Crisis Intervention

Theory and Methodology


  • Donna Aguilera, PhD, RN, FAAN, FIAEP, Consultant and Private Practice, Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks, CA

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.
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Book information

  • Published: August 1997
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-8151-2604-1

Table of Contents

Historical Development of Crisis Intervention Methodology · Differentiation Between Psychotherapeutic Techniques · Problem-Solving Approach to Crisis Intervention · Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychotherapy · Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder · Violence in Our Society · The Psychological Trauma of Infertility · Situational Crises · Life Cycle Stressors · Substance Abuse · Persons with AIDS/HIV · Burnout Syndrome · Epilogue: Crisis Intervention in the Past, Present, and Future · Appendixes · A. Disciplinary Key · B. Descriptive Terms Applicable to the Mental Status Examination · C. Infertility Resources · D. Completed Paradigms