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Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Workshop

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  • Event Type:Professional Classes

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Workshop
April 25-26, 2013
George Amos Building, 412 S. Gillette Ave., Gillette

Registration by April 1 - $125. After April 1 - $150. Register with CCMH Volunteer Coordinator, Lacey Henningsen, 307-688-1536 or Download a form at

Course Audit: $50 w/ proof of certificate. All courses receive 13 contact hours; 1.3 General CEU’s from UMBC. Profession specific CEU’s not available for any course.

Workshop provides practical experience and intervention development for anyone in the field of:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Disaster Response
  • Education
  • Emergency Services
  • Fire/Rescue
  • Employee Assistance
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Law Enforcement
  • and Spiritual Care

Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support by Gordon E. Harper
Crisis intervention is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention designed to assist individuals and groups who have experienced a traumatic event. Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support will equip the participant in the appropriate intervention protocol of how to mitigate the emotional effects of the trauma experience in a one-on-one setting. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of one-on-one crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Business and Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care and Traumatic Stress. Course specific inquiries contact Gordon Harper directly at or 307.680.6286.

CISM: Law Enforcement Perspectives by Rod Warne
Learn to identify, understand, and work with the “Blue Wall of Silence” in the law enforcement community. Designed to provide insight and understanding of the different types of stress in law enforcement culture from a systems perspectives emphasis, this course will provide practical “back pocket skills” in providing crisis intervention services to law enforcement organizations and individual personnel in crisis. This course is intended for law enforcement officers, their families, mental health professionals, chaplains, and organizations that interact within the law enforcement community. Course specfic inquiries contact Rod Warne directly at or 307.660.6135.

Pastoral Crisis Intervention by Bob W. Rudichar
Pastoral Crisis Intervention by Bob W. Rudichar: Pastoral Crisis Intervention (PCI) introduces an effective integration of faith-based pastoral interventions with traditional crisis intervention techniques providing a powerful addition to traditional community and organizational psychological support resources. Chaplains, pastors, priests, pastoral counselors, ministers, and anyone interested or involved in the use of faith-based resources to provide support in the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters/catastrophes, terror is activities, and community tragedies, involving groups or individuals, should find this 2-day course of interest and benefit. Course specific inquiries contact Bob Rudichar directly at or 307.688.1540.

Speaker Bios

Gordon Harper
Gordon E. Harper is a pastor/teacher with 23 years as a hospital chaplain, 10 years as a fire chaplain and 4 years as a police chaplain. Chaplain Harper has been a pastor in various capacities since 1964. As a member of ICPC, FFC, AACC and ICISF, Chaplain Harper has sought to advance his skills as an effective chaplain to first responders and others in need. He also is active with the Campbell County Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He is a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and is an approved instructor for INDIVIDUAL CRISIS, INTERVENTION AND PEER SUPPORT, STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR THE TRAUMA SERVICE PROVIDER AND GROUP CRISIS INTERVENTION. Gordon is married to Catherine and they have three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a Wyoming native and has resided in Gillette, WY for 26 years. Harper is currently chaplain for Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Moorcroft, Wy Fire Department and Campbell County Memorial Hospital.

Bob Rudichar
Bob W. Rudichar has served as the Chaplain Services Coordinator for Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Gillette, Wyoming, since 1998. He has 28 years of pastoral experience combined with 23 years in Chaplaincy. Bob is endorsed/certified/appointed by Chaplain Fellowship Ministries International, Temple, Texas as a Senior Chaplain He has received status as an approved instructor in Pastoral Crisis Intervention I and is a member with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Ellicott City, Maryland, with 171 contact hours of CISM training and 11years of field experience. He also serves as Faculty and Advisory Board member with the Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute in Laramie, Wyoming, George Doherty, President. Bob served as the Team Coordinator for the Campbell County Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team for 5 years in Gillette, Wyoming, and has been the Team Coordinator for H.E.A.R.T. (Healthcare Emergency Action Response Team) at Campbell County Memorial Hospital for the past 2 ½ years. Bob’s military experience includes law enforcement and security with the 525th MP Company at Ft. MacPherson 3rd Army HQ, Atlanta, Georgia, and presidential security with the US Army Executive Flight Detachment, Homestead AFB, Florida, and Davison US Army Airfield, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.

Rod Warne
Rod has a variety of public safety experience ranging from law enforcement where he served for over 35 years including work as a state trooper, city police officer, special agent for Wyoming DCI, and he retired from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. He also has worked in emergency medical services working as a basic and intermediate EMT. Rod continues to serve in the volunteer fire service where he is one of the chief officers for the Campbell County Fire Department. He also is active with the Campbell County Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He is a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and is an approved instructor on Law Enforcement Perspectives for the CISM Provider. Rod is also an adjunct instructor in Stress Management for the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy. Rod is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (153rd Session) and FBI Command College as well as a veteran of the United States Air Force and Wyoming Army National Guard. He holds an Associate degree in Criminal Justice from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.