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

Overview

You'll enjoy Ed Neukrug's easy-to-understand, comprehensive overview of the human services because of its experiential emphasis, unique use of personal vignettes, and its focus on the development of the helper. Neukrug covers critical topics-such as history, theory, helping skills, standards in the profession (i.e., ethics, accreditation, credentialing), group counseling, family counseling, community systems, research and assessment, normal and abnormal development, career issues, and multicultural awareness--in ...
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Overview

You'll enjoy Ed Neukrug's easy-to-understand, comprehensive overview of the human services because of its experiential emphasis, unique use of personal vignettes, and its focus on the development of the helper. Neukrug covers critical topics-such as history, theory, helping skills, standards in the profession (i.e., ethics, accreditation, credentialing), group counseling, family counseling, community systems, research and assessment, normal and abnormal development, career issues, and multicultural awareness--in a way that helps you gain an understanding of the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133371809
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 386

Meet the Author

Dr. Neukrug received his doctorate in counselor education from the University of Cincinnati and is currently Professor of Counseling and Human Services in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Old Dominion University. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Neukrug has worked as a crisis counselor; an outpatient therapist; an associate school psychologist; a school counselor; and a private practice psychologist and licensed professional counselor. He has published a number of texts, including: THE WORLD OF THE COUNSELOR: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE COUNSELING PROFESSION; EXPERIENCING THE WORLD OF THE COUNSELOR: A WORKBOOK FOR COUNSELOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS; SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS: COUNSELING ENVIRONMENT, HELPING SKILLS, TREATMENT ISSUES; SKILLS AND TOOLS FOR TODAY'S COUNSELORS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS: FROM NATURAL HELPING TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING (with Alan M. Schwitzer); and ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS (with R. Charles Fawcett).
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Table of Contents

1: Defining the Human Service Professional. 2: The Human Service Profession: History and Standards. 3: Theoretical Approaches to Human Service Work. 4: The Helping Interview: Skills, Process, and Case Management. 5: Development of the Person. 6: Understanding Family, Group, and Social Systems. 7: Human Service Professionals in a Pluralistic Society. 8: Research, Program Evaluation, and Assessment. 9: The Human Service Professional and the World of Work. 10: A Look to the Future: Trends in the Functions and Roles of the Human Service Professional.
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