Elements of Crisis Intervention: Crises and How to Respond to Them / Edition 2

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Overview

With its practical, hands-on approach, this text is perfect for counselors, human service workers, law enforcement, nurses, psychologists, social workers or other professionals who encounter crisis situations. This book is designed to aid in practical, day-to-day, on-the-scene crisis intervention.

Concise guide to what constitutes a crisis, counseling vs. crisis intervention, working with children & families.

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A succinct, clearly written resource for professional and volunteer crisis workers covering general issues, procedures, effective communication with those in crisis, team intervention, special issues, intervener survival, children's reactions to crisis, hotline workers, family crisis, grief, and legal implications of crisis work. The table of contents summarizes each chapter's key points with bulleted instructions for quick reference. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534366391
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/6/2001
  • Series: Counseling Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. James Greenstone is in private clinical and forensic practice. For more than 10 years he served as police psychologist and director of the Psychological Services Unit of the Fort Worth Police Department. Prior to his retirement, he developed, organized, trained, and supervised the department's Peer Support Team. He has trained peer teams for other police agencies and for the federal government, including the United States Border Patrol. In practice for 40 years, he served as a police officer for more than 30 years. He is certified as a Master Peace Officer, as a Mental Health Peace Officer, and as a Forensic Hypnotist by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Currently, he is a deputy constable and police behavioral health specialist with the Tarrant County Constable's Office, Precinct 4. He is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a dispute mediator and arbitrator, and a Diplomate with the American Board of Examiners in Crisis Intervention.

Dr. Sharon Leviton is a crisis specialist and dispute mediator in private practice in Fort Worth, Texas. She previously served as an adjunct professor of law at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and as an individual and family psychotherapist. She has been in practice for 35 years. Dr. Leviton served as executive director for the Southwestern Academy of Crisis Interveners, as a member of the Board of the American Academy of Crisis Interveners, as associate director of the National Training Conference for Crisis Intervention, and as a faculty member of the National Institute on Training in Crisis Intervention. The author of books, articles, papers, training manuals, and editorials in the fields of psychotherapy, crisis intervention, stress management, dispute resolution, and crisis communications, Dr. Leviton has lectured and presented workshops nationally and internationally. She holds degrees in education and crisis intervention.

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Table of Contents

1. Approach to Crisis Intervention. 2. Procedure for Effective Crisis Intervention. 3. Communicating Effectively with Those in Crisis. 4. Team Intervention. 5. Special Issues. 6. Intervener Survival. 7. Children's Reaction. 8. Hot-Line Workers. 9. Family Crisis. 10. Grief. 11. Legal Implications of Crisis Intervention.

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