KEY FEATURES: Descriptions of crises, assessment considerations, and intervention responses in every chapter provide readers with the tools they need to effectively manage crises. Consideration of populations across the lifespan includes children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, as well as individuals, groups, and families. Practical guidelines in each chapter provide readers with the dos and don’ts for handling various types of crises. Coverage of essential skills for all mental health professionals makes the text helpful for psychiatric social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed psychologists, and alcohol and drug counselors. Content reflective of CACREP standards makes the book ideal for future counselors. Real-life case studies and realistic examples provide those new to handling crises with recommendations for appropriately communicating with clients. Resources for Chapter Enrichment at the conclusion of chapters include suggested readings and websites.