, crisis, and trauma topics in 28 nations and in every one of the 50 United States. 

DanSun PhotoArt

Daniel Sundahl was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is passionate about raising mental health awareness for first responders, and many of his images are based on real calls he has attended over a 15 year career as a full time paramedic and firefighter. ICISF is very thankful he agreed to design the cover for our new update on CISM: A Practical Review. Please take a moment to visit his website and look through his images.