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Week 5: Collaborative Crisis Intervention
Think about the last time you collaborated with others to accomplish a common goal. Perhaps you completed a group project as part of a college course, or maybe you served on a planning committee for a volunteer organization. Perhaps your job requires you to work closely with colleagues to accomplish daily tasks, or maybe you are on a sports team in your spare time. Whatever the situation, it is likely that you have experience working in collaborative environments, as teamwork plays a significant role in virtually all facets of life: academic, personal, and professional. Crisis intervention is no exception. This week, you examine the role of collaboration in effective crisis intervention. In addition, you consider issues associated with ethics in the context of collaborative crisis intervention.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this week, you should be able to:
Analyze and apply the role of collaboration in crisis intervention
Apply ethical codes to crisis intervention
Understand and apply concepts and techniques related to collaborative crisis intervention
Please proceed to the Learning Resources.
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: Lauer, M., & Brownstein, R. (2008). Replacing the revolving door: A collaborative approach to treating individuals in crisis. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services, 46(6), 25–32.Use the PsycINFO database.In this article, the authors examine the positive effects of the implementation of CAPES, a Crisis Assessment and Psychiatric Emergency Services unit in Delaware hospitals. The CAPES unit approaches the treatment of those experiencing mental health crises from a collaborative standpoint.Review Chapter 5, "Crisis Case Handling"
Review Chapter 17, "Disaster Response"

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