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Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster
A Clinician's Guide



April 2020 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Crisis, Trauma and Disasters teaches counselors how to respond and intervene with individuals, groups and organizations. The book begins with a description of the counselor’s role and responsibilities and then presents chapters on crisis, trauma and disasters with corresponding chapters on working with those affected. Each chapter defines the issue and contrasts it with general counseling requirements, and then presents the history and theory as well as common interventions. Each chapter contains The Counselor’s Toolkit and presents assessment, case conceptualization and treatment approaches followed by case illustrations. The text concludes with a chapter on emerging trends and a chapter on caring for those who care.


 
1. The Context of Caring
Organization of the Text

 
Learning Objectives

 
Many Kinds of Helpers

 
Educating Clinicians

 
The Counselor’s Toolkit

 
Spectrum of Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster

 
Summary

 
Extended Learning Exercises

 
Additional Resources

 
References for Chapter 1

 
 
2. History and Theoretical Foundations of Crisis and Crisis Counseling
Learning Objectives

 
Crisis Counseling Within a Mental Health Context

 
The History and Theories of Crisis Counseling

 
Classifying Crisis and Crisis Events

 
Models of Crisis Counseling

 
Summary

 
Extended Learning Exercises

 
Additional Resources

 
References for Chapter 2

 
 
3. Caring for those Affected by Crisis
Learning Objectives

 
Knowledge, Skill(s), Awareness, Techniques and Resources

 
Skills

 
Holistic Conceptualization of Client Concerns

 
Evaluation of Vulnerabilities

 
Evaluation of Resiliencies

 
Evaluation of Protective Factors

 
Acute and Short-Term Treatment Planning

 
Client Directed Empowerment and Holistic Healing

 
Summary

 
Extended Learning Exercises

 
Additional Resources

 
References for Chapter 3

 
 
4. History and Theoretical Foundations of Trauma
Learning Objectives

 
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Differentiating Trauma from Crisis and Disaster

 
Defining Trauma

 
A Brief History of Trauma and Trauma-Informed Counseling

 
Models of Trauma Treatment

 
Children

 
Adolescents

 
Adults

 
Summary

 
Extended Learning Exercises

 
Additional Resources

 
References for Chapter 4

 
 
5. Caring for Those Affected by Trauma
Learning Objectives

 
The Counselor’s Toolkit

 
Knowledge

 
Skills and Techniques

 
Adult Trauma

 
Adjuncts to Treatment

 
General and Advanced Skills and Awareness

 
Treating Trauma via Group Process

 
Community Culture

 
Assessment and Case Conceptualization

 
History of Multiple Traumas

 
Summary

 
Extended Learning Exercises

 
Additional Resources

 
References for Chapter 5

 
 
6. Disasters
Learning Objectives

 
Defining Disasters

 
History and Emerging Theories of Disasters and Disaster Responding

 
The Development of DMH Theories and Models

 
Disaster in Context

 
Individual and Community Responses

 
Ecological, Systemic and Contextual Model of Individual in- and with-Community Response

 
Summary

 
Extended Learning Exercises

 
Additional Resources

 
References for Chapter 6

 
 
7. Caring for Those Affected by Disaster
Learning Objectives

 
The Counselor’s Toolkit

 
Knowledge

 
Early and Mid-Stage Disaster Mental Health Interventions

 
In-depth Disaster Mental Health Interventions

 
Treatment Considerations for Children and Adolescent

 
Assessments in Disaster Mental Health

 
Summary

 
Additional Resources

 
Extended Learning Exercises

 
References for Chapter 7

 
 
8. Caring for Those Who Care
Learning Objectives

 
The Counselor’s Toolkit

 
Finding Balance

 
Trauma

 
Vulnerabilities to Secondary Traumatic Stress and Vicarious Trauma

 
Counselor’s Orientation to Helping

 
Responding to Crisis, Trauma, and Disasters

 
The Role of Personal and Professional Boundaries

 
Summary

 
Extended Learning Exercises

 
Additional Resources

 
References for Chapter 8

 
 
9. Emerging Trends
Learning Objectives

 
Trends in Clinical Training

 
References

 
Summary

 

This book is very easy to read and provides a lot of resources to assist crisis management professionals.

Rejoice A. Addae
Social Work Department, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, Arkansas

This book provides students with a comprehensive overview of crisis, trauma, and disaster that is written in a student-friendly way with examples and case illustrations. In addition, the book is written with professional developmental stages in mind so the information can be scaffolded if used in their course. The unique thing is that the authors discuss group application and provide actual examples of assessments and models that can be used or easily researched.

Karisse A Callender
Marquette University

Very thorough and addresses today’s crises in our field of study.

Amanda B. Faulk
Richmond Community College

I would tell students that this text is relevant to the work they will do in the future, will be used as a preparatory text for licensure exams, course material is applicable to both personal and professional life.

Sherrie Foster
Tennessee Tech University

This book is an excellent high level reference to counseling skills within the context of crisis, trauma, and disasters. 

This book is a comprehensive introductory text on the topic of crisis and trauma for counseling candidates.  This book understands the developmental process of how to address the various demands of crisis counseling and presents it in an easy to read manner.  This book makes no assumptions and provides a very thorough approach to counselor development by establishing strong foundations and building upon them.

Darren H. Iwamoto
Chaminade University of Honolulu

Very useful tool to better understand how to work with victims exposed to crisis and trauma.

Rose Marie Lichtenfels
Northern Arizona University – Yuma Branch

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