Kristi Kanel has 22 years of clinical experience. She brings to her students, clients, and readers knowledge from working at a battered women's shelter, at a free clinic, for a health maintenance organization, in private practice, and for a county mental health agency. In these various work settings, she has seen many types of clients with whom she has used an integrative approach to counseling. Dr. Kanel also has been an educator since 1983, teaching at several community colleges, a state university, and has taught doctoral students at professional schools of psychology as well. She has been teaching crisis intervention courses since 1986. This book is a result of all of these experiences.Kanel is the author of 'Guide to Crisis Intervention ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780495007760 and ISBN 0495007765.