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: 308,955
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Kristi Kanel (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a Full Professor at California State University, Fullerton in the Department of Human Services where she has been teaching for over 31 years. She is the author of A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION, 5th Edition; HUMAN SERVICE DELIVERY TO LATINOS, 2nd Edition; and AN OVERVIEW OF THE HUMAN SERVICES, 2nd Edition (with Melanie Horn-Mallers). Dr. Kanel was a practicing psychotherapist for over 25 years. Her experience as a counselor includes working at two non-profit agencies (the Anaheim Free Clinic and a battered woman's shelter), a public agency, a managed care organization, and in private practice where she worked with a multitude of client populations, specializing in trauma. Her most recent research has focused on the mental health needs and interventions for the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Other research includes mental health needs of Latinos and crisis intervention practices.
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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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