Strategic Interventions for People in Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster

ISBN-10: 0415950716

ISBN-13: 9780415950718

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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With the stressful turbulence of our present culture, more and more clinicians are called upon to intervene in crisis situations. This volume provides them with both the theoretical background and practical techniques to help people learn from crisis experiences and move toward change and growth.
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Book details

List price: $160.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/15/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 340
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Paul Watzlawick was an associate at the Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, and clinical professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Stanford University Medical Center. An internationally known psychologist, Watzlawick died in 2007.

Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Emergency Psychology
The People
The Problem
The Center
Some Facts and Figures
Beyond the Model
Communication Principles for High Stress or Dangerous Situations
Clinical Intervention in Emergency Situations
The First Telephone Contact with a Person in Crisis
Responding to an Emergency
Arriving at the Scene of an Emergency Without the Police
Basic Steps and Goals. Strategies for Defusing Emergencies
Hospitalizing Persons in Crisis
Deciding Whether or Not to Hospitalize
Assessment and Plan
Involuntary Hospitalization
The Homicidal or Dangerous Person
A Case Study Illustrating the Hospitalization Process
A Case Illustrating that Things are Not Always What They Appear to Be
Domestic Violence
The Scope of the Problem
Couples who Fight Violently
A Violent Husband
A Case of Murder Reconsidered
Battered Spouses
A Battered Wife
The Battered Child
What is Child Abuse? General Diagnostic Indications
Physical Indications
Assessing the Safety of a Home
Treatment of Child Abuse
Sexual Assault on Children
The Child Victim
The Adolescent Victim
The Incestuous Family
Victims of Violent Crimes
General Characteristics of Victim Behavior
Victims of Prolonged Terror
The Adult Woman Victim of Rape
General Considerations
Treatment Techniques
Sexual Factors in Rape
The Criminal Justice Process
The Support Network
Suicide
Etiology of Suicidal Behavior
An Interactional View
Methods of Prevention
A Serious Attempt
Anatomy of a Suicide
Clinical Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
General Principles
Duty to Hospitalize
Duty to Warn
Duty to Report
Special Characteristics of Emergency Work
Index
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