Goals and practical considerations in outpatient medical crises intervention

Daniel E. Shapiro, Gerald P. Koocher

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Patients confronting medical crises are likely to benefit from treatment using a short-term medical crisis intervention model. This article describes how to generate focused goals that direct an efficient, helpful treatment from the perspective of the medical crisis counseling model. Illustrative case material is used to summarize strategies for setting goals and time parameters in a time-limited, outpatient format for patients confronting chronic illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-120
Number of pages12
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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