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A Guide to Crisis Intervention / Edition 3

A Guide to Crisis Intervention / Edition 3

by Kristi Kanel


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ISBN-13: 9780495007760
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/27/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

1. WHAT IS A CRISIS? Crisis Defined. Crisis as Danger and Opportunity. Process of Crisis. The Crisis-Prone Person. Other Determining Factors. Precipitating Events. Developmental Crisis. Evolutional Crisis. Situational Crises. Subjective Distress. Coping Methods Fail. 2. CRISIS INTERVENTION. The History of Crisis Intervention. Contributions from Other Theoretical Modalities. Brief Therapy. The ABC Model of Crisis Intervention. 3. ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES. The Need for Ethics. Use of Paraprofessionals. Self-Awareness and Countertransference. Dual Relationships. Confidentiality. Elder Abuse Reporting Act. Child Abuse Reporting Act. The Tarasoff Case. Informed Consent. Supervision and Training. 4. A MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVE. The Role of Ethnicity and Gender on Help-Seeking Attitudes. Development of Culturally Sensitive Psychotherapists. Mexican-American Families. African-American Families. Asian-American Families. 5. THE ABC MODEL OF CRISIS INTERVENTION. A: Developing and Maintaining Rapport. B: Identifying the Problem. C: Exploring the ClientÆs Coping Strategies. 6. WHEN CRISIS IS A DANGER. Suicide. Managing a Client Who Is a Danger to Others. Psychotic Breakdowns. 7. CRISIS OF LOSS. Death and Dying. Divorce and Separation. 8. AIDS. Basic Statistics About AIDS. Intervention. 9. SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Recognizing Substance Dependence and Substance Abuse. Types of Drug Abuse Crises. Alcohol: The Leading Abused Drug. Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, and Speed (Amphetamines). Marijuana. LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethyamide). Heroin. 10. CRISES OF VICTIMIZATION. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Child Abuse. Spousal Abuse. Sexual Assault. 11. SELECTED SITUATIONAL CRISES OF ADOLESCENCE,ADULTHOOD, AND OLD AGE. Crisis of Adolescence. Crisis of Adulthood. Crisis of Old Age. EPILOGUE. REFERENCES.

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