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What are the 5 Goals of Crisis Intervention?
1. Relieve the client's current symptoms
2. Help the client identify and gain some understand'g of the factors that led to the crisis state
3. Use remedial measures and aval resources to restore the client to his/her pre-crisis lvl of function'g
- Improve funtiion'g above the pre-crisi lvl

4. Help the client develop adaptive coping sstrategies that can be used in the current and FUTURE situations
5. Help the client connect CURRENT stresses with past life experiences
Crisis Intervention vs Long-term Therapy. What are the 5 categorical distinctions?
1. Diagnosis
2. Treatment Focus
3. Treatment Plan
4. Treatment Strategies
5. Evaluation of Results
Crisis Interv vs LT Therapy:
CI = focus is on Crisis Assess
LT Therapy = Diagnostic Eval
Crisis Interv vs LT Therapy:
Treatment Focus
CI = Immediate traumatized aspects of the person

LT Therapy = Underlying causes & whole person
Crisis Interv vs LT Therapy:
Treatment Plan
CI = Problem-specific plan to alleviate crisis symptoms

LT Therapy = Personalized comphrehensive plan that addressed LT needs
Crisis Interv vs LT Therapy:
Evaluation of Results
CI = Behavioral eval of person's return to pre-crisis state of equilibrium

LT Therapy = Behavioral eval of therapeutic outcome in terms of person's overall function'g
Two Crisis Interv Models
1. Stress-Crisis Continuum
2. 7-Stage Crisis Interv Model
Seven Levels of the Stress-Crisis Continuum (Burgess & Roberts - 2005
Level 1 - Somatic Distress
Level 2 - Transitional Crisis
Level 3 - Traumatic Stress Crisis
Level 4 - Family Crisis
Level 5 - Serious mental Illness
Level 6 - Psychiatric Emerg
Level 7 - Catastrophic Crisis
Seven-Stage Crisis Interven Model
Stage 1 - Crisis Assess
Stage 2 - Establish Rapport
Stage 3 - Identify Major Problems
Stage 4 - Explore Feelings and Emoitions
Stage 5 - Generate and Explore Alternatives
Stage 6 - Develop and Implement an Action Plan
Stage 7 - Follow-Up
Crisis Intervention Methods:
3 Intervention Approaches
5 Intervention Alternatives
3 Interv Approaches
1. Nondirective Approach
2. Collaborative Approach
3. Directive Approach

5 Intervention Alternatives
1. Psychological First-Aid (PFA)
2. Group Interventions
3. Individual Interventions
4. Family Interventions
5. Referrals
Seven Core Principles of Crisis Interv?
1. Proximity
2. Immediacy
3. Expectancy
4. Brevity
5. Simplicity
6. Innovation
7. Practicality
Four Crisis Interventions Tasks for the Client
1. Physical Survival
2. Expression of feelings
3. Cognitive Mastery
4. Behavioral and Interpersonal Adjustments
Evaluating Crisis Interv Outcomes: What to consider before ending crisis interven
1. Has the client regained equilibrium in all the basic areas of function'g?
2. Has the client regained his/her coping capabilities?
3. Has the client integrated the crisis event into his/her life as a whole so that it no longer requires intense attention?
4. Were previously unresolved personality issues triggered by the crisis? If so, have they been successfully worked-through or... is addt'l treatment required?
As part of Crisis Intervention, when is it best to discuss the termination of treatment?
And Why?
During the Initial session
Early discussion is approp in order to establish
- Structure
- Limits
When a client is in the middle of a crisis, which interventions may be the most effective (Grp or Indvl)?
Individual crisis-oriented tx is recommended