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Overview

Human Services: Concepts and Intervention Strategies provides a comprehensive grounding in the broad range of careers available in the human services, an introduction to the skills that are required for those careers, and case examples to help students visualize different career choices.

The Eleventh Edition of this trend-setting book offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of human services, with an emphasis on practical application, and increased coverage of multicultural issues.

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Editorial Reviews

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New edition of a textbook on human services that focuses on fresh approaches to human problems that hold promise for the future. The author examines the development of human services concepts, the roles of human services entry-level professionals, and the strategies that have traditionally been used to treat people in need. The book then details new approaches such as problem assessment, crisis intervention, peer therapy, and social intervention. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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An undergraduate textbook for students entering human service professions. Describes the traditional systems for dealing with problem behavior, but focuses primarily on newer approaches and concepts such as integrated services, the importance of environment and social institutions, rapid problem solution, and a new consciousness about the direction the field should take. First published in 1980 and last revised in 1992. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205787265
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/27/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 207,439
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Mehr has been involved with the Human Services field virtually since its inception. In the 1960s he developed an NIMH Paraprofessional Manpower and Training grant which funded the development of a Human Service career series for the state of Illinois. In the 1970s he wrote, and obtained a U.S. Foundation for Higher Education grant to integrate Mental Health system training programs with the college and University systems, allowing many human service workers to acquire college credit for their ongoing employment training. He is a Clinical Psychologist with years of college teaching experience in Psychology and in Human Services, and has written well regarded college texts for both fields. In the late 1970s he wrote one of the first college level introductory texts in the field of Human Services. In 2001 he retired from his full time work, and currently is actively engaged in clinical consultation.

Ronald Kanwischer is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at SIU School of Medicine. He serves as the Outpatient Residency Services Coordinator, Director of Continuing Education for the Department of Psychiatry, as well as a psychotherapist and teacher. He has over twenty-seven years of experience in the fields of substance abuse and mental health. Mr. Kanwischer consults to a variety of service systems on clinical and client motivational issues including the Illinois Department of Human Services, community agencies, and the Criminal Justice system. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and teaches Motivational Interviewing in workshops and on an individual basis.

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Table of Contents

Preface

PART I Orientation and Perspective

1 Human Services: A New Direction

What Is a Human Services Worker? Multiple Views

Box 1.1: Typical Employment Titles for Human Service Workers

Current Conceptions of Human Services Systems

Box 1.2: “There She Lies, the Great Melting Pot”

Social Policy and Human Services

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Endnote

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

2 A History of Helping

The Dark Past of Helping

Social Welfare: Toward a Community Approach

Box 2.1: A History of Prejudice

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Endnote

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

PART II Human Services: Defining Roles, Problems, and Boundaries

3 Human Service Workers: Agents of Change

Human Services: A New Profession

Role Functions of the Human Service Worker

Human Service Workers: What They Really Do

Human Service Workers in a Multicultural Society

Competence and Credentialing

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Endnotes

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

4 Human Services: Identifying Problems and Causes

Identifying Problems

Theoretical Causes of Problem Behavior

An Ecological Synthesis: The Life Matrix

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

5 Human Services Boundaries: Special Populations, Special Systems

Problems and Services for Children and Adolescents

Box 5.1: Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

Box 5.2: Types of Out-of-Home Placement

Domestic Abuse Services

Problems and Services for the Elderly

Drug Abuse: The Problem and Human Services

Services for Mentally Retarded People

Mental Health Problems and Service Systems

Correctional Systems

Poverty: A Common Denominator

Homeless People

The Multiproblem Client

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

PART III Contemporary Strategies

6 Medical and Psychiatric Approaches and the Person in Need

AIDS: Physical Disease as a Human Services Issue

Box 6.1: HIV/AIDS in the Cross-Cultural Context

The Basics of the Medical and Psychiatric Models

Common Treatment Strategies of the Psychiatric Model

Prospects for the Medical and Psychiatric Models

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

7 Behavioral Approaches and the Person in Need

Four Models of Learned Behavior

Learning Problem Behaviors

Representative Behavioral Treatment Approaches

The Effectiveness of Behavioral Strategies

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

8 Psychotherapeutic Approaches and the Person in Need

Psychoanalysis

Rogers’s Client-Centered Therapy

Prescriptive Psychotherapy

Box 8.1: Some Ethnocultural Issues and Psychotherapists

Structural Variations of the Psychotherapeutic Approaches

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Psychotherapeutic Approaches

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Endnotes

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

9 Integrating Contemporary Strategies, Personal Relationship Skills, and the Supervisory Process

Using Contemporary Strategies

Using Personal Relationship Skills

Box 9.1: Cross-Cultural Communication Barriers and Strategies for Breaking Through

Who Helps the Helper? Supervision and Teamwork

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

PART IV Human Services and Psychosocial Change Agentry

10 Problem Assessment, Planning, and Brokering

Typical Problems Seen by Human Service Workers

The Need for Assessment

Principles of Triage

The Initial Assessment Interview

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Recommended Readings

Internet Site

11 Case Management: The Cornerstone for Human Services

Approaches to Case Management

Case Management in a Variety of Settings

Box 11.1: That Other Kind of Case Management

Issues in Case Management

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Recommended Readings

Internet Site

12 Inspiring Change in Human Services Clients

The Process of Change

Motivation for Change

Motivational Interviewing

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Recommended Readings

Internet Site

13 Crisis Intervention

Understanding Crisis States

Signs of Crisis States

Crisis Behavior during Major Disasters

Box 13.1: Differences in the Responses of Children and Adolescents to Disasters by General Age Group

Common Crisis Situations

Intervening in the Crisis

Box 13.2: Desirable Characteristics, Skills, and Abilities of Crisis Workers

Box 13.3: Myths about Suicide

Crisis Intervention for the Crisis Worker

The Goal and Setting of Crisis Intervention

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Endnotes

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

14 Social Intervention: Prevention through Environmental Change

Prevention in Human Services

Limited Social Intervention

Box 14.1: The Ethnic Agency

Comprehensive Social Intervention

Sociocultural Intervention in Human Services

Box 14.2: Traditional Cultural Helpers and Human Services

Human Services and Social Advocacy

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Endnotes

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

15 Social Control, Human Rights, Ethics, and the Law

Box 15.1: A Lack of Cultural Sensitivity?

The Therapeutic State

Human Rights Issues and Human Services

A Human Services Bill of Rights

Ethical Standards for Human Service Workers

Summary

Discussion Questions

Learning Experiences

Endnote

Recommended Readings

Internet Sites

Glossary

References

Index

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