WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THE SUBJECT?: This paper describes crisis resolution/home treatment (CRHT) teams, which are part of mental health services in the United Kingdom. CRHT is expected to assist individuals in building resilience and work within a recovery approach. WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE?: This paper arises from an interview with one individual, Dale, as part of a larger study exploring service users' experiences of CRHT.
Wet Cocker Spaniel Therapy is a metaphor for the therapist's use of spontaneous techniques arising from the specific therapeutic situation rather than planned techniques from the therapist's training or allegiances. The paper proposes a problem-oriented, rather than technique-oriented, approach to family therapy. Most therapy can be performed in a calm, polite, rational, straightforward manner without any tricks or therapeutic razzle-dazzle. From time to time, the therapist may have to startle or jerk the family past a snag point and into change.
Mobility of partnership increases in our times. There is a multifactorial package of causes with different preponderance in different age groups. Named be for example: the increasing average age of mankind with prolonged activities, emancipation of women, as well as sexual emancipation, new social structures etc., etc. If we analyse the factors which not only count for one single moment but in the long run for evolution of partnerships we see many different aspects.
In this conceptual replication and extension of Rosenhan's study of civil rights activists, the sustained altruism (i.e., help that extends over time) of volunteers at a telephone crisis-counseling agency was examined. Using a prospective format, it was predicted that volunteers with a socialization history of exposure to nurturant parents who modeled altruism (autonomous altruists) would exhibit a greater degree of sustained altruism than those with a history of less nurturant parents who modeled altruism to a lesser degree (normative altruists).
In this country, the situation in the field of care for people suffering with acute psychic changes following psychotraumas and other changes which we generally describe as a crisis in one's life was unsatisfactory for a long time. The cause must be sought not only in automatization of medicine, inadequate professional training and lack of altruism on the part of doctors.
This study was done to clarify whether and in what way a patient's coping repertoire can be linked to the disposition decision in a psychiatric emergency service. For 1 year, all consultations (N = 1439) of a psychiatric emergency service were documented in a detailed questionnaire covering sociodemographic and diagnostic data as well as information about the disposition decision. Depending on disposition, three groups were identified: outpatients (N = 530), inpatients (N = 481), and a nonintervention group (N = 428).
BACKGROUND: Research on aggression in mental health care has focused mainly on patient characteristics, whereas very little research has been done on the characteristics of the care providers in their reporting of aggression. AIM: To study the characteristics of the care providers of an emergency service in relation to the reporting of aggression. METHOD: All emergency service workers( n = 21) in the Uden-Veghel region were asked to complete a neo-pi-r form.