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Advanced Crisis Intervention. Presentation by: Jane Dwyer, MSW, LCSW. Advanced Crisis Intervention. Contemporary approaches for the journey of transforming trauma by regaining emotional and cognitive control. Part I Objectives. Define crisis - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Advanced Crisis InterventionPresentation by: Jane Dwyer, MSW, LCSW

  • Advanced Crisis InterventionContemporary approaches for the journey of transforming trauma by regaining emotional and cognitive control

  • Define crisisState the principles and characteristics of crisisIdentify personal characteristics of an effective crisis intervenerDescribe the Hybrid Model of Crisis Intervention

  • What is a Crisis?

    Crisis is the perception or experiencing of an event or situation as an intolerable difficulty that exceeds the persons current resources and coping mechanisms (James & Gilliland, 2013).

  • Complicated SymptomologyDanger and OpportunitySeeds of Growth and ChangeNo Panaceas or Quick FixesThe Necessity of ChoiceUniversality and IdiosyncrasyResiliencyPerception

  • Only through the experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved Helen Keller

  • Tolerance for ambiguityA calm, neutral demeanorTenacityOptimismAdventurousnessFlexibility and CreativityConfidence and AssertivenessLittle need to rescueCapacity for listeningAwareness of trauma indicatorsOpenness to individual crisis reactionsCapacity for information management

  • Establishing psychological ConnectionClarifying intentions

  • Psychological supportLogistical supportSocial supportInformational support

  • James, R.K., Gilliland, B. E.,(2013) Crisis Intervention Strategies. Belmont, California: Brooks/Cole. (7th edition)

    Brown, S., (2007) Counseling Victims of Violence. Alameda, CA: Hunter House Publications. (2nd edition)

    Echterling, L.G., Presbury, H.H., & McKee, J.E. (2006) Crisis Intervention: Promoting resilience and resolution in troubled times. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

    Evans, D., Hearn, M., Uhlemann, M., Ivey,A. (2011) Essential Interviewing: A programmed approach to effective communication. Belmony, CA: Brooks/Cole. (8thedition)

    McKay, M., Davis, M., Fanning, P. Thoughts & feelings: taking control of your moods and life. Oakland, CA. New Harbinger Publications. (4th Edition)

    Myer, R., (2001) Assessment for Crisis Intervention: A triage assessment model. Belmont, CA: Wadswoth/Thomas Learning.

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