As a result of the growing amount of acute crisis events portrayed in the media that impact the lives of the general public, interest in crisis intervention, response teams, management, and stabilization has grown tremendously in the past decade. However, there exists little to no literature designed to give timely and comprehensive help for crisis intervention teams. This is a thorough revision of the first complete and authoritative handbook that prepares the crisis counsellor for rapid assessment and timely crisis intervention in the 21st century. Expanded and fully updated, the "Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research, Third Edition" focuses on crisis intervention services for persons who are victims of natural disasters, school-based and home-based violence, violent crimes, and personal or family crises. It applies a unifying model of crisis intervention, making it appropriate for front-line crisis workers - clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatric - mental health nurses, and graduate students who need to know the latest steps and methods for intervening effectively with persons in acute crisis.