CIST - Crisis Intervention Skills TrainingCrisis Intervention Skills Training


Next workshop:
October 21 & 22, 2014, in Nanaimo, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day

This workshop can be facilitated at your site or in our Training Room.
Registration instructions and form at bottom of page


Payment options: 1) credit card by phone; 2) credit card, debit card, or cheque in person at the office located in Nanaimo; or 3) via PayPal shopping cart (below). Cheques are not accepted via post mail.

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October 2014

per person

October 2014

per student

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is not a GST or PST registrant. Therefore, taxes are not applicable.

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Please note that you will be considered officially registered when payment has been received.


This two-day research based workshop has been designed to teach a strengths-based approach to the communication, assessment, and suicide response skills essential for crisis intervention.

During this two-day interactive program, participants will learn:

  • The definitions of crisis
  • Trauma informed practice: How to shift focus from “At Risk” to an “At Promise” perspective
  • How to apply a crisis intervention model in crisis situations
  • How to effectively assess crisis situations
  • How to facilitate the development of a short-term coping plan for a person in crisis
  • How to spot the warning signs for suicide and effectively intervene
  • New Approaches for helping men
  • Effective ways to find the “keys” to unlock hope in a person in crisis
  • Community resource information


Filling out the registration form

You can register for the CIST workshop by accessing one of the application forms below.
The free downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the printable PDF form.

Please note that you will not be considered as having registered until you have sent a completed registration form to the Crisis Society. You will be sent an email to confirm your participation, with directions to the training site, a week or so before the training date for the workshop.

  1. PRINTABLE APPLICATION FORM, which can be sent via fax or regular mail:
    Download fax/mail application form (PDF).
    • Fax the completed form to (250) 753-2475 or
    • Mail it to the Vancouver Island Crisis Society, Box 1118, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E7
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