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Centerstone to Host Regional Conference on Critical Incident Stress Management

Conference attendees from across the country will gain valuable knowledge on how to respond effectively in a crisis situation

Nashville, Tenn. – A regional conference slated to take place in Nashville on September 19-23 will provide companies, business leaders, first responders and mental health professionals with important, life-saving guidelines and tactics to deal with crisis situations.

Sponsored jointly by Centerstone’s Crisis Management Strategies (CMS) program and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), the conference will feature trainings by crisis management leadership from throughout the region, including Centerstone Licensed Professional Counselor and Crisis Management Specialist, Susan Gillpatrick.

Centerstone, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, has co-hosted this conference in Nashville for many years now, in partnership ICISF.

“Those of us who help others deal with crises and emergencies need this type of professional training periodically to prepare us to respond effectively and appropriately,” said Becky Stoll, Director of Centerstone’s Crisis Services and ICISF Board Chair. “It’s a privilege to learn from such a prestigious group of mental health and trauma experts, and Centerstone is proud to be a part of making this beneficial series of courses available.”

During the four-day conference, participants can attend seminars on:

  • Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support
  • Group Crisis Intervention
  • Personal Crisis Intervention
  • Comprehensive Crisis Preparation and Response for the Workplace
  • Strategic Response to Crisis
  • Managing School Crises: from Theory to Application
  • Line of Duty Death: Preparing the Best for the Worst

Attendees will include healthcare professionals, human resources professionals, educators, risk management professionals, clergy, social workers, employee assistance program staff, disaster assistance personnel, commercial and industrial organization employees and support personnel associated with these and many other fields. The ICISF conferences draw people from across the region and around the world.

By attending and completing the seminars, attendees can receive a variety of certificates of attendance, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and more. For more information on the conference, for details about available credits or to register, please visit www.icisf.org.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 55 years. Through more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or visit www.centerstone.org.

About ICISF

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (www.icisf.org) is a non-profit, open membership foundation dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress through the provision of: Education, training and support services for all Emergency Services professions; Continuing education and training in Emergency Mental Health Services for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors; and Consultation in the establishment of Crisis and Disaster Response Programs for varied organizations and communities worldwide. For more information about ICISF, please call (410) 750-9600.