About the Author
Jennifer S. Cisney, MA, CRT , is the Team Coordinator for the National Crisis Response Team of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). She also is Director of AACC’s Christian Crisis Response Training Program. She led AACC’s response in New York City following 9/11 and functions as coordinator for all of AACC’s responses to local and national disasters. She is a member of AACC’s National Crisis Training Team.
Jennifer has served as a coordinator and presenter for the Grief, Crisis, and Disaster track at the AACC 2005 and 2007 World Conferences and the 2006 and 2008 East and West National Conferences and will serve as track leader for the Grief, Crisis and Disaster track at AACC’s 2009 “Grace and Truth” World Conference to be held in September 2009 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. She is also a trained trainer with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in several courses including, Group Crisis Intervention, Grief Following Trauma, and Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters. Jennifer Cisney has served as faculty for many of AACC’s video-based training curriculum including “Life After Divorce,” “Christian Crisis Response Training,” and “Caring for Teens”. She will be an instructor in the “Care and Counseling for Traumatic Stress” training curriculum currently being jointly produced by “The American Association of Christian Counselors” and “Military Ministries,” a division of Campus Crusade for Christ. This program is scheduled to be released in October 2008.
Jennifer Cisney is a trained therapist and operated a counseling practice in the Charlotte, North Carolina area until August 2006.
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