ABC Model of Crisis Intervention
Every person ultimately experiences crisis moments that may differ in content but tend have specific shared characteristics. Usually, crisis entails loss, threat, as well as the unexpected. There have been various theoretical techniques provided for assisting those functioning through crisis. Generally, the most effectual techniques tend to follow a short therapeutic model which stresses the episode isolated from other problems and seeks an action plan to mitigate the crisis. The ABC model provides a useful instrument to enhance the counseling procedure. “A” stands for basic attending skills, “B” stands for the identification of problem and healing …show more content…
In this case, problem identification can start from surveying the area. This include Mr. Jones health condition, physical appearance, sign of care based on the house neatness, sign of struggle indicated by scattered things, and a sign of life based on presence of food, fire, and other household basic items that would assist a person to survive indoors for two months. The officer will request Mr. John to engage his friend in a conversation that would guide him in explaining why he has been indoors for such a long time, or why he has not been showing up for their usual coffee meetings. The conversation should be made lively and should involve all others, until Mr. Jones gains the confidence to speak about his situation and what he is going through.
The officer will be keen to note some of the things or events that took place that changed Mr. Jones life completely, and in a friendly and a more concerned tone make him speak more about it. Having been indoor for so long and having one of his associate in the room are two aspects which are expected to encourage him to trust the group, and to give his story regarding his experience after the arrival of his son. Based on Mr. John’s report, Mr. Jones is thought to be suffering from threats and violence, aspects that develop fear of moving on with life as usual. Either physical injury