Human Services: Concepts and Intervention Strategies (11th Revised edition)

Human Services: Concepts and Intervention Strategies (11th Revised edition)

By: Ronald Kanwischer (author), Joseph J. Mehr (author)Paperback

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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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About 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.

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780205787265
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780205787265
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 0205787266
  • edition: 11th Revised edition

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