Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research / Edition 3

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Crisis intervention has become the most widely used brief treatment modality in the world. As a result of millions of acute crisis events occurring each year and impacting the lives of the general public, interest in crisis intervention, response teams, and crisis management has grown tremendously in the past decade. However, there exists a limited amount of literature designed to give timely and comprehensive help for crisis workers. This book fills that gap. It is the first interdisciplinary handbook to prepare the crisis counselor for rapid assessment and timely crisis intervention in the 21st century.
In this classic volume, Dr. Roberts and 34 clinical experts and distinguished chapter authors have set the "standard of care and treatment" for persons in trauma and acute crises. This handbook gives all professionals ready access to the specific guidelines, practice techniques, protective factors and resilience, case study applications, and crisis intervention strategies that are most appropriate for maximizing opportunities for rapid assessment and crisis resolution.
Now expanded and fully updated, Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research, Second Edition focuses on crisis intervention services for persons who are victims of natural disasters, school-based and home-based violence, violent crimes, and personal or family crises. Consisting of five parts, it covers a broad array of subjects, including psychiatric emergencies, medical crises, community-wide disasters, and high school shootings. Part I provides an overview; Part II addresses crisis assessment and intervention models for children and youths; Part III explores crisis intervention and prevention for victims of violence; Part IV describes crisis assessment and intervention in health and mental health related crises; and Part V focuses on research and outcome studies on the effectiveness of crisis intervention programs throughout the world.
In the current managed-care era of accountability and utilization of best practices, every practitioner will find this handbook indispensable and essential reading. It applies a unifying model of crisis intervention, making it appropriate for front-line crisis workers, clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatric mental health nurses, counselors, and graduate students who need to know the latest steps and methods for intervening effectively with persons experiencing a full-blown crisis episode.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Pamela Marcus, RN, MSCS (Private Practice)
Description: This book is a chronicle of the advances made in the last ten years in crisis intervention as well as a presentation of the editor's seven-stage model of intervention with the addition of sixteen new chapters and original chapter revisions.
Purpose: The editor uses research and trends in crisis intervention to provide a conceptual base that can be used by the crisis intervention professional. His model assists the crisis counselor to utilize an immediate, short term, and structured means of providing care that is geared to buoying up the individual's coping abilities for short term crisis resolution.
Audience: This book is written for graduate level clinicians in mental health services. This is an excellent reference to be used as a textbook in a graduate level program.
Features: This text is divided into five parts. In the overview the editor gives a comprehensive background of crisis intervention theories as well as the introduction of his model. He includes crisis assessment and treatment of children, victims of violence, health related crisis, and research. Different crisis intervention delivery systems are discussed.
Assessment: Since I reviewed the book I have begun using it as a teaching tool in the Crisis Intervention Service where I am the clinical director. The Robert's Model is particularly helpful for use as a conceptual basis for crisis intervention practice. Critical Incident Debriefing is also covered in a comprehensive manner and can reinforce learning for practitioners who are certified in CISM, as well as whet the appetite for clinicians who are not certified in this practice.
From the Publisher

"The Crisis Intervention Handbook (2nd Edition) ... is a classic tome that remains acutely relevant during times when crisis and psychological trauma are pervasive throughout society. ... the chapters in this book are highly readable, informative and practical in application. This is the first compendium of all original chapters to examine and clarify the differences between stressful life events, traumatic stress, developmental crisis, traumatic crisis, psychiatric emergencies, and catastrophic crisis. ... Roberts's book is a necessity for practitioners, faculty, and students ... [it] has clearly surpassed both the first edition and my high expectations. ... [This book] will rapidly become the gold standard for all beginning and experienced crisis clinicians."--Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195179910
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/14/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 872
  • Sales rank: 210,647
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Ann Wolbert Burgess
Part I: Overview
1. Bridging the Past and Present to the Future of Crisis Intervention and Crisis Management, Albert R. Roberts
2. Lethality Assessments and Crisis Intervention with Persons Presenting with Suicidal Ideation, Albert R. Roberts and Kenneth R. Yeager
3. How to Work With Clients Strengths in Crisis Intervention: A Solution-Focused Approach, Gilbert J. Greene, Mo-Yee Lee, Rhonda Trask, and Judy Rheinsheld
4. Differentiating Between Stress, Acute Stress Disorder, Acute Crisis Episodes, Trauma and PTSD: Paradigm and Treatment Goals, Kenneth R. Yeager and Albert R. Roberts
5. Crisis Intervention for Persons Diagnosed with Clinical Disorders Based on the Stress- Crisis Continuum, Ann Wolbert Burgess and Albert R. Roberts
Part II: Disaster Mental Health and Crisis Intervention and Trauma Treatment-NEW Section
6. The ACT Model: Assessment, Crisis Intervention and Trauma Treatment in the Aftermath of Community Disasters and Terrorism Attacks, Albert R. Roberts
7. The Emerging Role of First Responders and Mental Health Clinicians in the Current Era of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Vincent Henry
8. Disaster Mental Health: Best Practices in Behavioral Health Response at the Pentagon, Rachel Kaul and Victor Welzant
9. Innovations in Group Crisis Intervention: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), George S. Everly, Jr., Jeffrey M. Lating, and Jeffrey T. Mitchell
10. Crisis Support for Families of Emergency Responders, Cheryl Regehr
11. An Examination of the American Response to Bioterrorism: Handling the Threat and Aftermath through Crisis Intervention, Sophia F. Dziegielewski and Kristy Sumner
12. Crisis Intervention and the Loss of Life: Crisis Intervention vs. Grief Therapy, Joseph McBride and Eric D. Johnson
13. 13. Post-Trauma Interventions and Reflecting, Grieving, Reframing and Recreating Lost Connections: Basic Tasks, Gary Behrman and the late William J. Reid
Part III: Crisis Assessment and Intervention Models with Children and Youth
14. What He Knew Before it All Changed: A Narrative from Ground Zero, Linda G. Mills
15. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergencies: Mobile Crisis Response, Jonathan Singer
16. Crisis Intervention With early adolescents who have suffered a significant loss, M.Sean O'Halloran, Ann M. Ingala, and Ellis Copeland
17. Adolescent Suicidality and Crisis Intervention, David A Jobes Alan L. Berman, Catherine E. Martin
18. Crisis Intervention at College Counseling Centers, Allen J Ottens, Linda L. Black and James F. Klein
Part IV: Crisis Intervention and Crisis Prevention with Victims of Violence
19. A Comprehensive Model for Crisis Intervention with Battered Woman and Their Children, Albert R. Roberts and Beverly Schenkman Roberts
20. Crisis Intervention with Stalking Victims, Karen Knox and Albert R. Roberts
21. School Crisis Intervention, Crisis Prevention, and Crisis Response, Scott Newgass and David Schonfeld
22. Crisis Intervention with Chronic School Violence Problems and Volatile Situations, Chris Stewart and Gordon MacNeil
Part V: Crisis Assessment and Crisis Intervention in Health-Related and Mental Health-Related Crises
23. Crisis Intervention in the Hospital Emergency Room, Mary Boes and Virginia McDermott
24. Crisis Intervention Application of Brief Solution-Focused Therapy in Addictions, Kenneth R Yeager and Thomas K Gregoire
25. Mobile Crisis Units: Frontline Community Mental Health Services, Jan Ligon
26. The Comprehensive Crisis Intervention Model of Safe Harbor Behavioral Health Crisis Services, Yvonne M. Eaton
27. Crisis Intervention in Critical and Intensive Care Units of General Hospitals, Norman M. Shulman and Amy L. Shewbert
28. The Crisis of Divorce: Cognitive-Behavioral and Constructivist Assessment and Treatment, Donald K. Granvold
29. Crisis Intervention with HIV-Positive Women, Sarah J. Lewis and Dianne F. Harrison
30. Crisis Intervention with Caregivers: Application of Roberts' Seven Stage Model, Allen J. Ottens and Donna Kirkpatrick Pinson
Part VI: Evidence-Based Practice and Research
31. The Crisis State Assessment Scale (CSAS): Development and Psychometrics, Sarah J. Lewis
32. Designs and Procedures for Evaluating Crisis Intervention, Sophia Dziegielewski and Gerald T. Powers
Internet Website Directory
Author Index
Subject Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2007

    Crisis Intervention Handbook-Review

    The Crisis Intervention Handbook by Albert R. Roberts along with his other book Crisis Management are great tools if for anyone headed towards counseling or other positions within the field of Crisis Intervention. The Crisis Intervention Handbook explores everything imaginable within this field, from Robert's Seven-Stage Model to the ACT model to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and even goes to explain possible crisis endured because of 9/11 and what crisis could develop for our society if terrorism or weapons of mass destruction are ever used. This book is well researched and very in-depth. This book really helped me understand how to approach people in crisis. I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in Crisis Intervention and Management.

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