Crisis intervention is an effective strategy for providing immediate help to someone in extreme distress. However, knowing how to properly execute crisis intervention tactics can be tricky when a crisis unexpectedly arises. In this week’s Ask The Doctor session, clinical and forensic neuropsychologist Dr. Judy Ho walks through effective intervention strategies for different types of crises.
Key takeaways from this week’s call include the following:
Crisis intervention strategies are most frequently used by frontline workers like firefighters, police officers, emergency medical personnel, nurses, physicians and other hospital workers. However, these strategies are incredibly beneficial for anyone who’s ever had to help a friend or loved one through a crisis.