Integrating Crisis Theory and Individual Psychology: An Application and Case Study

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Carrie A. Wachter Morris, Associate Professor & School Counseling Coordinator (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Crisis intervention skills are essential tools for clinicians working with clients who are experiencing traumatic life events or are in a state of acute crisis. Although some early counseling theorists addressed interventions with the underlying psychological processes of suicidal clients, general theories of crisis have rarely been integrated with commonly used theories of counseling or psychology. In this article, Individual Psychology and Crisis Theory are described as complementary theories that can augment clinical work with clients in crisis. Illustrated by a case study, the basic assumptions of Individual Psychology and Crisis Theory are described, integrated, and applied to the Six-Step Model of Crisis Intervention (James, 2008). Implications and areas for future research are described.

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The Journal of Individual Psychology. 67(4), 364 – 379
Language: English
Date: 2011
clinical work, Crisis Theory, Individual Psychology, suicide, trauma

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