Crisis Intervention

8th Edition

Theory and Methodology


  • Print ISBN 9780815126041

Key Features

* A comprehensive, current, and readable look at crisis intervention for nursing students, students in related disciplines, as well as professionals and volunteers throughout the field of health care. * Forty-six paradigms demonstrate the methodology and steps in crisis intervention. * Examines the differences between crisis intervention and other psychotherapeutic approaches to stress the similarities and differences. * Concentrates on the problem-solving process, introduces the reader to basic terminology used in this method of treatment, and explains the intervention paradigm, providing an important tool to the reader. * Examines the legal and ethical issues in psychotherapy, such as sexual harassment and malpractice to prepare the reader for these sensitive situations. * Explores the relatively new area of posttraumatic stress disorder, covering its causes, diagnoses, and treatments, to provide a well-rounded picture. * Focuses on situational crises and the stressful events that can cause them, with case studies from the author's files and theoretical material to illustrate the techniques used by therapists in crisis resolution. * Looks at the changes and crises that occur during developmental and social transitions to prepare the reader for these common crises. * Delves into the concerns of persons with AIDS/HIV, and includes the most current understanding of the disease and all its ramifications. * Examines the burn-out syndrome that is prevalent in today's high-stress environments.

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


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About the author

Donna Aguilera

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant and Private Practice, Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks, CA