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Crisi Intervention

Explain a difficult crisis that a therapy may face. Explain why this would be a particular challenge to address and a therapist may address the challenges in order to strenghten his/her skills. What will be some of other challenges that a therapist may face when assessing the risk level, addressing the client's safety, and stabilizing the situation. Would the therapist intervention change if the case study was also a combat veteran. Please include legal or ethical issusres involved in the situation and address how a therapist would hande theses issues. Then, some warning signs are indicated and some treatments, interventions and immediate reactions are listed when talking to a person in immediate danger of suicide.

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Running head: CRISIS IN THERAPY

How to Handle a Crisis in Therapy
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Explain a difficult crisis that a therapy may face. Explain why this would be a particular challenge to address and a therapist may address the challenges in order to strengthen his/her skills. What will be some of other challenges that a therapist may face when assessing the risk level, addressing the client's safety, and stabilizing the situation. Would the therapist intervention change if the case study was also a combat veteran? Please include legal or ethical issues involved in the situation and address how a therapist would handle these issues.
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Throughout time people have experienced problems, some of these problems are minor, and some are extremely difficult to deal with. When these problems become overwhelming and lives are in danger, it is important that these individuals seek help in order to continue to live productive lives. One very difficult crisis that a therapist may encounter is a person that is contemplating suicide. Very often a person in this situation may not seek help; therefore it is important for friends and relatives to know what to look for in these cases. Another challenge that a therapist may encounter in this situation is that it is very important to act fast, in order to avoid this person becoming injured. In every situation a therapist experiences certain challenges, it is situations such as these that enable the therapist to become more competent in handling tough situations. Some challenges are much tougher than others, it seems that an example of the toughest challenge is one in which a life is in danger.
First of all when dealing with a person contemplating suicide, it is important to know what to look for. It is important to know about risk factors, know the facts, immediate dangers, what to do in immediate emergencies, and treatment.
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention [AFSP] (2010), more than 90 percent of people who commit suicide suffer from at least one mental disorder, including:
? "Major depression (especially when combined with alcohol and/or drug abuse)
? Bipolar depression
? Alcohol ...

Solution Summary

This short paper explains a particular difficult crisis that a therapist may face. This particular crisis is one of when an individual is facing the threat of suicide. When dealing with a person contemplating suicide, it is important to know what to look for. It is important to know about risk factors, know the facts, immediate dangers, what to do in immediate emergencies, and treatment. References are used to show that over 90% of people who commit suicide are suffering from a mental illness. We then

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