Using Gililand's ACT Model

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There are many models used within a crisis, the equilibrium model which states that people in crisis are in a “disequilibrium state in which their usual coping mechanisms and problem solving mehods fail to meet their needs”, this model is most likely used at the onset of the crisis. As well as, the cognitive model, which consists of trying to rewire the clients thoughts to more positive feedback loops” (James et al.). The psychosocial transition model which states that a crisis may be related to internal or external(psychological, social or environmental difficulties” collaborating with the client in order to aaist them in finding alternatives to behaviors, attitudes and resources.
However,there are two models that I believe to be the most
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Through the interview process a member of the CIT can gather as much information as possible in order to assess the client and define which of their needs takes precedence. Using Gilliland’s six step model of immediacy, control, assessment, disposition, referral and follow up one can build a relationship, while focusing specifically on the crisis issue. Assesment in crisis is an overarching and continuous process, being able to engage a client as well as explore the problems, provide support, while examining alternatives and making plans enables a worker to gauge the clients “current functioning across affective, behaviraol, and cognitive domains, thereby allowing for the use of counseling, referral, commitment and follow up. In addition to all of these models, the use of the lethality scale should never be omitted. Is Path Warm is a list one can use in order to assess suicide tendencies. The mnemonic stands for ideation, substance abuse, purposelessness, anxiety or agitation, trapped feelings, hopelessness, withdrawl, anger, recklessness, and mood fluctuations. Using professionals such as “doctors, lawyers and clergy in the community” (Greenstone et al.) to assist in the triage process, psychological …show more content…
However, if there is time to review qualifications it would be ideal to have staff that understand the signs and symptoms of mental illness and co-ocuring disorders as well as have the capability to de-escalate individuals. As well as being in “good standing within their field, pass personality tests for maturity and mental stability” (James et al.). I would find it helpful if they came recommended by superiors. Professionals in the treatment of mental illness, case workers, medical professionals, police officers, as well as educators on staff would be ideal as they have many years of training in specific fileds which when used in co-jointly with the training

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