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Guide to the Helping Professions

ISBN-10: 0205308449
ISBN-13: 9780205308446
Edition: 2001
List price: $96.40
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Description: This text introduces undergraduates to the human service profession by examining the work environment, reviewing the essential skills required of human service professionals, and guiding students with their career planning. By using case studies,  More...

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Book details

List price: $96.40
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 317
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

This text introduces undergraduates to the human service profession by examining the work environment, reviewing the essential skills required of human service professionals, and guiding students with their career planning. By using case studies, examples, and self-tests, this text provides students with a realistic view of the daily decisions that must be made by professional helpers. This guide provides an overview of the issues and problems that create a need for professional assistance increasing students' awareness of why health and human services agencies are needed. As students' ability to diagnose difficulties increases, they will learn more about current treatment methods along with service delivery systems that best connect clients to the assistance they need.

Becoming a Helping Professional
Characteristics of Skilled Helpers
Cultural Diversity and Helping
The Skills and Techniques Used by Professional Helpers
Understanding People
Service Delivery Systems
Counseling Individuals
Working with Families
Helping in a Group Setting
Working with Communities
Helping on the Internet
Ethical and Legal Issues in the Helping Professions
Becoming Employed and Advancing in a Helping Career
Maintaining Your Physical and Mental Health
Becoming a Helper: Some Issues That Will Influence Practice

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