Crisis Intervention and Trauma: New Approaches to Evidence-Based Practice / Edition 1by Jennifer L. Hillman
Recent findings from an American Psychological Association task force suggest that one in four therapists will experience patient suicide, and that one in eight will feel threatened by patient violence during their career. Experts from this task force have also noted that clinicians receive virtually no formal training or coursework in crisis intervention. Despite… See more details below
Recent findings from an American Psychological Association task force suggest that one in four therapists will experience patient suicide, and that one in eight will feel threatened by patient violence during their career. Experts from this task force have also noted that clinicians receive virtually no formal training or coursework in crisis intervention. Despite the increasing need for professional services among members of the general population, current practitioners have few texts available that provide step-by-step, detailed information about how to engage in crisis intervention, and how to integrate recent, empirical research findings into theory and practice. This volume helps bridge this critical gap by providing a theoretically advanced, yet practical guide to crisis intervention.
Particular attention is given to the role of violence within our culture, patient suicide, school and workplace violence, long-term sequelae of trauma, clinical assessment and risk management, professional boundaries and burn-out, domestic violence, and the neurophysiology of trauma, as well as the needs of typically underserved patient populations including minority group members, older adults, gays and lesbians, and children. The text also features critical reviews of controversial topics, including EMDR, critical incident stress debriefing, recovered memories, dissociative identity disorder, and alternative medicine.
The material will appeal to psychologists, social workers, and therapists, as well as practitioners in allied professional fields such as nursing, criminal justice, pastoral care, and education. Crisis intervention and trauma counseling: Emergent issues in theory and practice represents an essential addition to any clinician's personal library.
Table of Contents
1. Introductory Aspects of Crisis Intervention and Trauma Counseling.
2. The Social Psychology of Trauma: What Clinicians Need to Know.
3. A Step-Wise Plan for Intervention.
4. Post Traumatic Stress: The Need for a Multidimensional Approach.
5. Long-Term Sequela of Trauma.
6. Patient Suicide: Clinical Assessment and Management.
7. Violence: What Is This Person Going To Do?
8. Helping Therapists Cope: Patient Suicide and Burnout.
9. Death and Dying, Partner Abuse, and Other Subtypes of Trauma.
10. Violence in Social Settings: the Workplace, School, and Community.
11. Underserved Patient Populations: Children, Adolescents, Older Adults, and Minority Group Members.
12. The Future of Crisis Intervention.
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