Crisis Counseling

Sometimes clients come into the counseling session with an immediate crisis. They need an immediate solution to a problem. Counseling in these situations needs to be focused and goal oriented.

Jamila has been working with her counselor on learning to better manage her 9-year-old son. Last night, her son was hit by a car and is in the hospital. This has created a number of problems:

  1. She has to arrange childcare for her daughter so she can stay with her son in the hospital.
  2. He will need some special care when he gets home because he will be in a wheelchair.
  3. She is fearful that she will lose her job as a teacher’s aide in the local public school.

Write a 500-750-word paper addressing the following:

  1. How would you prioritize Jamila’s concerns in the counseling session? What would you address first?
  2. What steps would you take in this session to make sure that Jamila has the resources she needs right now?
  3. How would you help Jamila develop a plan to manage the current crisis?

Include at least three scholarly references in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This assignment meets the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.5.j. Evidence-based counseling strategies and techniques for prevention and intervention.

2.F.5.m. Crisis intervention, trauma-informed, and community-based strategies, such as Psychological First Aid.

 

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