Crisis Education and Service Program Designs: A Guide for Administrators, Educators, and Clinical Trainers / Edition 2

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Crisis Education and Service Program Designs, 2nd ed, is a guide to educators, administrators, and clinical trainers who may otherwise feel ill-prepared to teach crisis theory and practice. It provides a framework for more systematic inclusion of crisis content (e.g. critical life events, violence, victimization, suicide and psychiatric emergencies) in the formal preparation of health and human service professionals. Further, it offers criteria for developing programs and practice protocols that balance attention to the psychosocial and biomedical needs of people in distress and crisis. By clearly delineating what crisis care is and is not, the revised Crisis Education and Service Program Designs shows that this facet of mental health care is neither a mere "band-aid" (as previously thought) nor a panacea for what ails the healthcare system. Instead, it is an essential element of the total health-service delivery system that recognizes the whole human being, not only his or her medical or psychiatric diagnosis. Readers will find that this book fills the current gaps in knowledge and training; contributes to a more holistic practice by all human service professionals; and shows educators and practitioners how to adopt a nondual approach to working with trauma survivors' minds and bodies.

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"Amidst a rather confusing cacophony of information about crisis intervention emerges a comprehensive publication that serves as a pragmatic roadmap for the development of culturally germane crisis curriculum, service-delivery programs, and the provision of efficacious training within a clinically integrative and cost effective health systems framework." —Paul T. Del Bel LCSW, MBA, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Service (BHCS)

"As the number of disasters and more personal crises increase worldwide, the need for programs that can rapidly deliver care to those affected by a crisis is expanding dramatically. This book provides concrete help to those designing crisis programs and educating crisis workers for the future." —Betty D. Morgan PhD, PMHCNS, BC, coauthor of Psychiatric and Mental Health Essentials in Primary Care

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415888998
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/26/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 0.90 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Background and Overview of the Crisis Field. The Significance and Urgency of Crisis and Psychosocial Care. Illustrations of Education, Training, and Comprehensive Service Needs in Crisis and Psychosocial Care. Part II: Education and Training Program Development and Implementation. Essentials of Educational and Clinical Training Programs. Implementing Core Content. Differential Application of Core Crisis Content. Part III: Crisis Service Organization, Management, and Delivery. Service Program Planning and Development. Essential Program Elements and Organizational Structure. Program Management and Evaluation. Part IV: Closing the Gap Between Essential Knowledge, Attitudes, and Service Delivery Skills. From Classroom to Interdisciplinary Service Models: Diversity Perspectives. Crisis Consultation and Community Education.

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