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"It is at times of crisis that the deepest pain is felt and the full intensity of human suffering can be experienced. It is also the point at which the potential for growth and enhancement is at its greatest." The author.
This book shows the value of crisis intervention as an approach for anyone in the helping professions, and provides a foundation for further learning, so that its benefits for practice can be enhanced. Enlivened with case studies, it shows that crisis intervention:
However, the immense value of crisis theory has at times been lost through being misunderstood or oversimplified, and by a failure to keep up with developments in theory, policy and practice.
A clear and concise introduction to the theory and methods of crisis intervention and the advantages and difficulties associated with using it, this book is an extensively revised and updated version of Crisis Intervention Revisited (Pepar, 1991). Neither purely a theoretical treatise nor simply an atheoretical 'commonsense' guide to practice, the emphasis is strongly on crisis intervention as an applied method, providing a gateway to more advanced understanding and practice.
Paperback. 128 pages. Published January 2011. 9781905541676. £14.95
Students, practitioners and libraries in: social work and social care; probation, youth justice and policing; youth and community work; nursing and healthcare; counselling and therapy; advice work; mediation and pastoral care; also managers and leaders.
Crisis theory: old and new
The positive dimension of crisis
Implications and applications
Tackling discrimination and oppression
Guide to further learning
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Neil Thompson is Director of Avenue Consulting Ltd, a company offering training and consultancy services in the field of human relations, with a focus on workplace problem solving. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities and has over 150 publications to his name, including best-selling textbooks. He has qualifications in social work, training and development, management (MBA), mediation and alternative dispute resolution as well as a first-class honours degree in social sciences, a doctorate (PhD) and a higher doctorate (DLitt). Neil has been a speaker at conferences and seminars in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Greece, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Norway, Hong Kong, India, Canada, the United States and Australia.
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