Week 3 discussion: client case, summary & reflection chapter 4,5&6

For your discussion this week, read the following vignette and respond to the questions below.  

Twenty-three year old white male, self-referred. Client bought a gun two months ago to kill himself and claims to have the gun and four shells in his car. Police found the gun but no shells. Client reports having planned time and place for suicide several times in the past. He states that he cannot live anymore with his emotional pain since his wife left him three years ago. This pain has increased during the last week, but the client cannot pinpoint any precipitant. Client has a history of chemical dependency but has been sober for 20 months and currently goes to AA.


1. What are the major issues here?

2. What is your responsibility as a crisis counselor working with this client?

Your posts should be informed by your readings and not merely reflect a lay perspective. Remember you are a counselor in training, and your posts should be consistent with your professional training. Professor will evaluate your response based on how the readings were incorporated and your own unique thought process and clinical judgment.

To receive full credit for your posting you must respond to at least 2 other posts from your peers by the end of the week. As such, it is important to make your post early so others have time to respond to you and vice versa. To support your statements in the discussion board, please add a citation or two with reference(s) as required by APA style. (at least 500 words count)

Part 2 Reflection and Summary Chapter 4, 5 & 6

 Read the assigned chapters from the text and post your reflection and a brief summary of the reading in no less than 2 pages.   To support your statements, please add a citation or two with reference(s) as required by APA style.


Book: James, R. K. & Gilliland, B. E. (2017). Crisis intervention strategies (8th ed.) Boston, MA: 

Cengage Learning.