A Guide to Crisis Intervention / Edition 4

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Overview

This practical nuts-and-bolts guide provides readers with the skills necessary to handle any crisis situation. The book utilizes the comprehensive and effective ABC Model of Crisis Intervention that can be used as effectively for day-to-day interactions as for emergency situations. A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION, 4E addresses such crises as drug abuse, secondary PTSD, crisis worker burnout, AIDS, suicide, death and dying, Alzheimer's, and victimization and abuse.

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"This is an awesome book! It provides a very clear and understandable overview of crises. [It is] very readable and applicable for students and new professionals."

"A well-written, in-depth book on crisis situations that addresses not only theory, but applications across many different populations who experience crises."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840034298
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 187,152
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristi Kanel (Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California) has more than 25 years of clinical experience. She is also a professor in the Department of Human Service at California State University, Fullerton. She brings to her students, clients, and readers knowledge from working at a battered women's shelter, at a free clinic, for a health maintenance organization, in private practice, and for a county mental health agency. In these various work settings, she has seen many types of clients with whom she has used an integrative approach to counseling. Dr. Kanel also has been an educator since 1983, teaching at several community colleges, a state university, and at professional schools of psychology. She has been teaching crisis intervention courses since 1986. This book is a result of all of these experiences.

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Table of Contents

1. What is a Crisis? 2. The History of Crisis Intervention. 3. Ethical and Professional Issues. 4. The ABC Model of Crisis Intervention. 5. Suicide, Homicide, Psychotic Decompensation. 6. Cultural Issues and Related Crises. 7. Developmental Crises. 8. Crises of Loss. 9. Natural Disasters, Manmade Disasters, and Trauma Response. 10. Crises of Personal Victimization: Child Abuse, Intimate Partner Abuse, and Sexual Assault. 11. Substance Abuse Crises. 12. Crises In Reaction To Serious Illness.

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