Half-Day Seminar – Friday, November 4th, 2022 (3 CE’s)

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Half-Day Seminar – “Extreme Crisis and Post Critical Incident Intervention”
Friday, November 4th, 2022 (3 total CE’s)

The Utah Social Work Association is holding our second Half-Day Seminar of 2022. We will have in-person options as well as a virtual attendance option. See details below.


  • Examine evidence-based mental health practices following potentially traumatizing events (PTE), including risks of further psychological injury. 
  • Learn the differences between defusings, degriefings, and debriefings, as well as when to use informational versus interactive groups.
  • Understand the various timeframes with intervention and determine strategies for self-care and professional support following a PTE.


Jeffrey J. Denning, CMHC-I, CPS, CMAS

Jeffrey Denning is the author of seven books, including his first book following a tour to Iraq, titled Warrior SOS: Military Veterans’ Stories of Faith, Emotional Survival, and Living with PTSD.
He is a retired Salt Lake City police officer where, among other assignments, he worked as a detective with the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), a hostage negotiator, and a peer support team leader. He is the first person in the state of Utah to have confidential privilege under the law as a peer counselor following an officer-involved critical incident (OICI) and has responded to more OICIs for the purpose of wellness than anyone in the state. He has trained crisis workers on the state’s suicide crisis hotline and first responders throughout Utah, Nevada, and Idaho.
As a volunteer on the executive board of the Utah CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Team, he helps nurses and first responders through debriefings following critical incidents and takes over as chair in October 2022. His second master’s degree is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and he is the owner of First Responders First (FRFirst.com). He and his wife have six kids, four dogs, and two refrigerators.

Click Here to Visit Mr. Denning’s Website

Date: Friday, November 4th, 2022

Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Lunch from 11:45 AM – 1 PM

Location: Security National Financial, 433 W Ascension Way, Murray, UT 84123

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Continuing Education Credit

For those that have registered in-person and virtually, this event will offer 3.0 hours of CE credit. This presentation schedule has been approved for CEU credit by the Utah Social Work Association Executive Board.

Registration (details on in-person and virtual)

Space is limited and there are 50 in-person seats available.  Virtual registration is also available and there will be well enough space virtually if in-person reaches capacity.  The Price is fixed at $30 for both in-person and virtual attendance.  See below for options on how to register.  As always, for active UTAHSWA members this event is free.  Please email us and RSVP for the event and indicate whether you would like to attend in-person or virtually.

UTAHSWA Members Click Here to RSVP (Free)


For those that are not members and would like to become a member, click here to join UTAHSWA.
If you are not a member and would like to register for this event, click the button below to be taken to our registration page and pay the registration fee, after you have done this, please email us at contact@utahswa.org to indicate whether you plan to attend in-person or virtually.


Non-Member Registration (In-Person/Virtual) $30



We would like to thank our sponsors for helping with the Venue. 

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