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Crisis Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention, 2/e byLisa Jackson-Cherry and Bradley Erford is the most effective training tool available for various mental health professionals preparing to help in crisis situations. A concise and informative resource for mental health professionals, this textbook is filled with vital information on assessing and reacting to various crises of our time, presenting the most important topics related to successfully intervening and responding in a series of crisis situations that warrant adequate preparation by helping professionals from all subsets of the community. Uniquely, the book includes perspectives and roles of clinical mental health counselors, school counselors, and pastoral counselors when assisting in crisis situations, and includes vital information on assessing and reacting to various crises of our time. Readers will be presented with the most important topics related to successfully intervening and responding in a series of crisis situations that are unfortunately common, but warrant preparation by helping professionals today. The topics cover the basics and overview of crisis intervention, how to react, the essentials of crisis intervention, understanding grief and loss, intervening with clients who are suicidal, the violence between intimate partners, child victims of sexual assault and abuse, adult sexual assault and sexual abuse victims, addressing substance abuse and dependence within the crisis context, emergency preparedness, and counseling military families. The authors also address topics such as death notifications, diagnostic impressions, and homicidal risk assessment, field experiences, and diverse activities, and integrate the approaches from various counseling specialties. Examples and case studies are included in each chapter.
Written as a training resource for various mental health professionals in the field including clinical mental health counselors, school counselors, and pastoral counselors, similarly, schools of social work, psychology, and criminal justice will find applicable information for how to address crisis situations. Graduate programs as well as upper level undergraduate programs will find this book an effective tool in teaching crisis intervention to their students.
Lisa R. Jackson-Cherry, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is the department chair and a professor in the Department of Counseling at Marymount University and director of the clinical mental health counseling and pastoral counseling programs with primary teaching responsibilities in clinical supervision, crisis intervention, and pastoral integration. Her research and clinical practice areas include crisis intervention and planning, risk assessment, and treating complicated grief and addressing mental health issues of the military and children of fallen law enforcement officers. She is also a member of the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
Bradley T Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is a professor in the school counseling program at Loyola University with primary teaching responsibilities in assessment, research, and lifespan development. He has held numerous professional leadership positions and published numerous books, articles and book chapters.
Table of Contents
Part I Elements of Crisis Intervention
Chapter I Overview of Crisis Intervention Stephanie Puleo and Jason McGlothlin
Chapter 2 Safety and Self-Care in Crisis Situations Charlotte Daughhetee
Chapter 3 Ethical and Legal Considerations in Crisis Counseling Paul F. Hard, Laura L. Talbott-Forbes, and Mary L. Bartlett
Chapter 4 Essential Crisis Intervention Skills Joseph Cooper
Chapter 5 Risk Assessment and Intervention: Suicide and Homicide Judith Harrington and Charlotte Daughhetee
Part II Special Issues in Crisis Intervention
Chapter 6 Understanding and Treating Substance Use Disorders with Clients in Crisis William R. Sterner
Chapter 7 Intimate Partner Violence Amy L. McLeod, John Muldoon, and Danica G. Hays
Chapter 8 Sexual Assault Robin Lee and Jennifer Jordan
Chapter 9 Sexual Abuse Carrie Wachter Morris and Elizabeth Graves
Chapter 10 Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Community and Workplace Jason McGlothlin
Chapter 11 Emergency Preparedness and Response in Schools and Universities Michele Garofalo and Bradley T. Erford
Chapter 12 Grief and Loss Lourie W. Reichenberg
Chapter 13 Military Deployment and Reintegration Issues Seth C. W. Hayden
Chapter 14 Death Notifications Lisa R. Jackson-Cherry