Crisis Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention (2nd Edition) (Erford)

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Crisis Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention, 2/e byLisa Jackson-Cherry and Bradley Erford is the most effective training tool available for various mental health professionals preparing to help in crisis situations. A concise and informative resource for mental health professionals, this textbook is filled with vital information on assessing and reacting to various crises of our time, presenting the most important topics related to successfully intervening and responding in a series of crisis situations that warrant adequate preparation by helping professionals from all subsets of the community. Uniquely, the book includes perspectives and roles of clinical mental health counselors, school counselors, and pastoral counselors when assisting in crisis situations, and includes vital information on assessing and reacting to various crises of our time. Readers will be presented with the most important topics related to successfully intervening and responding in a series of crisis situations that are unfortunately common, but warrant preparation by helping professionals today. The topics cover the basics and overview of crisis intervention, how to react, the essentials of crisis intervention, understanding grief and loss, intervening with clients who are suicidal, the violence between intimate partners, child victims of sexual assault and abuse, adult sexual assault and sexual abuse victims, addressing substance abuse and dependence within the crisis context, emergency preparedness, and counseling military families. The authors also address topics such as death notifications, diagnostic impressions, and homicidal risk assessment, field experiences, and diverse activities, and integrate the approaches from various counseling specialties. Examples and case studies are included in each chapter.

 

Written as a training resource for various mental health professionals in the field including clinical mental health counselors, school counselors, and pastoral counselors, 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 this book an effective tool in teaching crisis intervention to their students.

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Also from Lisa R. Jackson-Cherry and Bradley T. Erford:

         0132431777 - Crisis Intervention and Prevention, 1/e - ©2008

 

Also from Bradley T. Erford:

          0131714104 - Group Work: Processes and Applications, 1/e - ©2011

          0132462958 - Transforming the School Counseling Profession, 3/e - ©2011

          0137017502 - Mastering the National Counselor Exam and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam, 1/e - ©2011 

          0132283514 - Orientation to the Counseling Profession: Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations, 1/e - ©2010

          0135034825 - Group Work in the Schools, 1/e - ©2010

          0131702823 - Thirty-Five Techniques Every Counselor Should Know, 1/e - ©2010 

          0132432412 - Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence: A Systems Approach, 1/e - ©2010

          0132431777 - Crisis Intervention and Prevention, 1/e - ©2010 

          0131709046 - Group Activities: Firing Up for Performance, 1/e - ©2007 

About the Author:

Lisa R. Jackson-Cherry, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is the department chair and a professor in the Department of Counseling at Marymount University and director of the clinical mental health counseling and pastoral counseling programs 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 also a 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 and published numerous books, articles and book chapters.

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