Bshs445 Crisis Model Essay

1331 words - 6 pages

Hybrid Model of Crisis

Kandra Perez, Lindsey Ward, Lakeisha Nicholson, Chandra Vallie-Yarber


Amanda Williams









Hybrid Model of Crisis

     The hybrid model of crisis includes the introduction of the professional on the case, feed-back and concern, open-ended questions, making initial contact by finding the reason why the client has come in, and also the counselors concerns. All of these help to make up the model and all the tasks in the intervention process. In this paper we will discuss the Hybrid Model of Crisis based on the scenario given.

    The hybrid crisis intervention has seven tasks in the ...view middle of the document...

Sometimes when clients are facing a crisis, they may feel like they have no options. Helping them to come up with alternatives will with this feeling. Three main alternative perspectives are, situational support, coping mechanisms, and positive and constructive thinking patterns. The fifth task in the hybrid crisis intervention plan is to make plans that go with the alternatives. It is important that the client be involved in the planning so that they have a sense of ownership over it. Once a plan is made, the client then will voluntary commitment to complete the plan. If they do not volunteer to the commitment the plan will not work, they will feel like they are being forced. The follow-up, which is the final task, happens faster in a crisis. Follow-up normally can last up or take up to months but in a crisis it can be as fast a couple of hours.

     Geri, the subject of Scenario 3, met with a five person crisis intervention team who interviewed her to begin the process of assisting her through this family crisis.  Each interviewer asked her a series of questions, all of which fit into the hybrid model of crisis intervention.  Each task of this model was illustrated by the following:

Task 1 Predispositioning / Engaging / Initiating-

     The interviewers began the conversation by asking questions to get Geri’s input about what was going on.  The interviewers were adept at asking questions and repeating the answers to Geri for clarity and to make certain she felt they understood her clearly.  They also asked Geri about her daughter’s responsibilities at home, how long they had been experiencing trouble at home and how long she had been dealing with the counselor.

Task 2 Problem exploration: Define the crisis-

     The interviewers asked pointed, yet open-ended questions that allowed Geri to express her point of view and what caused her the greatest concern, which did not want to lose her daughter. They also inquired about the relationship Geri had with her daughter and how regularly she attended school, as well as her reasons for absences.

Task 3 Provide support-

     The interviewers offered to support Geri in communicating her position more effectively to the counselor in a way that would be constructive and non-accusatory, by suggesting she pen a letter to her to convey her emotions about the situation.

Task 4 Examining alternatives-

     The interviewers suggested Geri review the letter she pens with them to ensure the tone of the letter would adequately express her feelings without ostracizing anyone.

Task 5 Planning in order to establish control-

     The suggestion to write the letter is a method by which Geri could let her daughter’s counselor know what she felt and what...

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