Year: 1977 Source: Psychological Bulletin, v.84, no.6, (1977), p.1189-1217 SIEC No: 19840632

Reviews crisis intervention studies conducted (a) in community suicide prevention/crisis intervention programs, (b) in psychiatric settings & (c) with surgical patients. Evaluation emphasis needs to shift from crisis worker performance to client behavior for (a); (b) suffers from methodological shortcomings that prohibit definitive conclusions; (c) indicates the necessity for developing intervention techniques most appropriate for individuals differing in their ways of dealing withe stress.