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Crisis Intervention

  • Gina M. Fusco

Summary

Imperative to crisis intervention is a thorough and complete evaluation, assessment, and triage of the patient. Throughout crisis intervention, challenging dysfunctional beliefs through a myriad of techniques creates options, alternatives, and ultimately fosters hope for the patient. The method of these challenges is an opportunity for the therapist to utilize creativity and apply the patient’s strengths to the task set forth. By recognizing the potential for radical positive or negative outcomes to a crisis, the therapist can provide the necessary safety and impetus for patients to take control, adapt, and move forward in their lives.

Keywords

crisis crisis intervention trauma psychological distress 

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