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Crisis Management Training

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Annia Palacios

on 30 May 2013

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Transcript of Crisis Management Training

Management What is a Crisis? A serious disruption in an individual's normal level of functioning
Hazardous event that causes a painful emotional state
Creates a state of disequilibrium Crises are Time-Limited by Nature Don't typically last forever

Impact of the crisis on the individual can last a very long time

A crisis is different than a chronic condition like depression or schizophrenia What is a person's baseline?

Why would it be important to know what their baseline is? 5 ingredients to a crisis 1. Hazardous or traumatic event
2. Unsteady or unbalanced state
3. Precipitating factor
4. Full blown crisis
5. Resolution of the crisis Types of Psychiatric Emergencies Suicidal Ideation
Homicidal Ideation
Decompensation What is a suicidal gesture? Suicidal Ideation Suicide call

Telling the counselor in person Passive vs. Active
Suicidal or Homicidal Thoughts Means


Plan a. A client is evicted from his home and has nowhere to live
b. A client is holding a gun to his head and threatening to shoot
c. A client says she feels like dying because she misses her kids so much
d. A client is being chased by her ex-husband who says he is going to kill her
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