During the past 20 years crisis intervention has been developed into a technique for the treatment of acute schizophrenic episodes. Several program models have appeared to provide intensive, crisis-oriented treatment for severely disturbed psychiatric patients in a wide spectrum of settings, including crisis residential programs, crisis day treatment centers, crisis-oriented hospital inpatient units, crisis family treatment centers, mobile crisis units, and crisis clinics. Many of these programs were developed to function as alternatives to hospitalization or continued hospitalization.


Residential Treatment Crisis Intervention Crisis Intervention Team Acute Schizophrenia Crisis Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilbert K. Weisman
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  1. 1.BerkeleyUSA

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