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Stabilization Approaches That Empower Clients Through Mental Health Crises

Stabilization Approaches That Empower Clients Through Mental Health Crises
Author(s)/Editor(s): Isabel Logan (Southern Connecticut State University, USA)and Cheryl A. Green (Yale New Haven Health-Bridgeport Hospital, USA & Abilene Christian University, USA)
Copyright: ©2023
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8228-2
ISBN13: 9781799882282
ISBN10: 1799882284
EISBN13: 9781799882299


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Mental health practitioners often overlook initial stabilization strategies and interventions when providing evidence-informed approaches in order to get to the so-called “important” or “interesting” part of treatment. For many mental health practitioners, the “important” or “interesting” component of treatment includes insight and therapeutic processing work. Some mental health practitioners are not implementing vital stabilization strategies before entering the so-called deeper components of therapeutic interventions. Proponents of a stabilization approach maintain that a level of stabilization, prior to therapeutic insight or processing-based interventions, increases the likelihood of an individual benefiting from therapeutic processing, exposure, and insight-based work. Further, individuals who have achieved a level of stabilization prior to therapeutic insight or processing-based interventions have been identified as being less likely to drop out of treatment.

Stabilization Approaches That Empower Clients Through Mental Health Crises is a critical reference source that educates mental health practitioners in a range of trauma-informed approaches and resources that promote stabilization, provides a guide for the practical application of stabilization-based therapy, and offers insights into stabilization as it is applied across a variety of therapeutic approaches. Providing readers with explanations of key concepts, strategies to overcome barriers in the safe application of a range of therapeutic techniques, and resources that can be used across a variety of treatment settings and clinical diagnoses, this book is ideal for psychiatrists, counselors, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health professionals, researchers, academicians, and students who seek to provide a safer therapeutic intervention when providing evidence-informed mental health care.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Isabel Logan (Ed.)
Isabel Logan , Ed.D, LCSW, earned a BSW from Saint Joseph College (Presently the University of Saint Joseph), an MSW from Fordham University, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Hartford. Dr. Logan is an Associate Professor of social work at Southern Connecticut State University. She is also the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Social Work & Law Enforcement Project and maintains a small consulting and clinical practice. Dr. Logan began her career in academia as a professor of Social Work at Eastern Connecticut State University in 2016. Before working in academia, she worked 20 years as a social worker for the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services in New Haven Superior Court and Superior Court for Juvenile Matters at Hartford. In 2001, Dr. Logan was selected by American University to assist with developing the Cultural Proficiency in Drug Court Practice: Training of Trainers Manual for Drug Court Professionals. Her research interests include bilingual professionals, microaggressions, cultural, ethnic, and linguistic issues impacting human service delivery, and, most recently, police social work. In 2013, Dr. Logan received The Mary Rosa McDonough Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Saint Joseph, and in 2019, she received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award from Eastern Connecticut State University. Additionally, in 2021, she was awarded a Letter of Appreciation by the Willimantic Police Department. In June 2023, Dr. Logan received the Humanitarian Award from the NAACP Windham/Willimantic Branch in Connecticut.

Cheryl Green (Ed.)
Cheryl Green , PhD, DNP, RN, LCSW, CNL, CNE, ACUE, MAC, FAPA is a nurse, and clinical social worker. In nursing, Dr. Green has worked in the areas of medical-surgical nursing, legal nurse consulting, psychiatry, community health, medically-complex rehabilitation, and as a nurse educator. As a social worker, she has had a private practice working with children, families, and couples, worked within private group practices, served as a mental health consultant to a private school, provided spiritually-based therapy in a group practice, and provided play therapy and child-centered family work with children affected and infected with HIV/AIDS at the Yale University Child Study Center in the role of clinical faculty. Dr. Green has also worked as a crisis clinician providing on-call psychiatric consultation within a hospital emergency department setting.


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