Discussion 2: Eclectic Approach to Crisis Intervention
There are a number of crisis intervention theories and models. The goals of crisis intervention theories and models might include restoring survivors’ pre-crisis equilibrium, reframing survivors’ views and beliefs about disasters, crises, or traumas, or helping survivors choose effective behaviors and attitudes to cope with their situations. The developmental stages of individuals impacted by such events, and the interrelationships between such individuals and their environments, are important considerations when developing an effective crisis intervention approach.
In this Discussion, you will apply an eclectic approach to crisis intervention, using three different crisis intervention models.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Consider how an eclectic approach to crisis intervention might be used to respond to disasters, crises, and traumas.
Reflect on the crisis, disaster, or trauma you described in Discussion 1 this week.
Identify three crisis intervention models you might use to respond to the disaster, crisis, or trauma.
Think about how each model might inform strategies and/or techniques you employ to respond to survivors of the disaster, crisis, or trauma.