Crisis Intervention Strategies

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Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1997 - Crisis intervention (Mental health services). - 650 pages
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This book teaches helping professionals the skills and procedures they need to know to handle crises. Gilliland and James present a six-step model that gives students and practitioners a systematic way of dealing with people in crisis: Defining the Problem; Ensuring Client Safety; Providing Support; Examining Alternatives; Making Plans; and Obtaining Commitment. Upon this model the authors then build specific strategies for handling a myriad of different crisis situations -- in many cases providing the dialogue the nurse, minister, police officer, counselor, or other practitioner might have with the person in crisis.

This practical book uses real case studies to present crisis intervention and therapeutic techniques for a broad range of situations. These authors combine innovative techniques with current research to explain the most contemporary approaches to crisis intervention. The wide use of case studies and dialogues allows readers to experience what the crisis worker experiences.

This text is intended to teach crisis intervention skills to students in counseling, social work, human services, psychology, nursing, and criminal justice departments. These skills will be important whether the student ends up working in a private family counseling practice, a VA hospital, a shelter, a chemical dependency program, a school, or a police department.

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Excellent read. Crisis Intervention Strategies focuses on a more trauma informed care approach and is helpful in teaching practices the mental health realm is heading towards. The text is easy to read and extremely helpful in daily practice. Read full review

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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER 2
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Crisis Case Handling
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About the author (1997)

Burl Gilliland was a twice Distinguished Professor Emeritus who taught in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research at the University of Memphis. He was instrumental in founding the Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology in Memphis and served as the program director for more than a dozen years. He was recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Award for his work in race relations and human relations. He was a licensed psychologist, licensed professional counselor, and licensed school counselor. He was also a retired Captain in the U. S. Naval Reserve, having seen service in World War II and combat duty in the Korean War. He served in extensive consultative capacities with a variety of agencies, police departments, and medical and educational institutions, including service for 18 years as school psychologist for the Milan, TN School District. He was active in both APA and ACA since 1961.

James of the University of Memphis.

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