Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) is a form of psychological first aid that is designed to help individuals cope with the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event. It is typically used in emergency services, such as law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medical services, as well as military personnel and other first responders.
The goal of CISD is to provide support and assistance to individuals who have been exposed to traumatic events. It is a short-term, time-limited intervention that is typically conducted within 72 hours of the event. The debriefing process is led by a trained facilitator and involves a structured group discussion of the event.
CISD is designed to help individuals process the event, reduce their emotional and psychological distress, and promote coping and resilience. It is intended to be a preventative measure and can help reduce the risk of developing more serious mental health issues such as PTSD.
CISD can be a valuable resource for military members, first responders, and other individuals who have been exposed to traumatic events. It is important to note that it should not be used as a substitute for professional mental health treatment, but rather as a way to provide immediate support and assistance to those in need.
Our CISD services are available to individuals within a day's drive of Bentonville, AR as well as telehealth for Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, and Missouri. If you or someone you know has been affected by a traumatic event, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
You can contact us at
479-268-4598 or visit us at 1002 McCain Rd, Bldg A Suite 108, Bentonville, AR 72712.
We are here to support and assist you in any way we can.