Title

Crisis Intervention: Two Very Different Approaches (reviewing James E. Hendricks, Crisis Intervention: Contemporary Issues for On-Site Interveners (1985) and Lee Ann Hoff, People in Crisis: Understanding and Helping (2nd ed. 1984))

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

1-1-1986

Abstract

Reviews the books, Crisis Intervention: Contemporary Issues for On-Site Interveners by James E. Hendricks (1985) and People in Crisis: Understanding and Helping (2nd ed.) by Lee Ann Hoff (1984). Although each of these books is about crisis intervention, they really have very little in common. The first one is, by the author's own account, directed primarily at "criminal justice personnel." The second one, on the other hand, is aimed at a much wider audience, including medical, law enforcement, mental health and human service professionals, as well as lay volunteers. The first one is more about police work in general than crisis intervention in particular. It may have some value as a basic text for police officers, but others are unlikely to find it very practicable. In the second book the author provides a soup to nuts" review of crisis theory and crisis intervention practice that will serve as an extremely useful introduction to this diverse field.

DOI

10.1037/024918

Publication Title

Contemporary Psychology

First Page

540

Last Page

542

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