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Crisis Theory in Behavioral Health:

Moving from stasis to developmental adaptation…


This one hour symposium was conducted at the American Psychological Association's National Convention in San Francisco, California on August 20th.  It was co-authored by Dr. Bütz, Linda Chamberlain, Psy.D. and Robert F. Morgan, Ph.D.; and was sponsored by diverse divisions within the American Psychological Association.

  • The Society for General Psychology,

  • The Society for Clinical Psychology,

  • The Society of Consulting Psychology,

  • The Society for the Psychology of Women,

  • The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity,

  • And, Trauma Psychology.

Our symposium last year, was sponsored by these divisions of the American Psychological Association.

  • The Society for General Psychology,

  • The Developmental Psychology Division,

  • The Society for Clinical Psychology,

  • The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology,

  • The Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology,

  • The Society for Community Research and Action,

  • And, the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence.

It is also the precursor to an edited book by the same name, and the authors are in discussions with a publishing house at the present time.


Handouts and PowerPoint...

To provide a full sense of the symposium that was given, both handouts and the actual PowerPoint presentation have been supplied.  These lay out the premises for the book described above and the model for Transformative Crisis Intervention (TCI).  Click on the link that applies.


Right now, 8.14.07 these links have draft presentations and hold last year's symposium from the New Orlean's APA National Convention; and they may be updated once the presentation has been made.




Dr. Bütz

Dr. Chamberlain

Dr. Morgan


TCI Model Representations


APA 2006


Formal Reference

Bütz, M. R., Chamberlain, L.L. and Morgan, R. F.  (August, 2007).  Transformation through crisis:  Finding opportunity in the midst of dangerSymposium will be presented at the American Psychological Association National Convention in San Francisco, California.

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