Training Events

Preventing Suicide

6/16/23 Oklahoma City, OK Registration not open yet
6/28/23Siloam Springs,
8/24/23West Mifflin,
12/2/23San Francisco, CARegistration not open yet

Advanced CISM Practicum

Strategic Planning and Implementation (2 Days)

6/5-6/23 ONLINE

Effective Communication (2 Days)

7/25-26/23 ONLINE

Moral Injury

4/4/23ONLINE Sydney, Australia

Supporting Children during Disasters

7/18/23 ONLINE

Psychological First Aid for First Responders

6/27/23 Siloam Springs, AR

Start 2 Finish (Assessment, Evaluation, Referral, Follow-up)

2023 ONLINE New Class

Communication during Crisis

2023 ONLINE New Class
6/15/23Oklahoma City, OKRegistration not open yet

Functional Stress Hardiness (2 Days)

2023 ONLINE New Class

Second Victim Syndrome

8/30/23 ONLINE

Conflict and Confrontation


Start to Finish
7/19/23 ONLINE

Peer to Peer Crisis Intervention
3/31/2023 Anchorage, AK

Enhancing Resilience
6/30/23Siloam Springs, AR
8/23/23West Mifflin,

Crisis Care During Traumatic Grief
4/5/23 Sydney, Australia timeONLINE

6/29/23 Siloam Springs, AR
7/25/23West Mifflin,

Operational Stress First Aid*
3/18/23Oklahoma City, OK
6/19/23ONLINE FL Baptist Disaster
8/22/23West Mifflin,

Managing Relationships During Crisis

DT 101 Disaster Training Center: Foundation for Disaster Response – One Day


DT102 – Foundations for Chaplains Two Days
Also meets SB DR Chaplain Manual Training

Crisis Care in Cultural Diversity  (One Day)


CISM: Assisting Individuals in Crisis
8/31-9/1/23 CLOSEDPhoenix, AZCLOSED

CISM: Group Crisis Intervention*
 3/28-29/23 Anchorage, AK

CISM: Individual  & Group Crisis Intervention in 3 Days (GRIN) *      
4/18,19,20/23 Portland, OR – Healthcare emphasis

 5/12,15,18/23 ONLINE – Healthcare emphasis
 8/3,4,5/23Scott Depot-Charleston, West Virginia
CISM: Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention
 3/7-8/23 Walnut Creek, CA
 5/23-24/23 CLOSED Vacaville, CA CLOSED
 7/11-12 Reno, NV

CISM: Emotional Spiritual Care in Disasters*

CISM: Stress Management for Trauma Provider


CISM: Grief Following Trauma
 9/21-22/23 San Pedro, CA

CISM: Advanced Individual Crisis Intervention
10/17-18/23Overland Park, 

CISM: Advanced Group Crisis Intervention
 3/9-10/23Walnut Creek, CA
 7/13-14/23Reno, NV
 9/19-20/23San Pedro, CA
 10/19-20/23Overland Park, Kansas

CISM: Strategic Response to Crisis
 5/25-26/23 Vacaville, CA

CISM: Managing School Crisis

CISM: Spiritual Psychological First Aid (TSA*and ICISF)

CISM: Law Enforcement Perspectives for the Trauma Provider

CISM: Workplace Violence

CISM Practicum

Disaster Relief Chaplaincy*
3/16-17/23Oklahoma City,
 Highland, CA
 7/6-7/23Northborough, MA

Resilience for Stress Management
 Sydney, AustraliaBy invitation only
 Melbourne, AustraliaBy invitation only

Psychological First Aid (SAMHSA)

Advanced Rapid Response DR Chaplain Response
2023By invitation only

CA Blue Cap: Chaplain Leadership
Red Cross Disaster Spiritual Care Fundamentals

Oil Patch Chaplaincy*

Disaster Relief Chaplaincy Refresher Exercise
Disaster Relief Chaplain-Train the Trainer Invitation Only
Operational Stress First Aid-Train the Trainer Invitation Only
Conference Presentations
Enhancing Resilience IFOC, Online, 3/13/2023
The Power of Purpose through the Principles of Ikigai ICISF World Congress, Baltimore, MD, 5/3/2023
Collaboration in Training and Credentialing Competent Disaster Spiritual Care Providers National VOAD Conference, St. Louis, MO, 5/10/2023
Cultural DiversityIFOC, Online, 5/22/2023
Rediscovering the Art of Chaplaincy through the Japanese Principles of Ikigai Association of Professional Chaplains Annual Conference, Houston, TX, 6/22/2023 
Spiritual Resilience for Chaplains Mississippi Chaplains’ Retreat, 9/15-16/23

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31 thoughts on “Training Events

  1. I heard there is a training session in December in Arizona. When will that info be posted? Want to register but don’t want to miss the discount price deadline. Any info will be appreciated.

    • We now have many chaplains who serve Roughnecks in the oil fields, who serve executives in oil companies, and serve business folks in the para-oil industry. Oklahoma has a formalized group called Oil Patch Chaplaincy – chaplains are highly trained in crisis intervention because there are many severe accidents and fatalities in the oil field.

  2. Hello Naomi,

    It is your classmate Chip just saying hello and wishing you well. I am interested in the Advanced Group and Strategic Response that is listed on the website. I know you are very busy but am praying that God in his infinite mercy allows you the strength and fortitude to persevere with your teaching schedule. Gods richest blessings to you and yours. Hope to see you soon.


    • Great to hear from you ol’ classmate! I’m sorry to say the Advanced Group Crisis Intervention course is not presently scheduled. However, if you know a group who would like to sponsor that class, I would be pleased to discuss it with them. Meanwhile, there are several California courses still on the calendar for this year. Hope to see you at one of them!

  3. Kern County Fire Dept. found your workshop in Fresno VERY informative. We are ready to register for the Feb 3-4 2014 Strategic Response workshop in Atascadero. When may we sign up? Thanks, Deborah Johnson

    • WE have 16 participants registered from your group at Kern County Fire Department. There is still available if you have anyone else interested in participating in The Strategic Response course.

  4. Hi Naomi,
    Hope your Thanksgiving was good and your Christmas is even better! I see your Strategic class in Feb. is tentative. If it happens, I would like to take it. Thank you, Naomi.
    Brad Dorton

  5. Diaster Chaplin class. Scott. AZ Mar.14 and 15th Would you sign me up please.
    Pam Palmer 815 N. Blue Spruce Cir. Payson, AZ. 85541
    928-472-7734 I go to the church on Randall place, pine AZ. Pastor John Lake

  6. Hi Naomi,

    I would like to register for the Advanced Group Crisis Intervention course on 5/1-2/2014 in Texas. How do I go abou that. Also, are you teaching this course anytime earlier than May anywhere in the US? Thank you for your time.

    • Thank you for your interest in this CISM course. The hosting agency has not confirmed details regarding this course yet. As soon as the details are confirmed I will send those to you (they’ll also be posted here at Sorry to say I am not presently scheduled to teach this anywhere else before May. Thanks, again!

  7. Dear Naomi,
    When is the CISM Chaplain Training in Phoenix? Ron Conn & I would like to attend to finish our Chaplain Program.
    Jim McAvoy

    • Hello, Jim,
      Thank you for your interest in Chaplain training in Phoenix. I’m teaching several CISM classes in the Phoenix area. CISM: Workplace Violence on Sept. 30; CISM: Group Crisis Intervention on Oct. 1-2; CISM: Individual and Peer Support on Oct. 3-4. You can find flyers and registration forms on this site very soon. Hope you will be in one of those classes!

    • Hello, Chaplain Hitchcock,
      Thank you for this expression of interest in the Grief Following Trauma course. I’m teaching it several times this year, but not in Arizona. I think it could be a real possibility to offer it in Tucson next year. Let’s dialogue about this. I’ll contact you by email from this point forward. Naomi

      • Good news, Chaplain Hitchcock. The Grief Following Trauma course is scheduled in Payson (just north of Phoenix) on July 24-25, 2015. Registration form is available on the website. Naomi

  8. I cannot thank you enough for your service to our WORLD! These past 3 days were so inspiring!
    My son is mailing his registration form for the upcoming October 27-29, 2016, Riverside CISM Individual/Group course. The two of us would love to attend the upcoming San Luis Obispo Suicide Prevention & Intervention conference however we could not find the registration form.
    Please advise and safe travels ~ Donna Dichirico

    • Donna, Thank you for your kind words. It was great to be with you, too. The website is being updated, but meanwhile, I’ll send you the registration forms directly. Thanks for asking about these courses.

  9. You mentioned a training opportunity in Friendswood, Texas this coming February. Where can I find some details and what website do I need to go too or who do I need to contact?

  10. Hi,
    When will a Disaster Relief Chaplaincy course be available in California, specifically San Diego or other Southern California areas?
    Best regards,
    Valeria Thompson

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