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Crisis and Trauma Counseling

Unique Forms of Helping (First Edition)
Eric Owens and Richard Parsons
This text introduces students to the nature of crisis and provides them an overview of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required by mental health professionals to successfully assist in a time of crisis. The book addresses psychological and mental health emergencies, crisis research and theory, specific intervention methods for emergencies, and the impact of crises on individuals across the lifespan.

Eric Owens, Ph.D., is an associate professor of counseling education at West Chester University, a crisis counselor in private practice, and a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer. He earned his Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision at Duquesne University.
Richard Parsons is a professor of counselor education at West Chester University and has over 37 years of experience in teaching counselor preparation programs. He has authored or co-authored over 80 professional articles and book chapters, and serves as the editor for the Cognella Series on Student Success. Dr. Parsons earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Temple University.
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