Crisis and Trama Essay 1

872 Words Nov 13th, 2014 4 Pages
Crisis and Trauma
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
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When taking the time to consider the “danger” of a full-blown crisis could impact a person, it is important to understand the similarities and differences between crisis intervention and psychotherapy to meet the needs of the victim. In the case of the accident mentioned earlier the adult are taker would benefit greatly from the assistance of a crisis counselor. Crisis counseling can be performed by a regular person with training and information or by a certified professional. During this time victims are seeking a connection with someone who can provide comfort, peace and support. This connection will aid him or her to move on to the next step and figure out what’s net. The child in the example may benefit from psychotherapy, which would be performed by a licensed professional to deal with what was seen and the emotions associated with it (Hoff, 2009; Shallcross, 2010).
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

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