Fundamentals of Crisis Counseling provides practical, readily applicable theoretical and research-based crisis intervention approaches for mental health professionals and students in training. In her approachable writing style, and with case studies and exercises interwoven throughout to assist the reader in applying the models described, author Geri Miller addresses working with different ethnic and cultural groups within a broad range of crisis work. The book also includes a chapter on self-care for the mental health professional working in crisis situations, and is unique in its coverage of the use of spirituality as a crisis coping resource.
Geri Miller, PhD, Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, ABPP, is a Full Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University. She is a Disaster Mental Health Worker with the American Red Cross and has responded to local, state, and national disasters. She has been a CACREP Site Team Member since 1992. The author of two books, including Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling, Third Edition (published by Wiley), Dr. Miller was awarded the 2009 Ella Stephens Barrett Award for excellence in professional leadership, the most coveted honor bestowed by the North Carolina Counseling Association.
Preface ix Acknowledgments xi CHAPTER ONE Introduction/Overview 1 CHAPTER TWO Crisis Theories, Domains, and Intervention Models 13 CHAPTER THREE Disaster Mental Health Counseling 27 CHAPTER FOUR Settings and Commonly Occurring Diagnoses 41 CHAPTER FIVE Special Populations and Legal/Ethical Issues 73 CHAPTER SIX Assessment 95 CHAPTER SEVEN Current Additional Therapies and Concepts 149 CHAPTER EIGHT Working With Different Cultures 191 CHAPTER NINE Self-Care 217 References 237 Author Index 259 Subject Index 265