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CIRT Team Members, Consultations and Trainings


You may call any of the CIRT members listed at any time for consultation, no matter how insignificant your situation may seem. We encourage you to assist us in preventing crises before they occur. When referring a student to CIRT for consultation/follow up provide us with as much information as possible.

Team Members

Petaluma Campus
Ashley Arnold, Petaluma Campus, Disability Resources: (707) 778-2495

Santa Rosa Campus
Robert Ethington, Student Affairs: (707)527-4573
Bert Epstein, Student Psychological Services: (707) 521-6911
Margaret Grayson, Disability Resources: (707) 524-1795
Jeane Erlenborn, Student Health Services, PEI: (707) 521-6930
Deanna Hatter, Counseling: (707) 527-4662
Matthew McCaffrey, District Police: (707) 527-4964
Susan Quinn, Student Health Services: (707) 524-1598
William Stinson, District Police: (707) 521-7839
Patie Wegman, Disability Resources: (707) 524-4906


The Crisis Intervention Resource Team provides customized training to college departments and/or groups on request. Below is a description of our basic CIRT training and additional topics that we offer. We also are able to combine or customize a training according to your group’s needs. To request a training, please contact Margaret Grayson at 524-1795 or

Basic CIRT Training

How to Respond to Distressed, Disruptive & Dangerous Behavior: Crisis Intervention Resource Team (CIRT) members provide information on identifying distressed, disruptive, and dangerous behavior in students, how to intervene, and on resources available at SRJC and in the community. The information is presented in the format of lecture, case examples, group discussion, and role playing exercises.

Additional CIRT Training Topics include:

  • Front-Desk Management
  • De-escalation Techniques: How to Manage Difficult People and Avoid a Crisis
  • Focus on Distressed Behavior: crisis intervention, active listening, SPS referrals
  • Focus on Disruptive Behaviors: setting limits, student conduct code, discipline procedures, reporting to administration
  • Focus on Dangerous Behaviors: developing a department/classroom safety plan, district police supports
  • Strategies for Instructing Students with Mental Health Challenges
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
  • Prevention and Intervention of Distressed, Disruptive, and Dangerous Behavior in the Online Class
  • Kognito Online training

    This suite of six online, interactive, and research-proven training simulations are designed to educate our faculty, staff, and students about best practices in supporting (1) students who struggle with psychological distress including depression and suicidal ideation, (2) LGBTQ students who are struggling due to harassment or exclusion, and (3) student veterans who are facing challenges in adjusting to college life. Each training takes 30-60 minutes to complete and is structured as a virtual practice environment where users learn by engaging in interactive role-play conversations with emotionally responsive student avatars. To access these training go to and click on "Create a New Account".

Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges