Elements of Crisis Intervention: Crisis and How to Respond to Them, 3rd

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Cengage Learning, Aug 31, 2010 - Education - 160 pages
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Designed to help in day-to-day, on-the-scene crisis intervention, ELEMENTS OF CRISIS INTERVENTION: CRISES AND HOW TO RESPOND TO THEM, 3e offers a nuts-and-bolts presentation of the most important information and concepts needed to be an effective crisis worker. Using a practical, hands-on approach, this one-of-a-kind text provides information, strategies, and guidelines in a quick-reference, outline format. The emotional equivalent of physical first aid, crisis intervention is the act of interrupting the downward spiral of maladaptive behavior as skillfully and as quickly as possible--and returning the sufferer to a pre-crisis level of coping. Effective crisis intervention is about management, not resolution. The goal of this text is to present the basic elements of crisis intervention so that they can be applied to varying crisis situations. A concise handbook for helping professionals who work on the front lines of crisis intervention, it is perfect for crisis interveners, first responders, counselors, nurses, disaster responders, EMTs, law enforcement, human service workers, psychologists, social workers, teachers, agency directors, military, and any other professionals who encounter crisis situations.
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This was a very helpful book and I highly recommend this book for anyone in the area of counseling or anyone that has to deal with crisis situations. Read full review


Approach to Crisis Intervention
Procedures for Effective Crisis Intervention
Communicating Effectively with Those in Crisis
Team Intervention
Special Issues for the Intervener
Intervener Survival
Reactions of Children to Crisis
HotLine Workers
Family Crisis
Grief Loss and Change
Legal Implications of Crisis Intervention1

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Dr. James Greenstone is in private clinical and forensic practice. For more than 10 years he served as police psychologist and director of the Psychological Services Unit of the Fort Worth Police Department. Prior to his retirement, he developed, organized, trained, and supervised the department's Peer Support Team. He has trained peer teams for other police agencies and for the federal government, including the United States Border Patrol. In practice for 40 years, he served as a police officer for more than 30 years. He is certified as a Master Peace Officer, as a Mental Health Peace Officer, and as a Forensic Hypnotist by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Currently, he is a deputy constable and police behavioral health specialist with the Tarrant County Constable's Office, Precinct 4. He is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a dispute mediator and arbitrator, and a Diplomate with the American Board of Examiners in Crisis Intervention.

Dr. Sharon Leviton is a crisis specialist and dispute mediator in private practice in Fort Worth, Texas. She previously served as an adjunct professor of law at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and as an individual and family psychotherapist. She has been in practice for 35 years. Dr. Leviton served as executive director for the Southwestern Academy of Crisis Interveners, as a member of the Board of the American Academy of Crisis Interveners, as associate director of the National Training Conference for Crisis Intervention, and as a faculty member of the National Institute on Training in Crisis Intervention. The author of books, articles, papers, training manuals, and editorials in the fields of psychotherapy, crisis intervention, stress management, dispute resolution, and crisis communications, Dr. Leviton has lectured and presented workshops nationally and internationally. She holds degrees in education and crisis intervention.

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