Written for courses in Crisis Intervention and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Vital information for mental health professionals on effectively assessing, preventing, and intervening in crisis situations.
This text provides crucial help for mental health professionals in assessing and reacting to various crises involving suicide, homicide, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, sexual abuse, bereavement/grief, substance use, natural disasters, wars, and terrorism. Included are practical applications to various crisis situations experienced by counselors and first-hand experiences and perspectives from practitioners working in crisis-intervention situations. The text features a comprehensive crisis task model and numerous crisis situations not found in other crisis texts, and it shows the process as a whole through descriptions of crucial information, clinical considerations, and practical experiences on every crisis topic. Thoroughly current throughout, the new edition includes new chapters addressing counselor safety issues, counselor self-care and wellness issues, and new and expanded chapters addressing Emergency Response in the Community and in Schools.
An effective training tool for various mental health professionals in the field, it covers the perspectives and roles of clinical mental health counselors, school counselors, and pastoral counselors when assisting in crisis situations. 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 the book an ideal text for teaching crisis intervention.
Table of Contents:
Part I: Elements of Crisis Intervention
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts of Crisis Intervention - Lisa Jackson-Cherry, Jason M. McGlothlin, and Bradley T, Erford
Chapter 2: Safety Concerns in Crisis Situations - Charlotte Daughhetee, James Jackson, and Latofia Parker
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 - Bradley T. Erford and Lisa R. Jackson-Cherry
Chapter 5: Loss, Grief, and Bereavement - Lisa R. Jackson-Cherry and Bradley T. Erford
Part II: Special Issues in Crisis Intervention
Chapter 6: Risk Assessment and Intervention: Suicide and Homicide - Judith Harrington and Charlotte Daughhetee
Chapter 7: Understanding and Treating Substance Use Disorders with Clients in Crisis - William R. Sterner
Chapter 8: Intimate Partner Violence - Amy L. McLeod, John Muldoon, and Lisa R. Jackson-Cherry
Chapter 9: Sexual Violence - Robin Lee, Jennifer Jordan, and Elizabeth Schuler
Chapter 10: Child Sexual Abuse - Carrie Wachter Morris and Elizabeth Graves
Chapter 11: Military and First Responders - Seth C. W. Hayden and Lisa R. Jackson-Cherry
Chapter 12: Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Community and Workplace - Jason McGlothlin
Chapter 13: Emergency Preparedness and Response in Schools and Universities - Bradley T. Erford
Chapter 14: Counselor Self-care in Crisis Situations - James Jackson, Latofia Parker, and Judith Harrington
About the Authors:
Lisa R. Jackson-Cherry, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is a professor in the Department of Counseling at Marymount University 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 a current representative to the American Counseling Association Governing Council and a former 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, including past president of the American Counseling Association, and published numerous books, articles and book chapters.