Co-Occurring Disorders and Crisis Intervention
James & Gilliland (2013) present the case of Gordon, a professional man who is married and has two children
and has become increasingly dependent on alcohol to deal with the stress
in his life.
James and Gilliland (2013) use a client, Gordon, to demonstrate various aspects of his treatment
. In the assessment
phase, counselors consider Gordon’s self-motivation for change, and determine that confrontation is needed to give impetus to Gordon’s treatment. This is a slightly different aspect of crisis
Offer at least three points of intervention that you strongly agree with and give reasons why or you can use others.
One point of intervention is confrontation.
A second point of intervention with which environmental cues which lead to substance use.
The third point of intervention is pharmacological intervention.