A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals

A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals

By: Morley D. Glicken (author)Paperback

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A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals helps students and professionals in the human services learn to improve their writing by explaining the process and rules of writing in non-technical and practical ways. Effective use of APA Style, how to write research reports, client assessments and evaluations, and how to avoid common writing mistakes, among other topics, are explained in clear, concise prose. The book will appeal to students and professionals who struggle with writing and is a necessary resource book for writers in human services who suffer the consequences of poor writing.

About Author

Morley D. Glicken, ACSW, MSW, MPA, DSW, is professor emeritus in social work at California State University, San Bernardino and director of the Institute for Positive Growth: A Training Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Glicken is the former dean of the Worden School of Social Service; the founding director of the Master of Social Work program at California State University, San Bernardino; and the former director of the Master of Social Work program at the University of Alabama. He has held faculty positions in social work at the University of Kansas and Arizona State University. He has published over 50 articles in professional journals and has written extensively on personnel issues for Dow Jones, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal. His eight published books include such diverse subjects as evidence-based practice, men's issues, social research, violence, and the strengths perspective. Dr. Glicken's website can be found at http://www.morleyglicken.com.


Chapter 1 Writing is Just Talking with a Few Rules Chapter 2 Getting Started Chapter 3 Punctuation and Grammar Chapter 4 Using the Correct Word Chapter 5 The APA Style Crib Sheet Chapter 6 Plagiarism, Proper Credit to Original Sources, and the Role of Human Subjects Protection Chapter 7 Making Diagnosis Objective: Writing a Client Assessment Chapter 8 Business Letters, Referrals, Complaints, Committee Minutes, and Reference Letters Chapter 9 Resumes and Cover Letters Chapter 10 Locating Relevant Information for Reports and Research Proposals Chapter 11 Writing the Research Report Chapter 12 Requesting Money Chapter 13 Writing for the Popular Press Chapter 14 Writing Course Outlines, Professional Workshops, and Brochures Chapter 15 Using the Internet and the Laws Governing Privacy (HIPAA) Chapter 16 How Writing Can Change Our Lives

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742559486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780742559486
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 0742559483

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