Crisis and Trama Essay 1
In the text Peoples in Crisis: Clinical and Diversity Perspectives written by Hoff, Hallisey and Hoff, crisis counseling is an aspect of the crisis management and resolution process focusing on the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral outcome of the crisis (p 495). Psychotherapy is an assistive process with the goal of modifying a person’s feelings, thoughts and behavior. Psychotherapy can be brief or over an extended period of time (Hoff, 2009). According to Puelo and McGlothlin, the fundamental differences between crisis counseling and psychotherapy are their goals, location of treatment and who can perform the treatment. The goal of crisis counseling is to “decrease suffering and increase stabilization in order to …show more content…
There will be times when victims will not share the same values as the crisis counselor but this does not have to mean the counselor cannot be a benefit to the victim. The key in this situation is maintaining the trust and confidence of the victim as well as by utilizing a plan of action. A plan of action is a guideline that provides direction to aid any victim regardless of the beliefs of the victim or the counselor (Hoff, 2009).
The victim-rescuer-persecutor triangle was developed based on the Transactional Analysis and is used