When I was thinking of what to write for this issues
column, I took a moment to reflect on 2004 and was amazed at the
way things not only changed significantly both in my own life and
the world, but also stayed the same. This awareness made me
that much more focused on the need for change in the coming year.
As both Lanny and Phil have remarked in this issue,
and Bob Yufit discussed in the previous one, it is of the utmost
importance that this section continue to put forth informative and
helpful research and materials. So many therapists are still unsure
of how to help their clients in crises, and, as many graduate school
programs still do not have crisis management in their curricula, we
are in an enviable position to put the word out there and educate others.
have some new contributors to this issue, which is welcome and exciting.
I encourage other members to submit material and ideas to be included
in future newsletters. It is only through the sharing of information
amongst ourselves that we can ensure that we are getting message out
you have questions about submissions or want to send something for
inclusion, please email me at email@example.com