Crisis Intervention Training Program

Influence on Staff Attitudes in a Postacute Residential Brain Injury Rehabilitation Setting

Richard O. Temple, Dennis J. Zgaljardic, Sybil Yancy, Shawn Jaffray

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Abstract

Purpose/Objective: Acquired brain injury produces a host of behavioral changes, and specialized training in proper management of these behaviors is essential to resolve crises and calm aggressive clients. This study was conducted to determine whether crisis intervention training was effective in increasing staff comfort with difficult client behaviors in a residential rehabilitation program for individuals with postacute acquired brain injury and whether changes would be maintained over time. Research Method/Design: Twenty-five rehabilitation staff members participated in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training and completed the Rehabilitation Situations Inventory before training, immediately following completion of the program, and 1 month later. Results: Immediately following completion of the program, participants reported increased comfort when faced with client behaviors related to motivation and adherence, sexuality, and aggression and when interacting with other staff and client families. Changes in comfort level with sexual situations, aggression, and staff/staff interactions were maintained 1 month post training. Conclusions/Implications: These results suggest that crisis intervention training is effective in increasing levels of staff comfort with difficult situations commonly experienced in the rehabilitation setting and the changes are maintained following training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-434
Number of pages6
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

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Attitude of Health Personnel
Crisis Intervention
Brain Injuries
Rehabilitation
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Aggression
Sexuality
Motivation
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Keywords

  • acquired brain injury
  • aggression
  • crisis intervention
  • staff training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Professions(all)

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Crisis Intervention Training Program : Influence on Staff Attitudes in a Postacute Residential Brain Injury Rehabilitation Setting. / Temple, Richard O.; Zgaljardic, Dennis J.; Yancy, Sybil; Jaffray, Shawn.

In: Rehabilitation Psychology, Vol. 52, No. 4, 11.2007, p. 429-434.

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Temple, Richard O. ; Zgaljardic, Dennis J. ; Yancy, Sybil ; Jaffray, Shawn. / Crisis Intervention Training Program : Influence on Staff Attitudes in a Postacute Residential Brain Injury Rehabilitation Setting. In: Rehabilitation Psychology. 2007 ; Vol. 52, No. 4. pp. 429-434.
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