Bronson Offers Crisis Incident Stress Management Training

Bronson Offers Crisis Incident Stress Management Training

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Bronson is offering Crisis Incident Stress Management (CISM) training at the Western Michigan University Fetzer Center on June 14 and 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The program is for anybody interested in crisis management including members of a healthcare team, social workers, first responders, paramedics or public safety professionals.

The basic CISM training program is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic, and multi-component crisis intervention response. The two-day course is led by trainer Dennis Potter who is a licensed master social worker, certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor, and a fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

The training prepares participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services including:

  • Pre- and post-incident crisis education
  • On-scene support services
  • Crisis intervention after large-scale traumatic incidents
  • Small group defusing
  • The group intervention known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

The basic CISM course specifically prepares the participants to provide several of these interventions.

The CISM training will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 14 and 15 at the Fetzer Center, located at 2350 Business Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Continuing education credits are also available for nursing professionals, emergency medical service providers, and physicians. Learn more and register at