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Theory, Practice, and Trends in Human Services: An Introduction, Loose-leaf Version / Edition 6

Theory, Practice, and Trends in Human Services: An Introduction, Loose-leaf Version / Edition 6

by Edward S. Neukrug

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This easy-to-understand, comprehensive overview of human services distinguishes itself from other texts through its experiential emphasis, unique use of personal vignettes, presentation of systems theory, and focus on the development of the helper. Other important topics such as history of the field, typical interventions, and multicultural awareness are also covered.

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ISBN-13: 9781305857575
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Edward S. Neukrug is the former Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling and currently Professor of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University, Dr. Edward S. Neukrug has taught counselor education and human services for over thirty years. In addition, he has worked as a substance abuse counselor, a counselor at a crisis center, an outpatient therapist at a mental health center, an associate school psychologist, a school counselor, and as a private practice psychologist and licensed professional counselor. Dr. Neukrug has written dozens of articles and chapters in books, has authored eight books, and was the editor of THE SAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THEORY IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Books he has written include: EXPERIENCING THE WORLD OF THE COUNSELOR: A WORKBOOK FOR COUNSELOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS (4th Edition); COUNSELING THEORY AND PRACTICE; SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS; and ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT FOR COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS (3rd Edition). He has also developed DVDs that demonstrate counseling skills and techniques, an interactive website where users can "meet" major theorists of counseling and psychotherapy and learn more about them and their theories (, and an interactive survey where one can identify his or her view of human nature (

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, Case Management, and Record Keeping. 5. The Development of the Person. 6. Systems: What Are They, and How Do We Work With Them? 7. The Human Service Worker in a Pluralistic Society. 8. Research, Program Evaluation and Testing. 9. The Human Service Worker and the World of Work. 10. A Look to the Future: Trends in the Function and Roles of the Human Service Worker. Appendices. Glossary. References. Index.

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