A Guide to Crisis Intervention / Edition 1by Kristi Kanel, Kanel
Pub. Date: 08/28/1998
In this engaging guide, Kanel provides a comprehensive model for crisis intervention that can be used as effectively for day-to-day intervention as emergency situations. Addressing such crises as drug abuse, AIDS, death and loss, and victimization and abuse, A Guide to Crisis Intervention is useful for everyone from first-year students to front-line professionals. Kanel's attention to multicultural sensitivity issues makes the book applicable to a variety of client populations.
Kanel provides helpful day-to-day guidelines based on the ABC model of interventiona generic model that follows a three-part structure: A) developing and maintaining rapport; B) identifying the problem; and C) exploring the client's coping strategies. This outstanding model helps counselors and counselors-in-training better manage the therapeutic session.
Table of Contents1. WHAT IS A CRISIS? Crisis Defined. Crisis as Danger and Opportunity. Process of Crisis. The Crisis-Prone Person. Other Determining Factors. Precipitating Events. Developmental Crisis. Evolutional Crisis. Situational Crises. Subjective Distress. Coping Methods Fail. 2. CRISIS INTERVENTION. The History of Crisis Intervention. Contributions from Other Theoretical Modalities. Brief Therapy. The ABC Model of Crisis Intervention. 3. ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES. The Need for Ethics. Use of Paraprofessionals. Self-Awareness and Countertransference. Dual Relationships. Confidentiality. Elder Abuse Reporting Act. Child Abuse Reporting Act. The Tarasoff Case. Informed Consent. Supervision and Training. 4. A MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVE. The Role of Ethnicity and Gender on Help-Seeking Attitudes. Development of Culturally Sensitive Psychotherapists. Mexican-American Families. African-American Families. Asian-American Families. 5. THE ABC MODEL OF CRISIS INTERVENTION. A: Developing and Maintaining Rapport. B: Identifying the Problem. C: Exploring the ClientÆs Coping Strategies. 6. WHEN CRISIS IS A DANGER. Suicide. Managing a Client Who Is a Danger to Others. Psychotic Breakdowns. 7. CRISIS OF LOSS. Death and Dying. Divorce and Separation. 8. AIDS. Basic Statistics About AIDS. Intervention. 9. SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Recognizing Substance Dependence and Substance Abuse. Types of Drug Abuse Crises. Alcohol: The Leading Abused Drug. Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, and Speed (Amphetamines). Marijuana. LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethyamide). Heroin. 10. CRISES OF VICTIMIZATION. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Child Abuse. Spousal Abuse. Sexual Assault. 11. SELECTED SITUATIONAL CRISES OF ADOLESCENCE,ADULTHOOD, AND OLD AGE. Crisis of Adolescence. Crisis of Adulthood. Crisis of Old Age. EPILOGUE. REFERENCES.
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