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Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster: A Clinician's Guide

by Linda Lutisha Black and Stephen V. Flynn SAGE Publications, Inc
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Crisis, Trauma and Disasters teaches counselors how to respond and intervene with individuals, groups and organizations. The book begins with a description of the counselor’s role and responsibilities and then presents chapters on crisis, trauma and disasters with corresponding chapters on working with those affected. Each chapter defines the issue and contrasts it with general counseling requirements, and then presents the history and theory as well as common interventions. Each chapter contains The Counselor’s Toolkit and presents assessment, case conceptualization and treatment approaches followed by case illustrations. The text concludes with a chapter on emerging trends and a chapter on caring for those who care.

1. The Context of Caring
Organization of the Text
Learning Objectives
Many Kinds of Helpers
Educating Clinicians
The Counselor's Toolkit
Spectrum of Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster
Extended Learning Exercises
Additional Resources
References for Chapter 1
2. History and Theoretical Foundations of Crisis and Crisis Counseling
Learning Objectives
Crisis Counseling Within a Mental Health Context
The History and Theories of Crisis Counseling
Classifying Crisis and Crisis Events
Models of Crisis Counseling
Extended Learning Exercises
Additional Resources
References for Chapter 2
3. Caring for those Affected by Crisis
Learning Objectives
Knowledge, Skill(s), Awareness, Techniques and Resources
Holistic Conceptualization of Client Concerns
Evaluation of Vulnerabilities
Evaluation of Resiliencies
Evaluation of Protective Factors
Acute and Short-Term Treatment Planning
Client Directed Empowerment and Holistic Healing
Extended Learning Exercises
Additional Resources
References for Chapter 3
4. History and Theoretical Foundations of Trauma
Learning Objectives
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Differentiating Trauma from Crisis and Disaster
Defining Trauma
A Brief History of Trauma and Trauma-Informed Counseling
Models of Trauma Treatment
Extended Learning Exercises
Additional Resources
References for Chapter 4
5. Caring for Those Affected by Trauma
Learning Objectives
The Counselor's Toolkit
Skills and Techniques
Adult Trauma
Adjuncts to Treatment
General and Advanced Skills and Awareness
Treating Trauma via Group Process
Community Culture
Assessment and Case Conceptualization
History of Multiple Traumas
Extended Learning Exercises
Additional Resources
References for Chapter 5
6. Disasters
Learning Objectives
Defining Disasters
History and Emerging Theories of Disasters and Disaster Responding
The Development of DMH Theories and Models
Disaster in Context
Individual and Community Responses
Ecological, Systemic and Contextual Model of Individual in- and with-Community Response
Extended Learning Exercises
Additional Resources
References for Chapter 6
7. Caring for Those Affected by Disaster
Learning Objectives
The Counselor's Toolkit
Early and Mid-Stage Disaster Mental Health Interventions
In-depth Disaster Mental Health Interventions
Treatment Considerations for Children and Adolescent
Assessments in Disaster Mental Health
Additional Resources
Extended Learning Exercises
References for Chapter 7
8. Caring for Those Who Care
Learning Objectives
The Counselor's Toolkit
Finding Balance
Vulnerabilities to Secondary Traumatic Stress and Vicarious Trauma
Counselor's Orientation to Helping
Responding to Crisis, Trauma, and Disasters
The Role of Personal and Professional Boundaries
Extended Learning Exercises
Additional Resources
References for Chapter 8
9. Emerging Trends
Learning Objectives
Trends in Clinical Training

Very useful tool to better understand how to work with victims exposed to crisis and trauma.
Linda Lutisha Black Ed. D. is a professor of counselor education at the University of Northern Colorado. In her 19 years at UNC, Linda has served as Associate Provost & Graduate Dean and AVP for Research and Sponsored Programs. As a licensed professional counselor, she has 28 years of clinical mental health experience and is a member of the Colorado Crisis Education and Response Network. Linda and Kay live on the high plains of Colorado with Harper and Olive and a host of great friends.

Stephen V. Flynn, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT-S, NCC, ACS, is an associate professor of counselor education and is a research fellow in the Center of Research and Innovation at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH.  He teaches clinical, research, and writing courses for the Counselor Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Educational Leadership graduate programs at Plymouth State University. He is a licensed professional counselor (CO, SD), licensed marriage and family therapist (CO, NH), national certified counselor, approved clinical supervisor, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Fellow, and an AAMFT Approved supervisor. He has taught graduate crisis counseling courses and he has provided crisis intervention training to diverse groups such as school personnel. He has conducted crisis, trauma, disaster-based counseling with survivors and families recovering from numerous clinical issues. Stephen enjoys spending time with his family and is an outdoor enthusiast.