Crisis Intervention and Prevention

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-22
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Students of counseling, pre-service counselors and practicing counselors alike will all benefit from this brief but crucial text of vital information concerning crisis intervention and prevention. Readers can hit the ground running with this functional and succinct guide to assessing and reacting to crises involving suicide, homicide, intimate partner violence, sexual assault and abuse, bereavement and grief, substance abuse, natural disaster, war, and terrorism. An important place of departure for any student of counseling,Crisis Intervention and Preventionfocuses on practical applications, assessment, and treatment options for every crisis situation. Taking the needs of modern-day counselors into mind, this text not only addresses traditional conceptualizations of crisis (e.g., homicide, intimate partner violence, rape, sexual abuse) but also expands to cover recent developments in the concept of crisis in todayrs"s world, such as terrorism, school shootings, and natural disasters, helping readers to serve a diverse array clients in a changing world. Crisis Intervention and Preventionallows students to become familiar with various crisis issues and situations and have students practice necessary skills before encountering the problem for the first time in the field. The text features numerous crisis situations not found in other crisis texts and analyzes these situations keeping in mind specialized fields such school counseling, mental health counseling, and pastoral counseling. Students are asked to see the intervention process as a whole and are exposed to crucial information, clinical considerations, and practical experiences on each crisis topic.

Author Biography

Lisa R. Jackson-Cherry, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is the chair and associate professor in the department of counseling at Marymount University with primary teaching responsibilities in clinical supervision, crisis intervention, and pastoral integration. Her research and practice areas include crisis intervention and risk assessment as well as treating mental health issues of the military and their families during deployment and reintegration. She is a member of the MD 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 published numerous books, articles and book chapters in his field of study.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:     Overview of Crisis Intervention by Stephanie Puleo and Jason McGlothlin

Chapter 2:     Reacting in Crisis Situations by Charlotte Daughhetee and Mary Bartlett

Chapter 3.     Essential Crisis Intervention Microskills by Joseph Cooper

Chapter 4:     Grief and Loss by Lourie W. Reichenberg

Chapter 5:     Intervention with Clients: Suicide and Homicide by Mary Bartlett and Charlotte Daughhetee

Chapter 6:     Intimate Partner Violence by Amy L. McLeod, John Muldoon, and Danica G. Hays

Chapter 7.     Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse by Carrie Wachter and Robin Lee

Chapter 8:     Addressing Substance Abuse and Dependence within the Crisis Context by Edward Cannon

Chapter 9:     Emergency Preparedness and Response by Jason McGlothlin, Lisa Jackson-Cherry and Michele Garofalo

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