Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

When is therapeutic crisis intervention needed?

A disruption of someone’s normal and stable life can offer opportunities for growth. However, when someone is unable to overcome an obstacle using customary problem solving methods, it can transition into a crisis.
There are two major types of crises- situational or maturational.
As you might think, situational crisis is a situation that is out of a person’s control. For example, a natural disaster or sudden death of a loved one is a situational crisis.
Maturational crisis is the inability to cope with the natural development process. The birth of a first child, a child reaching adolescence or retirement are specific examples.
Therapeutic crisis intervention deals directly with present problems, stress, and emotional conflicts. It is very direct approach that is time-limited and goal-directed. If previous methods have not worked, it may be time to give therapeutic crisis intervention a try.
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