A woman with little formal education and no means of supporting herself or her children feels trapped in an abusive relationship with her husband. A teenager who is failing in school and who recently broke up with his girlfriend sees no point in living. A man who was sexually abused as a child continues to have disturbing flashbacks throughout adulthood. As disparate as these situations appear, they all have one thing in common: they represent types of individual, couple, and family crises. This week, you examine a variety of crises that affect individuals, couples, and families. You explore intervention strategies that are used to address these crises as well as analyze the relationships and differences between these diverse situations.
By the end of this week, you should be able to:
Apply crisis intervention strategies to individual, couple, and family crisis situations
Analyze similarities and differences between types of individual, couple, and family crises and interventions
Understand and apply concepts and techniques related to individual, couple, and family crises
Please proceed to the Learning Resources.
Please read and view (where applicable) the following Learning Resources before you complete this week's assignments.
Course Text: James, R. K. & Gilliland, B.E. (2017). Crisis intervention strategies (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Article: Hirsch, J. K., Wolford, K., LaLonde, S. M., Brunk, L., & Parker-Morris, A. (2009). Optimistic explanatory style as a moderator of the association between negative life events and suicide ideation.Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 30(1), 48–53.Use the PsycARTICLES database.This article examines the relationship between attribution styles (optimistic explanatory and pessimistic explanatory) of negative life events and the incidence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in young adults.Chapter 8, "Crisis of Lethality"
Chapter 9, "Sexual Assault"
Chapter 10, "Partner Violence"
Course Text: James, R. K. & Gilliland, B.E. (2017). Crisis intervention strategies (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Chapter 7, "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder"
Chapter 12, "Personal Loss: Bereavement and Grief"
Discussion - Week 3COLLAPSE
Strategies for Individual, Couple, and Family Crisis Intervention