WSU to Host Critical Incident Stress Conference

May 08, 2006

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University Continuing Education will host the first-ever training conference in the state of Utah by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) May 18-21 at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel (150 S. 500 W.) in Salt Lake City.

Participants of the four-day conference have the opportunity to choose one class for each of the two-day sessions. Session topics include: suicide prevention, trauma and addictions, school crises response, law enforcement perspectives, and critical incident stress management in healthcare. The conference costs between $254 and $499 per person, depending on ICISF membership and the number of courses attended.

The conference is designed for people working in the fields of crisis intervention, mental health, traumatic stress, emergency services, disaster mental health and school counseling. Conference participants will learn about the multi-phase, multi-tactic process of critical incident stress management that is commonly used after a national or international crisis.

“War, terrorism and natural disasters, as well as smaller scale local critical incidents, have all increased the demand for trained crisis responders,” said Richard Conroy, WSU Continuing Education program development administrator.

ICISF is a non-profit organization that assists individuals and organizations in easing the impact of traumatic stress. ICISF will accept online registration until May 12 at weber.edu/ce/conferences/icisf. For every 50 people who register online, ICISF will refund one participant’s registration fee at a drawing during the conference.

Walk-in registration also will be accepted.

Visit weber.edu/ce/conferences/icisf for more information.

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Contact:
Richard Conroy, Program Development Administrator
(801) 626-8564 • rconroy@weber.edu
Author:
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu

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