Crisis Intervention Training (8 HR) – Livermore

October 7, 2019   |   Livermore, CA


Livermore Police Department
1110 S. Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550

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Class Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm

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Course Description

The purpose of the this 8 hour training course is to provide public safety personnel with the knowledge and skill to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness, skills to assess and manage an individual’s risk for suicide, effective communication strategies, identify and apply key components of the 5150 process as well as relevant case law to write a police report, develop a better understanding of the officer’s role, examine officer safety and tactical considerations to improve the effectiveness of field contacts with mentally ill persons, to understand the importance of self-care and identifying signs and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Fees and Registration:

This course is POST reimbursable – with restrictions.
Students MUST belong to a POST reimbursable agency to attend.  If you belong to a POST reimbursable agency, your tuition is 100% covered.
Student’s Agency MUST be more than 50 miles and a maximum of 150 miles of course location for travel reimbursement.  If you are inside 50 miles or outside 150 miles from the course there is NO travel reimbursement.
No Exceptions!

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Cancellation Policy: 

Effective 8/1/18

All cancellations and substitutions MUST be in writing and directed to the CPOA Training Coordinator. Click here to email.

*Registrants who cannot attend a course are strongly encouraged to find a substitution.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.


Who Should Attend:

Anyone in law enforcement.

  Dr. Deborah Silveria Ph.D.

Deb Silveria Ph.D. is both a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist.
She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1993. She has a
private practice in Costa Mesa, with a focus in trauma and grief counseling. She is an
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Trainer for the EMDR
Trauma Recovery Network. She is a member of the Counseling Team International, an
EAP that has over 100 contracts for counseling, employment testing, training, and
CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) with Law Enforcement, District Attorney’s
Offices, Federal Air Marshals, Border Patrol, and Fire Departments, at the federal,
state, and local levels. Dr. Silveria is an Approved Instructor for the following ICISF
(International Critical Incident Stress Foundation) Courses: Assisting Individuals in
Crisis, Group Crisis Interventions, and Comprehensive Crisis Preparation and
Response in the Workplace. She also participates on interview panels helping police
departments select their peer counselors. She teaches the Psychology of Trauma,
Relational Violence, Identification and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,
Identification and Treatment of Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma to
Law Enforcement, DA’s offices, and social service agencies. She also provides classes
in Wellness and Mindfulness. She is also a continuing education provider for the
Board of Behavioral Sciences. She is an adjunct professor at National University, Costa
Mesa campus. She also teaches at Cerritos College in their Foster and Kinship
Program. She is part of a team of instructors for Crisis Intervention Training for Law
Enforcement, designed to help officers deal more effectively with the mentally ill on the
street. She has taught the segments on psychiatric medication, overview of mental
illness, suicide, and dealing with veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. She also
provides trainings in Resilient Leadership.
She has worked hundreds of critical incidents nationally and internationally, most
recently in Haiti, providing CISM services after natural and man-made disasters. She
has responded to the TSA shooting at LAX airport and the Dorner Line of Duty Deaths,
and San Bernardino Terrorist Attack. In the past she has been the Clinical Director of
Family Solutions, a non-profit organization for foster and group home youth on
probation, or removed from home due to abuse or neglect. She has been the Director
of an in-patient adolescent psychiatric unit at CPC Santa Ana Hospital and Head of the
Partial Hospitalization program at BHC Alhambra Hospital. She was also the Day
Treatment Director for Olivecrest Treatment Center’s Level 14 group home for seriously
emotionally disturbed adolescent males, located in Bellflower.

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