Theory, Practice, and Trends in Human Services: An Introduction

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2016 - Education - 416 pages
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This easy-to-understand text addresses critical topics in human services to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the field. You'll learn about professional issues and major theories related to human service work as well as about how to work with varying client populations and become a culturally competent helper. Major content areas include professional issues, standards in the profession (skill standards, ethics, accreditation, and credentialing), history, counseling theory, helping skills, human development, group and family counseling, community systems, consultation and supervision, and research, testing, and evaluation. The last chapter (on career development) gives you an opportunity to examine whether human services is the right field for you and helps you understand the career counseling process. The book is further distinguished by its experiential emphasis, unique use of personal vignettes, and focus on the development of the helper.
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Contents

Defining the Human Service Professional
1
History of and Current Issues in Human Services
27
Standards in the Profession Skill Standards Credentialing Program Accreditation and Ethical Standards ...
49
Theoretical Approaches to Human Service Work
71
The Helping Interview Skills Process and Case Management
99
Development of the Person
133
Couples Family and Group Helping
161
Organizational and Community Change and the Role of Consultation and Supervision
187
Career Development Processes and Resources Your Future in the Human Services
291
Web Addresses of Select Professional Associations
315
Ethical Standards for Human Service Professionals
317
Overview of DSM5 Diagnostic Categories
323
Consultation at a Mental Health Center
329
Glossary
335
References
359
Name Index
375

Culturally Competent Helping
207
Working with Varied Client Populations
233
Research Evaluation and Assessment
259

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