A Guide to Crisis Intervention

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Brooks/Cole, 1999 - Crisis intervention (Mental health services) - 219 pages
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In this engaging guide, Kanel provides a comprehensive model for crisis intervention that can be used as effectively for day-to-day intervention as emergency situations. Addressing such crises as drug abuse, AIDS, death and loss, and victimization and abuse, A Guide to Crisis Intervention is useful for everyone from first-year students to front-line professionals. Kanel's attention to multicultural sensitivity issues makes the book applicable to a variety of client populations. Kanel provides helpful day-to-day guidelines based on the ABC model of intervention--a generic model that follows a three-part structure: A) developing and maintaining rapport; B) identifying the problem; and C) exploring the client's coping strategies. This outstanding model helps counselors and counselors-in-training better manage the therapeutic session.

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A book that gives a fairly good overview of crisis. Reads well and is easy to understand in how to apply to therapy practices. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

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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