Crisis Groups

  • Michael J. Bennett
  • James M. Donovan
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


In response to severe environmental or personal stress, some individuals feel overwhelmed and unable to cope, and develop an acute emotional crisis. At such times, customary defenses and usual social resources may be ineffectual. Adaptive mechanisms may fail to modify or decrease symptom formation and social supports may be inadequate in the face of the person’s overwhelming distress.


Crisis Intervention Adult Mental Health Service Crisis Resolution Disturbed Patient Crisis Work 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Bennett
    • 1
  • James M. Donovan
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard Community Health PlanBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Harvard Community Health PlanBostonUSA

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