Providing Intervention for People in Crisis

January 21, 2022

Society for Human Resource Management

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Pietro D’Ingillo, P.D., learned this the hard way when he and his partner, another psychologist in California’s L.A. County, went out to respond to a person in crisis without backup.

“We came within feet of being faced with an incredibly disturbed individual who was on a four-day meth binge and holding a sawed-off shotgun,” D’Ingillo says. “We were interrupted by his mom, who said he was going to kill her, us and everyone.”