Crisis Case Management Paper
Instructor: Professor William Mark Holland
Rodney A. Tinsley
February 2, 2014
After previewing a 45-minute full episode of a crisis case via a video link, in which I had to observe several family members in crisis. I selected Sean as the family member from the crisis case and I will provide crisis intervention utilizing the models of crisis intervention discussed in the textbooks by Floyd and Wright.
Nature of the Crisis
The nature of the crisis stems from Sean’s childhood. Sean had a very difficult childhood. Crises are turning points where counselees can possibly move toward growth, enrichment and improvement; or it can move ...view middle of the document...
As a result, Sean begins to head down a road that will eventually lead to his family feeling the need for an immediate intervention.
Alleviating the Crisis
In order to alleviate this particular crisis Sean’s family seeks immediate intervention. The first step in crisis counseling is immediate intervention. Crises are perceived as dangers. They are threatening to those involved, and there is a time limit to the opportunity for intervention. This is the time of turmoil with a high level of distress. (Wright, 2011, 161)
Sean’s family see’s an immediate need for intervention. His alcohol abuse is becoming a hazard to his health and this is a red flag. Most importantly, there is definitely ways to assist Sean on the road to recovery. However, it is going to take a lot of patience from both Sean and his family. Patience is the key in getting the ball rolling. If there isn’t any patience demonstrated, stress will reign supreme.
Stress is what has been the culprit all along in Sean’s crisis situation. Stress and crises are often interconnected, although not always. (Floyd, 2008, 97) In order to first help Sean to come to grips with his alcohol abuse I must first help him to alleviate his stress. How can I alleviate Sean’s stress? I will do so by implementing the Crisis Ministry Model provided by Floyd.
The beginning point of the Crisis Ministry Model is understanding the role that stress may play in a crisis situation. (Floyd, 2008, 97) After careful observation, stress plays a pivotal role in Sean’s crisis situation. In general, stress results when one object pushes, pulls, or exerts force against another object. This is exactly what’s happening in Sean’s life. There are too many factors from his childhood that are entrenching him in a battle for his life as a result of alcohol abuse. I feel that the best way to help Sean is to teach him better ways to cope with life stressors.
Teaching Coping Skills
In order to teach Sean coping skills to help him combat his alcoholism, I will enlist the help of the CISM/CISD approach. One specific component designed...