James, R. K., & Gilliland, B. E. (2017). Crisis intervention strategies (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 1, “Approaching Crisis Intervention”“Characteristics of Effective Crisis Workers” (pp. 23-25)
“Rewards” (p. 25)
Chapter 3, “The Intervention and Assessment Models” (pp. 48-72)
Chapter 15, “Legal and Ethical Issues on Crisis of Trauma” (pp. 518-545)
National Association of Social Workers. (2017). Code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. Retrieved from https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English.aspx
Laureate Education (Producer). (2010b). Crisis counseling competence, part 2 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
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Discussion: Ethics in Crisis Assessment and Intervention
Assessing a crisis can be challenging due to the emotions in moment and brief amount of time to identify immediate needs to resolve the moment of crisis so that the client can continue working on longer term goals. Ethical issues such as confidentiality, self-determination, mandated reporting or profession duty often arise to create potential ethical dilemmas about how to respond.
For this Discussion, reflect on a crisis that may occur in the life of a client with whom you work. Consider the ethical issues within the case that you identify.
By Day 4
Post a brief description of a crisis situation a client may experience. Then, provide a detailed explanation of the ethical issues within the scenario you described. Explain how you would address these ethical issues. Identify any skills and/or characteristics you would use when attempting to ethically intervene in the crisis situation.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources