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Human Services : Concepts and Intervention Strategies

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11th
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9780205787265

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0205787266
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Pub. Date:
9/13/2010
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Summary

Human Services: Concepts and Intervention Strategiesprovides 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.

Author Biography

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.


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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