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AUTHORS: Kanel, Kristi - ©2012
A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION, 4E covers the fundamentals of situational and developmental crises, how they occur, and how they have been managed since the 1940s. Practical and specific, Kanel discusses traditional counseling models as they relate to crisis intervention, and shows how they have been incorporated into her model, the ABC Model of Crisis Intervention. The ABC Model is one that you can use in any mental health setting with anyone in a crisis situation. To help you develop an understanding of the psychological and behavioral dynamics associated with the many types of crisis situations, the book offers detailed examples. Case studies and scripts in every chapter help you learn exactly what to say to clients undergoing a crisis, whether that crisis is cultural or developmental, related to trauma or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), arising from personal victimization or substance abuse, or related to loss, terminal or serious illness, or disabilities. The many tables, figures, diagrams, and boxes create an organized approach to learning. Included are clear, well-organized tables that will guide you in conducting suicide assessments and mental status exams. Although the author focuses on what clinicians actually do rather than on a review of the research and literature, she provides more than enough data and information to help you educate clients about the nature of their crisis.