The Crisis Interview: Strategic Rapid Intervention
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Presents a systemic view of the nature of crisis, and describes generic and specific elements of crises. A rationale model and an interview model are presented to guide the phases of a Strategic Rapid Intervention (SRI) approach that follow the process-constructive model of intervention at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California. The 6 phases of SRI are relationship establishment, information gathering, consensual problem formulation, processing break, problem solving, and summary. The SRI approach is recommended as a general model to structure any crisis contact, which allows the therapist to begin the interview feeling more confident, with a sense of general direction, and to be less easily drawn into the escalating cycle of panic in the crisis intervention system. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Fraser, J. S.
(1986). The Crisis Interview: Strategic Rapid Intervention. Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 5 (1-2), 71-87.