A Single Crisis Session Lenora is a 23-year-old woman who was transported to the hospital during the

A Single Crisis Session

Lenora is a 23-year-old woman who was transported to the
hospital during the early morning hours by her sister, Mary. Lenora presented
as visibly upset, very angry, shaking, disheveled, and crying uncontrollably.
Mary told the attending nurse that Lenora had been out drinking earlier that
night and met a man. Mary explained that he was buying Lenora drinks and at one
point must have slipped her a “roofie.” Lenora did not recall what took place,
but when the drug wore off she found herself alone in a hotel room several
blocks from the bar and unclothed. Lenora
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A Single Crisis Session

Lenora is a 23-year-old woman who was transported to the
hospital during the early morning hours by her sister, Mary. Lenora presented
as visibly upset, very angry, shaking, disheveled, and crying uncontrollably.
Mary told the attending nurse that Lenora had been out drinking earlier that
night and met a man. Mary explained that he was buying Lenora drinks and at one
point must have slipped her a “roofie.” Lenora did not recall what took place,
but when the drug wore off she found herself alone in a hotel room several
blocks from the bar and unclothed. Lenora reported that she was sexually
assaulted and raped several times. Mary also shared that Lenora “has been
drinking a lot for the past 6 months” following the termination of a long-term
relationship. You are a substance abuse counselor working for a local mental
health agency that contracts with the hospital for evening and weekend crisis
response calls.

Discussion Questions

1. Explore how you could integrate the task model of crisis
assessment and intervention (see Table 1.1).

2. What would be the first thing you would do to address
this crisis situation?

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