Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Psychological First Aid (PFA) in the Workplace (Afternoon Session)
Half Day Session
Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Kitimat Valley Institute
1352 Alexander Avenue
Kitimat, BC
V8C 1A2
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Registration Deadline
Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Event Description

This half-day workshop will teach front-line staff and supervisors to identify the core strategies of Psychological First Aid (PFA). You will learn when and how PFA can be implemented and encourage individuals to be active participants in their own recovery. You will develop the skills to carry out PFA in the workplace as well as in your everyday life.


Emergencies and critical incidents affect everyone in the workplace. You will learn practical responses that can alleviate acute stress and support your workplace.


Topics covered:

  • Understanding Psychological First Aid: Look, Listen, Link
  • Supporting workers by normalizing reactions
  • Identify core strategies of PFA
  • Develop skills to carry off PFA
  • When to implement PFA


Instructor: Jeffrey Cartwright's background includes 25 years experience working as a paramedic, firefighter and in the field of trauma response. He joined the New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services in August of 1995 after 3 years with BC Ambulance Service. He was promoted to qualified officer in 2009, and has since been confirmed to the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain and acting Battalion Chief. He joined the Critical Incident Stress Management team in 2000.  He has developed many initiatives for the team members by introducing them to the latest techniques and training. Jeffrey has transferred his skills to the private sector to facilitate training in the prevention of, and response to, traumatic events that can occur in any workplace.


Contact & Support

For more information please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or 


All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
ICBA Member $200.00
Non-Member $250.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
Register 2 employees and SAVE 10% off each additional registration!
12:00pm - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 14 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 14 business days but more than 7 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 per day for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 7 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.


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