Observing any traumatic event.
Training requirements. CISM teams shall be certified by any accredited "Mitchell
Model" training source to provide the "Mitchell Model" for training and responding to
Team Coordinator. This position normally shall be the Employee Assistance
Program Coordinator (EAPC) assigned to the Work-Life Staff at the servicing
Integrated Support Command or Headquarters Support Command.
Mental Health Professional. This team member shall be a psychiatrist,
psychologist, social worker, or other licensed mental health professional who has
attended either the basic or advanced ICISF courses for CISM.
Chaplain. The Chaplain, in listening to and guiding participants, shall
appropriately bring to bear a moral and spiritual perspective in the proceedings.
The Chaplain should, at the conclusion, particularly note spiritual resources and
activities, which are apt to enhance wholeness following the debriefings, similar
to referrals made to mental health and physical resources and activities.
Chaplains shall take the basic ICISF course for CISM, plus other ICISF courses
identified that will enhance their participation as team members.
Peers. These are volunteers their command has recommended to the servicing
Work-Life staff. The EAPC will screen recommended volunteers. If possible,
peers should be drawn from units located throughout the area of responsibility
(AOR). Personnel accepted by the EAPC to serve as peers will take training
through the Work-Life staff in basic and peer support ICISF certified courses for
CISM. Selection criteria for peers are:
Good communication and interpersonal skills;
Ability to transcend the scope of gender, rates and pay grades;
Have at least two years remaining at the unit upon completion of