In-Person Training


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Presented by:

Kelley Meshirer, ICISF Instructor

Dates: August 28th-30th, 2023

Time: 8:00AM-5:00PM Daily



Sierra Vista Police Department

911 N. Coronado Drive

Sierra Vista, AZ  85635


About the Course

Course Description:

This 3-day 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.

This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.

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)

Fee: FREE per attendee

Space is limited to up to 40 attendees

(80%+ sworn, 20%- civilian staff) on first come, first serve basis!




About the Instructor

Kelley Harris Meshirer, MA, CTP

Kelley Meshirer

Kelley Meshirer has served Public Safety since 2012 through various non-profit avenues, formerly her most recent role as Southern Community Liaison to the 100 Club of Arizona. She has experience, leadership and training in areas including critical incidents, suicide prevention/intervention, peer support, and mental health. She has been a first responder spouse to a 26-year veteran of federal law enforcement since 2004. She has navigated several critical incidents and line of duty injuries throughout her husband’s career. The most life-changing in 2018 when he was involved in a line-of-duty shooting incident and survived. She attributes her wellness to hard work and the support they received from her husband’s agency, friends, family, community and primarily her faith. She also greatly recognizes the benefit her family received from the counseling of a trauma specialist.

Kelley is an honors graduate from Liberty University with her Master's in Addiction Counseling, and is currently a doctoral student at Liberty focused in Traumatology. Kelley's passion for working with first responder individuals, couples, and families has brought her to her current role at 10-4 Medical, an integrated health practice providing medical, occupational and mental health services. She addresses addiction, substance misuse, maladaptive coping, communication, habitual patterns, co-morbidity, crisis intervention, grief, and trauma as an Addiction Specialist and a Certified Trauma Professional.