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Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research
 
 

Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research [Kindle Edition]

Albert R. Roberts

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"This is the most practical time-limited treatment book I have read in the past 10 years. It is timely, focused, straightforward, comprehensive, empowering, highly readable, and extremely valuable." --Ann Wolbert Burgess, RN, CS, D.N.Sc., FAAN, DACFE Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College


"Crisis Intervention Handbook, Third Edition, is an indespensable resource that offers intervention strategies, guidelines, and numerous case examples for practitioners. This book provides the most up-to-date approaches to deal with the crises and traumas of the 21st century, such as bioterrorism, terrorist attacks, and the use of weapons of mass destruction. A must-read for practitioners and students alike." --Phyllis Solomon, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Work, Professor in Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


"Professor Albert R. Roberts's third edition of his now classic Intervention Handbook is an astute

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As a result of the growing amount of acute crisis events portrayed in the media that impact the lives of the general public, interest in crisis intervention, response teams, management, and stabilization has grown tremendously in the past decade. However, there exists little to no literature designed to give timely and comprehensive help for crisis intervention teams. This is a thorough revision of the first complete and authoritative handbook that prepares the crisis counselor for rapid assessment and timely crisis intervention in the 21st century. Expanded and fully updated, the Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research, Third Edition focuses on crisis intervention services for persons who are victims of natural disasters, school-based and home-based violence, violent crimes, and personal or family crises. It applies a unifying model of crisis intervention, making it appropriate for front-line crisis workers-clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatric-mental health nurses, and graduate students who need to know the latest steps and methods for intervening effectively with persons in acute crisis.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3338 KB
  • Print Length: 872 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 3 edition (17 Jun 2005)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058C6QF8
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the Most Practical Book on Crisis Intervention 30 Aug 2011
By Laura I - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I think whether or not you'll find this book useful depends on what you're looking for. I used it as a textbook for a crisis intervention course when I was getting my masters in social work. It is a very lengthy book, as you can see in the details, it is nearly 900 pages long. The book went into detail explaining Robert's Seven Stages of crisis intervention, and then had various chapters on things like bio-terrorism, divorce, grief, etc. With this book, you can "search inside", and I recommend you look at the index so you can see a full list of all the topics covered.

For my purposes, the book seemed to focus too much on subjects like terrorism and natural disasters. That might be perfect for someone who's a red cross volunteer, but I'm in crisis response and I deal more with psychiatric emergencies, and more "everyday crises". Also, I found that the book's large and voluminous nature made it a bit impractical. I.E., I'd have to search through the author's long imaginary narratives in order to find useful information to use with my clients.

I recently purchased another book on Amazon that you might want to consider called the "Pocket Guide to Crisis Intervention", which I like better. It basically covers everything, but in only 200 pages, and with bullet points and charts which are easily and quickly accessible. But I think it depends what you need, whether you'd prefer the pocket guide or this larger book.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Life Crisis 22 Mar 2006
By R. King - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
As an Emergency Room Social Worker, this handbook has been invaluable, it offers comphrensive perspectives in everyday situations and how to handle these crisis. True life situations and hands on approaches to options that can be used with patients in crisis and some facing mortality. This handbook is one of my more invaluable tools for daily emergency room situations.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crisis Intervention Handbook 24 July 2008
By A. Owings - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Great practical information on crisis intervention. Easy read and tons of practical applications to use when dealing with clients who are crisis.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful in the field 12 April 2012
By T Ayala, LCSW - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I read this book in 2007 for graduate school and continue to read it. I found this book to be very helpful in understanding the dynamics of my clients in crisis. I often reviewed topics when I worked as an emergency room social worker. Now I use Roberts' seven stage model when working my current clients with symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder from violence, war, grief and loss, and personal crises. Every social worker who works in high trauma areas should read this. I appreciate the real life areas this can be applied. Even if you are not a crisis worker, you will definitely find this helpful when working with clients in personal crisis.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT HANDBOOK 24 Aug 2013
By Maxine L. Rantane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
great handbook for treating those in crisis. good reference to have on hand. easy to read and follow with clear information about how to handle crisis situations
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