Spokane Regional Critical Incident Stress Management Team

Welcome to the new website for the Spokane Regional CISM team.

One Class Scheduled! 


To register for this class, click on the  "To Register"  links below.   There will only be a limited time for eating so plan accordingly.  There are a few fast food restaurants close by.   If you prefer, arrangements can be made to pay at the door by check or cash.  Call the phone number below for details.   




October 14-15-16, 2015


 CISM: Combined Peer/Group


 8 am to 6 pm each day

     Course held at:

           Spokane Valley

           Fire Administration Building

           2120 N. Wilbur

           Spokane Valley, WA   99216


Cost: only $300 which includes I.C.I.S.F. official materials and certificate.





  If you have questions, contact the Spokane County Sheriff's Chaplains at:  509-477-6625



 This course is designed to prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services.  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, defusing's and the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).  The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.


Program Highlights:

� Relevant research findings

� Relevant recommendations for practice

� Incident assessment

� Strategic intervention planning

� Resistance, resilience, recovery continuum

� Large group crisis interventions

� Small group crisis interventions

� Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention

� Reducing risks

� Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)


This is an official International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Course


These two courses are intended for anyone dealing with crisis including:


• Law Enforcement

• Corrections

• Dispatch

• Parole and Probation

• Fire


• Chaplain

• Crisis Counselors

• Mental Health

• Medical Personnel

• Business and Industry Crisis Intervention

• Disaster Response

• Education

• Homeland Security

• Military

• Spiritual Care


Courses will be taught by ICISF instructor Barbara R. Wharton RN BSN MEd.   She has been a CISM instructor for 5 years and is currently employed as a hospice nurse and recently retired from the chaplaincy for the Spokane County Sheriff's Department, serving deputies and their families for the past 12 years.  She served 6 years in the US Army as a nurse, has worked in Intensive Care Units and Emergency Rooms as an RN for more than 30 years, and is a Master's prepared Mental Health Counselor.    She has taught on a wide variety of subjects including stress related topics for more than 20 years.