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Crisis Intervention Primer / Edition 1

Crisis Intervention Primer / Edition 1

by Geri Miller


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Crisis Intervention Primer / Edition 1

An indispensable handbook for assisting clients in crisis and intheir journey toward healing

Integrating practical training with both research and theory,Fundamentals of Crisis Counseling offers students and professionalsproven hands-on techniques to assist clients in recovery fromcrisis and towards an eventual return to their day-to-daylives.

Written in the author's gentle yet purposeful voice, thisreader-friendly guide is filled with lessons on currentevidence-based counseling, how to operate as a client stressmanager, and information on finding resources that facilitateclient resilience. In addition, the author helps counselors improvecounseling effectiveness by gaining a better understanding of theirown strengths and weaknesses and emphasizes the importance ofself-care.

Stemming from the author's thirty-five years of experience as acrisis counselor, this book contains valuable information on:

  • Crisis theory and intervention models

  • Concepts, techniques, assessment, and treatment for disastermental health work

  • Legal and ethical concerns regarding working with individuals,groups, couples, and families

  • Assessment and instrument selection

  • Main concepts and techniques of brief therapy, motivationalinterviewing, stages of change, positive psychology, grief therapy,client resilience, and spirituality

  • Multicultural crisis counseling techniques centered on age,gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity

  • Counselor self-care complete with case studies and examples

Ideal for all mental health professionals looking for guidanceon best practices in crisis counseling, this book is also suitablefor training professionals and counseling students. The bookincludes access to an online instructor's test bank, PowerPointslides, and syllabi in line with 2009 Council for Accreditation ofCounseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards.

Fundamentals of Crisis Counseling imparts useful knowledge onlittle utilized crisis counseling abilities, preparing counselorsat every stage to effectively respond to the immediate and lastingaffects of crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470438305
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Geri Miller, PhD, Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, ABPP, is aFull Professor in the Department of Human Development andPsychological Counseling at Appalachian State University. She is aDisaster Mental Health Worker with the American Red Cross and hasresponded to local, state, and national disasters. She has been aCACREP Site Team Member since 1992. The author of two books,including Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling, ThirdEdition (published by Wiley), Dr. Miller was awarded the 2009 EllaStephens Barrett Award for excellence in professional leadership,the most coveted honor bestowed by the North Carolina CounselingAssociation.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

CHAPTER ONE Introduction/Overview 1

CHAPTER TWO Crisis Theories, Domains, and Intervention Models13

CHAPTER THREE Disaster Mental Health Counseling 27

CHAPTER FOUR Settings and Commonly Occurring Diagnoses 41

CHAPTER FIVE Special Populations and Legal/Ethical Issues 73

CHAPTER SIX Assessment 95

CHAPTER SEVEN Current Additional Therapies and Concepts 149

CHAPTER EIGHT Working With Different Cultures 191

CHAPTER NINE Self-Care 217

References 237

Author Index 259

Subject Index 265

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