在处理处于危机中的个人时，升级到全面危机状态可能会产生严重的后果，并可能对所有相关方造成危险。在危机中，个人的反应可能与他们通常对情况的反应不同，这可能导致对自己或他人造成严重伤害的行为和行为。考虑这个例子中提供“现场心理健康咨询提供警察部门”在这篇文章中,我们会为您提供一个情况是,一个年轻女子见证她母亲的自杀(年轻,a . T。福勒,J。,和莱利,B。, 2008年),重要的是要理解危机干预和心理治疗的作用在一个像这样的情况。如前所述，危机咨询和心理治疗有相似之处，都是利用倾听，让个体有一个安全的空间来表达他们的感受。然而，也有一个不同点，危机干预是短期的性质，它意味着首先评估个人，并提供策略和转诊来源，以帮助个人管理他们的危机。有效的危机干预还必须认识到文化差异以及个人与危机干预者之间可能存在的价值差异。有效的危机干预需要我们建立信任和融洽关系，”在危机工作中要记住，对许多人来说，某些价值是值得为之付出生命的。不用说，如果一个强加的危机管理计划，而不是一个谈判达成的危机管理计划，与根深蒂固的价值观相矛盾，并威胁到一个人的自我掌控感，那么成功的改变是微乎其微的.
When dealing with individuals that are in crisis the escalation to a full-blown crisis state can have serious consequences and may present a danger to all involved. When in crisis,, an individual’s response may be out of character to how they would normally respond to a situation this can result in behaviors and actions that present serious harm to themselves or others. Consider the example provided in “On-scene mental health counseling provided through police departments” in this article we are presented with a situation where a young woman is witness to her mother’s suicide (Young, A. T., Fuller, J., and Riley, B., 2008), It is important to understand the role of both crisis intervention and psychotherapy in a situation such as this. As discussed earlier, there are similarities between crisis counseling and psychotherapy, both utilize listening and allowing the individua a safe space to express their feelings. However, there is a dissimilarity as well, crisis intervention is short term in nature, it is meant to first assess the individual and provide strategies and referral sources to help the individual manage their crisis. Effective crisis intervention must also be cognizant of cultural differences as well as, value differences that may exist between the individual and the person providing crisis intervention. Effective crisis intervention requires that we establish trust and rapport, “It is important to remember in crisis work that for many people certain values are worth dying for. Needless to say, if an imposed—rather than a negotiated—crisis management plan contradicts dearly held values and threatens a person’s sense of self-mastery, the changes of success are minimal