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Crisis Intervention Case Disussion

Using legal mandates and ethical guidelines—what action to take that both preserves the therapeutic relationship while optimizing the safety and security of a client, and perhaps others.

One challenge that you might encounter as you intervene in the case study, " Crisis Intervention," that would be difficult for you to address. Then, explain why this would be a particular challenge for you and how you would address this challenge in order to strengthen your skills. And explain whether your interventions would change or not if the case study client was also a combat veteran, and explain why. Further, explain how your approach might change if you were responding to large-scale crises such as a natural disaster or act of terrorism.

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(1) One challenge that you might encounter as you intervene in the case study, "Crisis Intervention," that would be difficult for you to address. Then, explain why this would be a particular challenge for you and how you would address this challenge in order to strengthen your skills.
*Suicide or Self-harm is among the most challenging and frightening problems that therapists and counsellors can encounter in the course of their work. The risk of clients harming themselves while they are receiving treatment can prevent the therapists from acting in a professional and therapeutic manner. According to Canu (2007) therapists and/or psychologists focus more on risk assessment rather than therapeutic change. However, he asserts that practitioners must act "creatively and collaboratively" in responding when there is risk to the counselor or client.

The potential seriousness of someone wishing to end their life is challenging, because suicide ideation is so unpredictable. For instance, there is the concern that the person will avert an immediate suicide crisis and later complete the suicide act. Connolly (1995) points out that factors such as alcohol and other illegal drug may end in completed suicide .As illustrated in the Brailsford video," when working with clients, there are several things to remember...you have to differentiate between when its suicidal ideation, or if the person is going to carry out the plan. However, when it comes to factors such as mental disorders, relationship problems, feelings of hopelessness and other stressors, according to Connolly the risk of a client completing a suicide is also possible. Counselors have to be able to identify the risk factors when clients pose a threat to self and/or others. Connolly recommends educating families and consumers regarding the potential risk for suicide that requires having a crisis plan to intervene to prevent a successful suicide. The following guidelines are recommended as how to take action during a suspected suicidal ideation in a crisis situation:

(a) After suicidal ideation is disclosed, someone should be available to the client at all times.
(b) a support system should be established
(c) Medicines should be ...

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This solution discusses challenges and ethics in crisis interventions.

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