Virtual World Congress

Registration for Virtual World Congress is now CLOSED.

Virtual World Congress will be open June 19 – July 10, 2017.

The following recorded General Sessions from the 14th World Congress are included in the Virtual World Congress:

Speakers Presentation
George S. Everly, Jr. Surviving the Perfect Storm
Jeffrey Mitchell It’s Not Over Til It’s Over
George S. Everly, Jr. Strengthening Your Brain: The Newest Frontier in the Fight to Save Your Health, Your Career, and Your Family
Jeff Mitchell Why Children Bother Us So Much
Marc Junkerman and Randy Linthicum Standing Together: A CISM Success Story in Maryland
Melissa Hyatt Baltimore Unrest—Lessons Learned and Lasting Impacts
Peter Volkmann Reaching Out, Reach Within
Bernie Meehan When You Witness the Unimaginable
William Visnovske Road Map: Identifying your “Sticky Points”
Oliver Barbour and Peter Twomey How CISM Supported the Irish Naval Service Dealing with Syrian Refugees in the Mediterranean
Nancy Bohl-Penrod and Deborah Silveria The San Bernardino County Terrorist Attack: The Helping Triad Response
Brian Martin Understanding the Last Unknown Major Childhood Adversity – Childhood Domestic Violence – and the Path to Mitigating Its Potentially Lifelong Impact
Tania Glenn The Ft. Lauderdale Airport Active Shooter Response: Assisting Law Enforcement with the Aftermath
Rob Dewey Charleston Under Siege – Again
Michael Zielonka Pulse Nightclub: The Tragedy and Emotional Toll on our Community
John Durkin Rethinking posttraumatic growth: Firefighting for Mental Health professionals
Ross Teemant The Psychological Aftermath in Dallas: Strategic Interventions and Lessons Learned
Khaldoun Marwa CISM in the Arab World: A “Syrian Crisis Example”
Jeffrey Mitchell Closing Remarks
For session descriptions, use the “Agenda” tab in the menu.

Also including:

  • Recorded Virtual World Congress Q and A sessions with Dr. George Everly and Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell, co-founders of ICISF;
  • Exclusive Virtual World Congress content;
  • The opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units;
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion for each session you complete in Virtual World Congress.

Check back regularly for more details!

Continuing Education:

In cooperation with UMBC Training Centers, all ICISF Virtual World Congress participants will be awarded general Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from UMBC TC on their attendance certificate. These CEUs are awarded in a ratio of one Continuing Education Unit for every 10 Contact Hours. It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if his or her licensing board will accept these CEUs.
Approved for EAPA and NAADAC. If you would like to receive profession-specific CEUs, please make sure to select “Yes” for them during your registration.


For any questions, please check the FAQs below. If your question is not included, please email Michal Lesniak at

Q: What system requirements are there to participate in the Virtual World Congress?
A: System Requirements:
1) A reasonably current operating system on either Mac or PC. (Windows 7 and up on Windows)

2) The latest version of your Internet browser.

3) Adobe Flash is recommended.

Q: Will there be specific times to log in for each session or are these accessible at anytime over the course that it is open?
A: The sessions will be available anytime between June 19 – July 10.

Q: Do I get one certificate for the entire Virtual World Congress?
A: No; similar to the in-person World Congress, the Virtual World Congress will feature “General Sessions” comprised of multiple talks (a minimum of one hour total per session). For each “General Session” you complete, you will receive a certificate.

Q: How many CEUs can I earn?
A: You can earn up to 9.5 contact hours (9.5 NAADAC or PDH credit hours; 0.95 general CEs through UMBC Training Centers).

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