1. Why does a crisis worker need to have a thorough knowledge of the risk factors that suicidal/homicidal clients might portray? In your response, list several of the risk factors that are considered most serious in times of the client’s vulnerability to lethality.
2. Walker’s theory of learned helplessness has been hotly debated.
Walker sees it as a sophisticated coping mechanism that allows
women to survive a potentially lethal relationship while many
feminists see it as demeaning of women in that they fit into the
stereotype of “helpless females.” Take a position for or against
learned helplessness in battering relationships.
3. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
Assume EMDR does have potential to work. Why then do you think
there is so much resistance to it? Is this any different than the
views of new and unexplained phenomena in other fields?