Readers are introduced to the concepts of crisis and emergency, resolution and the process of change, the power of connecting with others, and the importance of translating crisis narratives into survivor stories. They learn strategies for managing emotions and developing coping skills. Each chapter highlights fundamental principles and practices with diverse populations and different emergency situations. All chapters include pedagogical features that support learning and skill development, including goals and overviews, crisis case scenarios, and tools to use in real-world application.
Crisis Intervention prepares students to address the high-stakes needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities in emergency situations. It is ideal for use as the core text in graduate-level classes in crisis counseling. Prerequisite completion of courses in counseling theories and techniques is recommended for students using this text.