Source: 3p. SIEC No: 19900567

The counselling theory behind crisis centre training has traditionally owed much to the theoretical constructs of Carl Rogers. An examination of the actual work of crisis centres reveals the influence of a variety of other theories. Strategies that focus on the suicidal caller & intervention in crisis often use methods that are a distinct departure from the favoured Rogerian style. This paper examines common crisis centre responses & identifies the influence of other counselling theories.