Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
A Single-session Crisis Intervention Therapy Model for Emergency Psychiatry
- Author(s): Simpson, Scott A.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2018.10.40443
Presentations for anxiety and depression constitute the fastest growing category of mental health diagnoses seen in emergency departments (EDs). Even non-psychiatric clinicians must be prepared to provide psychotherapeutic interventions for these patients, just as they might provide motivational interviewing for a patient with substance use disorders. This case report of an 18-year-old woman with suicidal ideation illustrates the practicality and utility of a brief, single-session, crisis intervention model that facilitated discharge from the ED. This report will help practitioners to apply this model in their own practice and identify patients who may require psychiatric hospitalization.