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Best- Selling AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES, 7e delivers a uniquely practical and comprehensive introduction to the human service profession. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience as practitioners, educators, and researchers, this best-selling text defines human services, reviews the historical development of the field, and provides a practical overview of the profession. It thoroughly explores the current state of this rapidly evolving profession as well as the essential real-world skills practitioners need to succeed within it.
Part I: DEFINING HUMAN SERVICES. 1. An Introduction to Human Services. 2. A History of Helping. 3. Human Services Today. 4. Models of Human Service Delivery. Part II: CLIENTS AND HELPERS IN HUMAN SERVICES. 5. The Client. 6. The Human Service Professional. Part 3: THE PRACTICE OF HUMAN SERVICES. 7. The Helping Process. 8. Working Within a System. 9. Professional Concerns.