Clinicians from many disciplines rely on this definitive reference for its consistent, topical format of case studies and paradigms in crisis resolution. This edition includes chapters on violence in society, infertility, substance abuse, and coverage of Acute Stress Disorder, a new DSM-IV category. Expanded coverage is included on hot topics such as the earthquake in Los Angeles, the Oklahoma City bombing, crisis hotlines, and the latest crisis intervention modalities. A new epilogue outlines the author's vision of the future of crisis intervention. Crisis Intervention Paradigms included at the ends of chapters can be filled out by the reader based on the case study. The completed paradigms can be found in the appendix. New appendixes cover relevant legal & ethical terms, DSM-IV criteria for PTSD and ASD, infertility resources, and the completed paradigms.