Crisis Intervention

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It is at times of crisis that the deepest pain is felt and the full intensity of human suffering may be experienced. It is also the point at which the potential for growth and enhancement is at its greatest. This clear and concise introduction to the theory and methods of crisis intervention shows how valuable the approach can be for those in the helping professions. Enlivened with case studies, the book shows that crisis intervention is a helpful - albeit demanding - method of working with people in difficulties...
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Overview

It is at times of crisis that the deepest pain is felt and the full intensity of human suffering may be experienced. It is also the point at which the potential for growth and enhancement is at its greatest. This clear and concise introduction to the theory and methods of crisis intervention shows how valuable the approach can be for those in the helping professions. Enlivened with case studies, the book shows that crisis intervention is a helpful - albeit demanding - method of working with people in difficulties and distress. It is an excellent basis for promoting empowerment and can enhance the use of other approaches or therapeutic tools. This is the extensively revised and updated version of Crisis Intervention Revisited (Pepar, 1991), and it will:
• clear up misunderstandings and oversimplifications that have at times caused the immense value of crisis theory to be lost
• bring crisis intervention fully up-to-date with developments in theory, policy, and practice
• present a strong case for its wider and more informed use in practice
• show how complex and multilayered crisis intervention work is
• take fuller account of the sociological dimension of crisis, such as issues of discrimination on the grounds of gender, race/ethnicity, and age
• deepen traditional crisis theory by incorporating within its framework an understanding of issues of meaning, purpose, anguish, and threatened identity
• demonstrate core practical issues, such as awareness of advantages and difficulties, including the potential for aggression and violence, and the need for work to be allocated fairly rapidly in order to be successful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905541676
  • Publisher: Russell House Publishing Limited
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Cavaiola is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Counseling at Monmouth University West Long Branch, New Jersey. He began doing crisis intervention work 1975 while working in the outpatient mental health services at Monmouth Medical Center. He later went on to become Clinical Director of the substance abuse treatment programs at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Cavaiola has published extensively in the field of addictions and has presented at many national and international conferences. Dr. Cavaiola has co-authored three books: Toxic Co-workers (which has been translated into six languages), Assessment and Treatment of the DWI Offender, and more recently a textbook entitled, A Practical Guide to Crisis Intervention published by Lahaska Press (now Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning). In addition to his teaching, Dr. Cavaiola is a Licensed Psychologist, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a New Jersey certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselor. Dr. Cavaiola has a private practice in Fair Haven, NJ.

Joseph E. Colford, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Psychology Department of Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey, and is the Director of the Graduate Program in School Psychology. He has had extensive experience in public education as a school psychologist, in private practice, and in higher education as associate professor. His experiences in working with school-age children in the aftermath of a variety of crisis types lead to his collaboration with Dr. Cavaiola in this casebook and in their earlier work, A Practical Guide to Crisis Intervention (Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning). Dr. Colford alsocreated a graduate-level course, School Crisis Prevention and Intervention, for his program, incorporating sound practices for crisis prevention and for crisis intervention with children, adolescents, their schools and families. The political and social landscape of the 21st century convinced him that such a casebook was important for mental health professionals who work in a variety of settings.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Child Maltreatment. 3. Adolescent Crises. 4. Crisis at Mid-Life. 5. Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence. 6. The Crisis of Sexual Assault. 7. Alcohol Drug Crises. 8. Psychiatric Crises. 9. Health Crises. 10. Bereavement Crises. 11. Crises Involving Suicide and Homicide. 12. School Crises: Prevention and Intervention. 13. Crises in the Workplace. 14. Community Response to Crises.

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