How does ACISTE actually address the needs and further the well-being of experiencers? What are the programs are in place and what is being planned?
Current ACISTE programs include:
EXPERIENCER-ONLY ONLINE NETWORKING SITE
ACISTE sponsors an online social networking forum (ning.com) where experiencers can further explore, develop and share their experiences and implications with others.
If you are an experiencer, here is our welcome link: http://aciste.ning.com/?xgi=2YHvbukWzZC4TO. If this link has expired, please contact us to request an updated link.
SUPPORT & DISCUSSION GROUPS
For a list of current support groups, click here.
If you are an experiencer and interested in becoming a volunteer peer group facilitator in your area, download our free, self-paced training manual.
Please contact us once you’ve read and agreed to follow the requirements or if you have questions.
If you an experiencer and are seeking support from one of our certified professionals, please visit our support directory.
CERTIFICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROVIDERS
At its annual conference, ACISTE trains, certifies and provides continuing education to licensed mental health professionals and qualified pastoral counselors, spiritual directors and life coaches to meet needs of experiencers.
VOLUNTEER PEER MENTORS
ACISTE will be training and certifying peer mentors to be included in a directory. If you are an experiencer and you are interested in our peer mentorship program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPORT AND REFERRAL PHONE LINE
ACISTE will refer experiencers to venues for support, sharing, discussion, networking and care through a dedicated phone line.
This program will be made available when sufficient resources have been trained or certified.
ACISTE educates first-responders, medical professionals, and others in identifying and supporting the experiencer initially. We offer first-responders and professional caregivers regularly updated resources for referring experiencers to appropriately trained professionals and supportive programs.
If you are a professional interested in learning how to be supportive of experiencers that you may encounter in your practice, please contact us and request to be added to our mailing list.
ACISTE supports ongoing research on the needs of experiencers, the integration process, as well as on spiritually transformative experiences as potential catalysts for health and wellness of society as a whole.
If you have suggestions for funding sources to support ACISTE research, or if you are a researcher, please contact us.