The Helping Professions: A Careers Sourcebook / Edition 1

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This handy book is a valuable resource for helping readers decide on a career path, this sourcebook provides essential background information on the scope of human services and the essential aspects involved in choosing a career.
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Editorial Reviews

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This is a very clean well-written text that is a wonderful supplement for introductory courses in human services. It provides an excellent overview about a career in human services, in addition to valuable chapters on a number of specific career paths. Each chapter provides 'day-in-the-life' vignettes. There are also some fine resources that point students to additional information. I look forward to publication of this book so I can adopt it! While other introductory texts do an overview of career paths, they can't go far enough. This text fills a gap between the student's hunger for information on career paths and what can reasonably be covered in an introductory text. I will adopt the minute it's out!

The Helping Professions: A Careers Sourcebook offers a panoramic view of the pathways in the helping professions ranging from paraprofessional to postdoctoral training. Each career category is filled with facts, figures, and references designed to assist the exploring student in making informed choices about their future aspirations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534364755
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/29/1999
  • Series: Introduction to Human Services Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Ph.D., Harvard University

Merrill Youkeles, professor emeritus at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, received his doctoral degree in studies on aging at Columbia University with the aid of a grant from the Administration on Aging. Dr. Youkeles is a certified social worker who received his M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania and is the former director of the Mental Health and Human Services Program at Kingsborough College. He has more than 40 years of experience as a practitioner, consultant and professor.

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Table of Contents

1. The Scope of Human Services. 2. Are You Suited for the Field? 3. Careers as a Generalist Worker. 4. Careers in Social Work. 5. Careers in Counseling. 6. Careers in Psychology. 7. Careers in Psychiatry. 8. Careers in Therapeutic Recreation. 9. Careers in Art Therapy. 10. Careers in Dance/Movement Therapy. 11. Careers in Music Therapy.
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