Crisis Intervention Strategies / Edition 7

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"Richard James and Burl Gilliland give you key concepts and theories as well as the specific strategies, skills, techniques - and even actual dialogues - that you can use in crisis intervention situations." This book introduces you to the latest topics, research, theories, and techniques of this rapidly evolving field, along with case material from real crisis situations. Authoritative, class-tested, and based on the authors' extensive experience teaching crisis intervention courses, the book includes information on cutting-edge topics such as cybercounseling via the Internet and compassion fatigue.
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"The text provides a comprehensive introduction to crisis work, and a solid foundation to counseling students that will inevitably be engaged in crisis intervention throughout their careers."

"I consistently get comments from my students that this is one of their favorite textbooks."

"This is my favorite book on crisis students will use in the years to come."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111186777
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Series: HSE 225 Crisis Intervention Series
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 88,678
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard "Dick" James is a Crader Professor of Counseling at the University of Memphis. He is a licensed psychologist and licensed professional counselor. He also is a Nationally Certified School Counselor. He is currently coordinator of psychological assessment at the University of Memphis Center for Rehabilitation and teaches graduate classes in crisis intervention, theories of counseling, and school counseling at the University of Memphis. He trains police officers for crisis intervention with the mentally ill and consults on crisis intervention planning and techniques with schools, agencies, and businesses.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Crisis intervention theory and application 1
Ch. 1 Approaching crisis intervention 3
Ch. 2 Basic crisis intervention skills 19
Ch. 3 Crisis case handling 52
Pt. 2 Handling specific crises : going into the trenches 89
Ch. 4 Posttraumatic stress disorder 91
Ch. 5 Crisis of lethality 145
Ch. 6 Sexual assault 176
Ch. 7 Partner violence 219
Ch. 8 Chemical dependency : the crisis of addiction 270
Ch. 9 Personal loss : bereavement and grief 325
Pt. 3 Crisis in the human services workplace 367
Ch. 10 Violent behavior in institutions 369
Ch. 11 Crises in schools 402
Ch. 12 Crisis/hostage negotiation 450
Ch. 13 Human services workers in crisis : burnout, vicarious traumatization, and compassion fatigue 479
Pt. 4 New directions 513
Ch. 14 Ecosystemic crisis intervention and the multicultural imperative 515
Ch. 15 Off the couch and into the streets 553
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