In-Person Workshops

Critical Incident Group Debriefing

December 09, 2024
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM EST )
$299.00 (regular rate)
$269.00 (*early rate)
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Venue TBA
*early rate expires 11/18/2024
6
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

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Critical Incident Group Debriefing - Toronto - December 9, 2024; 9am-4pm Eastern Time

Early rate expires 11/18/2024

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Critical incidents are situations that occur outside of our normal frame of reference and challenge us to understand and cope with what has happened. Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event. CIGD is one of several methods that may be utilized to lessen the likelihood of people experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident. This group debriefing process provides a place for participants to talk and share experiences, and for the facilitator to teach and provide information about the impact of critical incidents. While participants of this workshop will learn how to facilitate a group debriefing, they will also learn how to discern when CIGD is appropriate for a group and when it might not be a suitable intervention.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how people respond differently to the same event
  • Describe a framework for facilitating a group debriefing
  • Know the benefits and potential problems with group debriefing
  • Identify when critical incident group debriefing is appropriate
  • Apply principles learned to their own environment

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, delivered electronically.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Definitions and Overview
  • Role of Group Debriefing
  • Possible Reactions to a Critical Incident
  • Response Variables
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Group Debriefing History
  • Group Debriefing Models
  • Benefits and Problems with Group Debriefing
  • Preparing for a Group Debriefing
  • CIGD Phases
  • Considerations About the Process
  • Tips for Facilitators
  • Co-Facilitating

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, managers, human resource professionals, and anyone seeking a better understanding of how to facilitate a group debriefing after a tragic event.

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Trainer: Joddie Walker

MSc, RP

Joddie has over 30 years of experience working with people who have been impacted by trauma. She currently runs her own private practice, where she supports people of all ages through grief, loss, stress, and anxiety. She is particularly passionate about working with first responders and their families who are experiencing PTSD or secondary traumatic stress. Joddie believes that curiosity and the desire for change can result in creative solutions for her clients. Joddie is also our Clinical Director. In this role, she oversees the development of our trainings and provides clinical guidance to ensure the materials embody trauma-informed principles. As a facilitator, she draws on the strength and resilience she has seen throughout her career to bring the workshop content to life.

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