Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Management

  • Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Management
  • 8
  • 10 credits
  • 12 weeks
  • Online
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact us


The aim of this programme is to provide learners with an awareness of workplace critical incident stress and to develop key competencies, skills and knowledge in the field of managing and responding appropriately to critical/ traumatic incidents across a wide and diverse range of occupational contexts The programme, which incorporates ICISF Individual and Group Crisis Interventions addresses the important issue of protecting the psychological health and safety of workers in occupational groups likely to be exposed to critical incidents during the course of their work in compliance with national policy.

Programme Details

  • The History of CISM
  • Legal Imperatives on employers
  • Psychosocial Risk assessment
  • Research Context for variety of occupational groups
  • Key CISM Interventions and Core Components

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) Individual and Group support interventions:

  • Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Common psychological and behavioural crisis reactions
  • Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide intervention
  • Large group crisis interventions
  • Small group crisis interventions
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis in accordance with the University policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). SETU Carlow reserves the right to require applicants to attend for interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


This programme is funded under the July Stimulus plan plan

Contact us

Email: info.cw@setu.ie