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Behavioral Emergencies Update

Volume 3, Issue 2
Spring 2002
Section on Clinical Emergenices and Crises
American Psychological Assn.
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In this issue...

Posttraumatic Growth and Crisis (DeBrule & Range)

Integrated Assessment (Hillbrand)

Suicidal Patient Age and Critical Risk Factors (Bongar)

Section VII 2002 APA Convention Program

Task Force Update

Section VII Considerations

Minutes from the Section VII Business Meeting

Publication Highlights

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Publication Highlights

This section highlights recent or upcoming publications that may be of particular interest to our readers.
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Crisis Intervention: A Handbook of Immediate Person-to-Person Help (4th edition, 2002) by Kenneth France has been published by Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD (Springfield, IL).
Reviewers of previous editions have said it "reads like a novel" and is "an excellent book with a wealth of information." It is one of five basic texts recommended for crisis workers by the Individual Certification Committee of the American Association of Suicidology. For over 30 years Kenneth France has provided crisis intervention services and training in a variety of settings.

Monahan, J., Steadman, H., Silver, E., Appelbaum, P., Robbins, P.C., Mulvey, E., Roth, L., Grisso, T., and Banks, S. (2001). Rethinking risk assessment: The MacArthur study of mental disorder and violence. NY: Oxford University Press.

Spirito, A., Stanton, C., Donaldson, D., & Boergers, J. (2002). Treatment-as-usual for adolescent suicide attempters: Implications for the choice of comparison groups in psychotherapy research. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 31, 41-47.