There are times in life when we are faced with some type of upsetting and/or traumatic incident such as assaults, divorce, bullying, natural disasters, loss of a loved one, etc. During this time, talking about the incident may not be enough to get through. Sometimes in these situations, interventions focused on recent and acute trauma may be necessary.
If trauma is left untreated, the chances of developing excessive stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health problems increases. Early interventions are designed to reduce stress from recent traumatic incidents.
When we injure ourselves physically, we perform first aid in order to help heal. Psychological trauma is no different, first aid should be performed in order to facilitate the healing process. Mental health first aid involves processing the traumatic experience, which is a vital step to restoring balance within oneself.
How are the CID Protocols different from other early interventions?
CID & A-TIP are referred to as the “CPR of psychological trauma.” They are techniques that can be used immediately after a distressing or traumatic event. They focus on a single recent memory, and can be practiced at scenes of accidents, natural disasters and other distressing events. They can also be used to help healthcare professionals and first responders process particularly dramatic or stressful calls.
How do CID Protocols work?
CID protocols utilize bilateral eye movements to help desensitize the survivor to the traumatic incident. According to research, bilateral eye movements rapidly diminish the vividness of images and the strong emotions/physical sensations associated with a traumatic event. Since eye movements, in themselves, are not considered psychotherapy, you do not need to be licensed to learn and administer them. These protocols offer an ideal crisis intervention technique that is quick and efficient for all individuals who respond to a variety of situations.
How long is the training?
Individuals are able to perform CID protocols after attending a 6-hour workshop.
How much does it cost?
For individuals the course cost is $90pp. For agencies with large groups please contact me at email@example.com for rates.
Can I get CEUs for attending?
Please check with your professional board for CEU requirements. All individuals who participate will receive a certificate of completion and will fill out a course eval form.
If you or anyone you know in the Sarasota or Tampa Bay area responds to crisis situations, then join us for our crisis intervention training. Courses will be listed on the top of the page.
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