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title:   Human Services:Concepts and Intervention Strategies
series:   Allyn & Bacon
author:   Joseph J. Mehr / Ronald Kanwischer
publisher:   Pearson
cover:   Softcover
edition:   9
language:   English
total pages:   360
pub.-date:   August 2003
ISBN13:   9780205381210
ISBN10:   0-205-38121-9
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Human Services:Concepts and Intervention Strategies

Description

The Ninth Edition of this trend-setting text offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of human services, with an emphasis on practical application and increased coverage of multicultural issues.


Features

  • 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.
  • Integrates extensive coverage of multicultural issues throughout the text.
  • Outstanding pedagogy includes chapter-opening questions, experiential exercises, cross-cultural boxed features, and many graphic illustrations to enhance student understanding.
  • Includes a chapter on case management, with models of case management for different professions and required skills (Ch. 12).
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New to this Edition

  • New chapter on motivational interviewing introduces human service students to an exciting new approach to increasing the motivation of clients for behavior change (Ch. 11).
  • Recommended Internet sites are listed at the end of each chapter to help point students toward additional learning opportunities.
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Table of Contents

All chapters conclude with “Summary,” “Discussion Questions,” “Learning Experiences,” “Recommended Readings,” and “Internet Sites.” Some chapters also have “Endnotes” included within the previously mentioned parts.

I. ORIENTATION AND PERSPECTIVE.

1. Human Services: A New Direction.

What Is a Human Service Worker?

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.

2. A History of Helping.

The Dark Past of “Helping.”

Social Welfare: Toward a Community Approach.

Box 2.1: A History of Prejudice.

The Beginning of the Human Services Concept.

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.

4. Human Services: Identifying Problems and Causes.

Identifying Problems.

Theoretical Causes of Problem Behavior.

An Ecological Synthesis: The Life Matrix.

5. Human Services Boundaries: Special Populations, Special Systems.

Problems and Services for Children and Adolescents.

Box 5.1: Cultural Diversity in the Work Place.

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 Multi-Problem Client.

III. CONTEMPORARY STRATEGIES.

6. Medical/Psychiatric Approaches and the Person in Need.

AIDS: Physical Disease-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 Medical/Psychiatric Model.

Prospects for the Medical and Psychiatric Model.

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.

8. Psychotherapy and the Person in Need.

Psychoanalysis.

Rogers's Client-Centered Therapy.

Prescriptive Psychotherapy.

Box 8.1: Some Ethno-Cultural Issues and Psychotherapists.

Structural Variations of the Psychotherapeutic Approaches.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Psychotherapeutic Approaches.

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.

IV. HUMAN SERVICES AND PSYCHOSOCIAL CHANGE AGENTRY.

10. Problem Assessment, Planning, Brokering.

Typical Problems Seen by Human Service Workers.

The Need for Assessment.

Principles of Triage.

The Initial Assessment Interview.

11. Inspiring Change in Human Service Clients

The Picture of Change.

Why Do People Change Their Behavior?

Motivational Interviewing.

12. Case Management: Cornerstone for Human Services.

Approaches to Case Management.

Case Management in a Variety of Settings.

Issues in Case Management.

Box 11.1: That Other Kind of Case Management.

13. Crisis Intervention.

Understanding Crisis States.

Signs of Crisis States.

The Crisis of Major Disasters.

Differences in Children and Adolescent Responses to Disasters by General Age Group.

Common Crisis Situations.

Intervening in the Crisis.

Box 12.2: Desirable Characteristics, Skills, and Abilities of Crisis Workers.

Box 12.3: Myths about Suicide.

Crisis Intervention for the Crisis Worker.

The Goal and Setting of Crisis Intervention.

14. Social Intervention: Prevention Through Environmental Change.

Prevention in Human Services.

Limited Social Interventions.

Box 14.1: The Ethnic Agency.

Comprehensive Social Intervention.

Socio-Cultural Interventions in Human Services.

Human Services and Social Advocacy.

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.

Ethical Standards for Human Service Workers.

Glossary.
References.
Index.
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Back Cover

Human Services: Concepts and Intervention Strategies, Ninth Edition
Joseph J. Mehr, Illinois Department of Human Services
Ronald Kanwischer, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

The Ninth Edition of this trendsetting text offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of human services, with an emphasis on practical application, and increased coverage of multicultural issues. The text 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.

Highlights of the Ninth Edition:

  • New chapter on Motivational Interviewing introduces human service students to an exciting new approach to increasing the motivation of clients for behavior change.
  • Incorporates extensive coverage of multicultural issues throughout the text.
  • Includes a chapter on case management, with models of case management for different professions and required skills.
  • Outstanding pedagogy includes chapter-opening questions, experiential exercises, cross-cultural boxed features, and many graphic illustrations to enhance student understanding.
  • Recommended Internet sites are listed at the end of each chapter to help point students toward additional learning opportunities.

Zum Seitenanfang