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A National Study on Crisis Intervention
Le’Ann L. Solmonson and Wendy Killam
There are frequent publicized reminders of the need for professional school counselors to be knowledgeable and competent in crisis intervention strategies. School counselors are charged with intervening when students experience a crisis, whether it is a normal developmental milestone or an unexpected tragic event. This research presents the results of a survey of professional school counselors regarding their perceptions related to being prepared to intervene in various types of crisis situations. The results indicate a need for additional training in crisis intervention in order to increase the level of competence of professional school counselors.