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Crisis Counseling

Crisis Counseling

by Howard W. Stone

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Crisis Counseling unites the skills of pastoral care and counseling with current methods of crisis intervention from the fields of psychology and psychotherapy. This book is written for ministers—both clergy and lay—who are called upon to care for those in crisis. Its concepts and methods will be of value to mental health professionals and crisis hot-line volunteers. Crisis Counseling discusses the minister's role as a crisis intervener, incorporating the understanding of recent crisis intervention theory and exploring how the dynamics of crisis is vital for effective crisis management.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451409789
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/1993
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 305 KB

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 The Minister as Crisis Counselor 1

Key Concepts 3

Unique Position and Perspective 4

2 The Dynamics of Crisis 9

How a Crisis Develops 10

Characteristics of Crises 12

3 A Design for Intervention 25

Advantages of Crisis Intervention Methods 26

Preparing to Counsel During Crises 27

The A-B-C Method of Crisis Intervention 29

Follow-Up 44

Returning to Our Case Study 45

Referral 49

4 Extreme Interventions 53

Telephone Crisis Intervention 54

Suicide 58

High-Risk Crisis Situations 62

Personal Safety 67

5 Portraits in Crisis 71

A Case of Alzheimer's Disease 71

A Case of Lost Job Security 74

A Case of Attempted Suicide 78

A Case of a Child's Reaction to a Move 80

A Case of a Tornado in a Small Town 83

6 The Church as Caring Community 87

A Study of Church Members During Times of Crisis 87

The Church's Ministry 92

The Ministry of the Laity 94

Bibliography 97

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