Crisis Intervention Handbook

Crisis Intervention Handbook : Assessment, Treatment, and Research

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As a result of the growing amount of acute crisis events portrayed in the media that impact the lives of the general public, interest in crisis intervention, response teams, management, and stabilization has grown tremendously in the past decade. However, there exists little to no literature designed to give timely and comprehensive help for crisis intervention teams. This is a thorough revision of the first complete and authoritative handbook that prepares the crisis counsellor for rapid assessment and timely crisis intervention in the 21st century. Expanded and fully updated, the Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research, Third Edition focuses on crisis intervention services for persons who are victims of natural disasters, school-based and home-based violence, violent crimes, and personal or family crises. It applies a unifying model of crisis intervention, making it appropriate for frontline crisis workers - clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatric - mental health nurses, and graduate students who need to know the latest steps and methods for intervening effectively with persons in acute more

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  • Hardback | 872 pages
  • 167.64 x 236.22 x 53.34mm | 1,315.41g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Numerous line drawings
  • 0195179919
  • 9780195179910
  • 684,803

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"This is the most practical time-limited treatment book I have read in the past 10 years. It is timely, focused, straightforward, comprehensive, empowering, highly readable, and extremely valuable." --Ann Wolbert Burgess, RN, CS, D.N.Sc., FAAN, DACFE Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College"Crisis Intervention Handbook, Third Edition, is an indespensable resource that offers intervention strategies, guidelines, and numerous case examples for practitioners. This book provides the most up-to-date approaches to deal with the crises and traumas of the 21st century, such as bioterrorism, terrorist attacks, and the use of weapons of mass destruction. A must-read for practitioners and students alike." --Phyllis Solomon, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Work, Professor in Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania"Professor Albert R. Roberts's third edition of his now classic Intervention Handbook is an astute, comprehensive, and up-to-date volume for practitioners, responders, and scholars working in contemporary crisis intervention. Adding up to much more than the sum of its parts, [this handbook] is a must-have for the mental health-critical care specialist's personal library, college and university libraries, and public library reference section." --Richard L. Levenson, Jr., Psy.D., CTS, Licensed Psychologist, Managing Editor, International Journal of Emergency Mental Health"This book is a must for social workers, psychologists, nurses, crisis counselors, and other human services professionals. It is a classic and timely volume on all aspects of crisis and crisis intervention. Dr. Roberts and his esteemed author team of 50 professors and clinicians have provided an exceptionally well-written, evidence-based, highly readable, insightful, practical, and pathfinding book." --C. Aaron McNeece, Ph.D., Dean and Walter W. Hudson Professor, School of Social Work, Florida State University"With its emphasis on contemporary issues, Crisis Intervention Handbook, Third Edition, is the leading edge of knowledge in the field. Fifteen new chapters focus on the most important issues for the mental health and disaster relief professionals who respond to traumatized individuals and families in a post-9/11 world. The current need for culturally sensitive crisis intervention is critical, and Roberts's book is a powerful tool to meet the needs of first responders of all sorts." --Jeanne A. Clement, Ed.D., APRN-BC, FAAN, Associate Professor, Nursing and Psychiatry, Director, Specialty Program in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University"Robert's third edition of the Crisis Intervention Handbook is an outstanding resource for clinicians and students in the helping professions. As in past editions, Roberts's crisis intervention model provides the foundation for the book. In each of the 32 chapters, clinical examples and up-to-date research findings are beautifully integrated in order to provide readers with specific assessment and practice guidance. The addition of two chapters dedicated to the evaluation of crisis intervention completes the book, making it an invaluable asset for current practitioners and students alike." --M. Elizabeth Vonk, M.S.W., Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Georgia"This is a very worthwhile volume that will be valuable for most mental health professionals. It is a handbook that targets practitioners, and it provide rich clinical information, helpful tips, guidelines, and tools to be used in crisis intervention. Many psychologists should read the book..."--Psyccritiquesshow more

Table of contents

FOREWORD - ANN WOLBERT BURGESS ; CONTRIBUTORS ; INTRODUCTION ; PART I: OVERVIEW ; 1. Bridging the Past and Present to the Future of Crisis Intervention and Crisis Management -Albert R. Roberts ; 2. Lethality Assessment and Crisis Intervention with Persons Presenting with Suicidal Ideation -Albert R. Roberts and Kenneth R. Yeager ; 3. How to Work With Clients' Strengths in Crisis Intervention: A Solution-Focused Approach -Gilbert J. Greene, Mo-Yee Lee, Rhonda Trask, and Judy Rheinsheld ; 4. Differentiating Between Stress, Acute Stress Disorder, Acute Crisis Episodes, Trauma and PTSD: Paradigm and Treatment Goals - Kenneth R. Yeager and Albert R. Roberts ; 5. Crisis Intervention for Persons Diagnosed with Clinical Disorders Based on the Stress-Crisis Continuum -Ann Wolbert Burgess and Albert R Roberts ; PART II: DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS INTERVENTION AND TRAUMA TREATMENT ; 6. The ACT Model: Assessment, Crisis Intervention and Trauma Treatment in the Aftermath of Community Disasters and Terrorism Attacks -Albert R. Roberts ; 7. The Emerging Role of First Responders to Events Involving Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction ; 8. Disaster Mental Health: A Discussion of Best Practices as Applied after the Pentagon Attack -Rachel Kaul and Victor Welzant ; 9. Innovations in Group Crisis Intervention -George S. Everly, Jr., Jeffrey M. Lating, and Jeffrey T. Mitchell ; 10. Crisis Support for Families of Emergency Responders -Cheryl Regehr. ; 11. An Examination of the American Response to Bioterrorism: Handling the Threat and Aftermath through Crisis Intervention - Sophia F. Dziegielewski and Kristy Sumner ; 12. Crisis Intervention, Grief Therapy, and the Loss of Life -Joseph McBride and Eric D. Johnson ; 13. Post-Trauma Interventions: Basic Tasks - Gary Behrman and the late William J. Reid ; PART III: CRISIS ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION MODELS WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH ; 14. What He Knew Before it All Changed: A Narrative from Ground Zero ; 15. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergencies: Mobile Crisis Response ; 16. Crisis Intervention with Early Adolescents who have Suffered a Significant Loss ; 17. Adolescent Suicidality and Crisis Intervention ; 18. Crisis Intervention at College Counseling Centers ; PART IV: CRISIS INTERVENTION AND CRISIS PREVENTION WITH VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE ; 19. A Comprehensive Model for Crisis Intervention with Battered Woman and Their Children ; 20. Crisis Intervention with Stalking Victims ; 21. School Crisis Intervention, Crisis Prevention, and Crisis Response ; 22. Crisis Intervention with Chronic School Violence Problems and Volatile Situations ; PART V: CRISIS ASSESSMENT AND CRISIS INTERVENTION IN HEALTH-RELATED AND MENTAL HEALTH-RELATED CRISES ; 23. Crisis Intervention in the Hospital Emergency Room ; 24. Crisis Intervention Application of Brief Solution-Focused Therapy in Addictions ; 25. Mobile Crisis Units: Frontline Community Mental Health Services ; 26. The Comprehensive Crisis Intervention Model of Safe Harbor Behavioral Health Crisis Services ; 27. A Model of Crisis Intervention in Critical and Intensive Care Units of General Hospitals ; 28. The Crisis of Divorce: Cognitive-Behavioral and Constructivist Assessment and Treatment ; 29. Crisis Intervention with HIV Positive Women ; 30. Crisis Intervention with Caregivers ; PART VI: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE AND RESEARCH ; 31. The Crisis State Assessment Scale: Development and Psychometrics ; 32. Designs and Procedures for Evaluating Crisis Intervention ; GLOSSARY ; INTERNET WEBSITE DIRECTORY ; INDEXshow more

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