Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 25 January 2020

Abstract and Keywords

When under time or procedure pressure, people change their decision-making strategies. They may accelerate information processing and filter the information they will process. In this chapter, the author presents several models for decision making under pressure and compares them to more traditional models. The naturalistic decision-making models are proposed as more appropriate for decision making when working with high-risk patients under emergency conditions. Given that it is often stressful for clinicians to evaluate and manage patients or clients who are considered at acute risk to themselves or others, the author presents a model for training to reduce stress that is based on Meichenbaum’s stress inoculation training. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the training for skill development and competence in dealing with behavioral emergencies that is consistent with the recommendations of the APA Task Force on the Assessment of Competence in Professional Psychology.

Keywords: decision making, decision making under stress, naturalistic decision-making models, behavioral emergencies, stress training, skill development with behavioral emergencies, competence with behavioral emergencies

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.