Helping Professions A Careers Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 0534364756
ISBN-13: 9780534364755
Edition: 2000
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List price: $100.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/29/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

A valuable resource for helping readers decide on a career path, this sourcebook provides essential background information on the scope of human services and the essential aspects involved in choosing a career. It describes nine professions in the field.

Merrill Youkeles, professor emeritus at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, received his doctoral degree in studies on aging at Columbia University with the aid of a grant from the Administration on Aging. Dr. Youkeles is a certified social worker who received his M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania and is the former director of the Mental Health and Human Services Program at Kingsborough College. He has more than 40 years of experience as a practitioner, consultant and professor.

William Burger is a professor at Kingsborough Community College and serves as the department chair for the human services program. He is a well-known figure within the human services field and has published several articles.

Preface
About the Authors
The Scope of Human Services
General Focus and Roles of Human Service Workers
Sponsorship of Agencies/Institutions
Managed Care
Types of Agencies/Institutions
Whom Do You Help?
The Elderly
The Poor
Juvenile Delinquents
Criminals
The Mentally Challenged
Conclusion
Are You Suited for the Field?
Relationships
Business Relationships
Personal Relationships
Competitive Relationships
Professional Relationships
The Helping Relationship
Importance of Self-Concept
Beliefs--Motivation
Self-Exploration
Qualities of an Effective Helper
Listening
Communicating Effectively
Empathy
Openness
Support
Acceptance
What Does One Look for in a Career?
Income
Status
Work Satisfaction
Working Conditions
What Do Human Services Organizations Look for in the Selecting Staff?
Self-Awareness
Values
Motivation
Skills/Training
Education
Experience
Summary
References
Additional Reading
Careers as a Generalist Worker
What is Generalist Human Services Work?
Why Choose Generalist Human Services Work?
Development of Generalist Human Services Work: Career Trends
What Does the Generalist Human Services Worker Do?
A Day in the Life of a Generalist Human Services Worker
How Does One Become a Generalist Human Services Worker?
Licensing and Certification
Salaries
Job Descriptions
Professional Organizations
References
Careers in Social Work
What Is Social Work?
Why Choose Social Work?
Development of Social Work-Career Trends
What Does a Social Worker Do?
Direct Practice
Supervision
Administration
Consultation
Research
Education
A Day in the Life of a Social Worker
How Does One Become a Social Worker?
Bachelor's of Social Work Program
Master's Degree in Social Work
Doctoral Programs in Social Work
Cyber Sources of Information
Licensing and Certification/Credentials
Salaries
Job Descriptions
Professional Organizations
References
Careers in Counseling
What Is Counseling?
Why Choose Counseling?
Development of Counseling--Career Trends
What Does the Counselor Do?
Community Counseling
Career Counseling
Gerontological Counseling
Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Counseling
Mental Health Counseling
Pastoral Counseling
A Day in the Life of a Rehabilitation Counselor
How Does One Become a Counselor?
Graduate Training
Licenses and Certification
Salaries
Job Descriptions
Professional Organizations
References
Sources of Additional Information
Newsletters
Journals
Careers in Psychology
What Is Psychology?
Why Choose Clinical Psychology?
Development of Clinical Psychology--Career Trends
What Does the Clinical Psychologist Do?
Psychological Testing
Research
Psychotherapy
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
School Psychology
Community Psychology
A Day in the Life of a Clinical Psychologist
How Does One Become a Clinical Psychologist?
Graduate Training
Clinical Internship
The Dissertation
The Doctor of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.)
The Ed.D. Degree
The ABD Psychologist
The Master's-Level Psychologist
The Bachelor's-Level Psychologist
Licensing and Certification
Salaries
Job Descriptions
Professional Organizations
References
Sources of Additional Information
Newsletters
Journals
Careers in Psychiatry
What Is Psychiatry?
Why Choose Psychiatry?
Development of Psychiatry--Career Trends
What Does the Psychiatrist Do?
Psychiatric Treatment
Medical Therapies
The Psychiatrist As Leader
Psychiatric Consultation
Research
Community Psychiatry
A Day in the Life of a Psychiatrist
How Does One Become a Psychiatrist?
Selecting a College
Applying to Medical School
Medical School
Residency
Osteopathic Medical Schools
Foreign Medical Schools
Tuition
Loans and Scholarships
Certification
Salaries
Job Descriptions
Professional Organizations
References
Careers in Therapeutic Recreation
What Is Therapeutic Recreation?
Why Choose Therapeutic Recreation?
Development of Therapeutic Recreation--Career Trends
What Does the Recreation Therapist Do?
Supervision
Consultation
Research
Education
A Day in the Life of a Recreation Therapist
How Does One Become a Recreation Therapist?
Licensing and Certification
Salaries
Job Descriptions
Professional Organizations
References
Sources of Additional Information
Journals and Newsletters
Careers in Art Therapy
What Is Art Therapy?
Why Choose Art Therapy?
Development of Art Therapy--Career Trends
What Does the Art Therapist Do?
A Day in the Life of an Art Therapist
How Does One Become an Art Therapist?
Undergraduate Preparation
Graduate Preparation
Licensing and Certification
Salaries
Job Descriptions
Professional Organizations
References
Careers in Dance/Movement Therapy
What Is Dance/Movement Therapy?
Why Choose Dance/Movement Therapy?
Development of Dance/Movement Therapy--Career Trends
What Does the Dance/Movement Therapist Do?
A Day in the Life of a Dance/Movement Therapist
How Does One Become a Dance/Movement Therapist?
Undergraduate Preparation
Graduate Preparation
Licensing and Certification
Salaries
Job Descriptions
Professional Organizations
References
Additional Sources of Information
Journals
Careers in Music Therapy
What Is Music Therapy?
Why Choose Music Therapy?
Development of Music Therapy--Career Trends
What Does the Music Therapist Do?
A Day in the Life of a Music Therapist
How Does One Become a Music Therapist?
Undergraduate Preparation
Graduate Preparation
Licensing and Certification
Salaries
Job Descriptions
Professional Organization
References
Index

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