Year: 1979 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.49, no.4, (October 1979), p.585-597 SIEC No: 19860477

A surprisingly large number of visits to a crisis intervention service are made by patients engaged in ongoing psychotherapy elsewhere. Data are presented from patients and their therapists that support the concept of a psychotherapy crisis as a major precipitant of such visits. A typology for the therapy crisis is elaborated, and guidelines for the crisis worker’s assessment and intervention are suggested. 22 ref.