chapter  10
Crisis intervention: changing perspectives
ByKieran O’Hagan
Pages 12

The importance of crisis intervention as a method of professional practice is manifest in the frequency with which it is used, and the diversity of clients and crisis situations to which it is applied. Here is a random selection of crises which necessitate intervention; the professional, or ethical, or legal obligations to intervene should be apparent:

1 A woman is battered by her cohabitee. She and her terrified pre-school children desperately seek refuge.