Offering the latest information on crisis intervention and time-limited treatment strategies, this practical sourcebook will equip practitioners with the knowledge to respond and deal effectively with individuals in crisis. Each chapter presents state-of-the-art information about high-risk crisis intervention, and includes detailed case illustrations and brief treatment techniques. Based on the seven-stage intervention model, these guidelines thoroughly address the specifics of work with sexual assault survivors, adolescents who attempt suicide, family members in crisis, people with AIDS and their families, alcoholics, unemployed people, stalking victims, and disaster and terrorist survivors. The book concludes with explora
Chapter 8: Repetitive Life Patterns and Coping with the Crisis of Unemployment
Repetitive Life Patterns and Coping with the Crisis of Unemployment
This chapter examines time-limited intervention strategies for clinicians working with clients who are experiencing the impact of unemployment and downward mobility, problems that are exacerbated by the current economic climate. Two typical middle-class clients are presented for illustrative purposes together with a brief overview of current unemployment trends. Emphasis is placed on the importance of repetitive life patterns or early learned behaviors that tend to be activated as clients respond to crises or major life stressors, such as unemployment or job loss. Time-limited intervention strategies have been useful in helping clients recognize self-defeating behaviors and develop more effective coping patterns. The approach advocated here is ...