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Crisis Intervention: A Social Interaction Approach (5)

Chapter 5 – The Intervention Set

At this point, we have combined an understanding of the crisis state with an insight into people in crisis. We have learned how to assess a crisis, including ideas about its possible causes and effects. We know how to involve the individual in the process of understanding what is happening, what happened, and what is likely to happen. We are now ready to help the individual move toward crisis resolution because we have an idea about the possible causes and consequences of his specific crisis. A superficially simple point is that crisis resolution necessarily involves either changing those factors, situations, or circumstances causing the crisis, or modifying the possible effects or outcomes of the crisis.