WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF CRISIS INTERVENTION IN MENTAL HEALTH?
The crisis approach to therapeutic intervention has developed only within the past few decades, and is based on a broad range of theories of human behavior, including those of Sigmund Freud,Heinz Hartmann, Sandor Rado, Erik Erikson, Lindemann, and Gerald Caplan.Its current acceptance as a recognized form of treatment cannot be directly related to any single theory of behaviour; all have contributed to some degree. The following is a brief summary of some of the knowledge incorporated in the present practice of Crisis Intervention.
Sigmund Freud was the first to demonstrate and apply the principle of causality as it relates to psychic determinism. Simply put,this principle states that every act of human behaviour has its cause, or source, in the history and experience of the individual. It follows that causality is operative, whether or not the individual is aware of the reason for his behaviour.
An important outcome of Freud’s deterministic…
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