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Overview of the Human Services

ISBN-10: 0618607609
ISBN-13: 9780618607600
Edition: 2008
Authors: Kristi Kanel
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Book details

List price: $129.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Engaging and student-friendly, An Overview of the Human Services is designed for undergraduates just beginning to study the field of human services. Because the field encompasses many career opportunities, skills, client populations, and job duties, this text not only introduces students to the field, but also helps them to decide which specialty is right for them. With more than 14 years of teaching experience in the renowned human service program at California State University, Fullerton, and experience as a clinical psychotherapist in a variety of human service agencies, author Kristi Kanel is well versed in current trends in human services and knows how to motivate students to learn and appreciate the material. An Overview of the Human Services provides a thorough history of the field; a detailed overview of human services agencies, jobs, workers, and populations served; a clear analysis of the major theories of causality; and helpful special chapters on important topics, such as ethics and stress management. At the same time, the book moves beyond lecture-style instruction, bringing the concepts to life and actively engaging students in the subject matter via a wide range of special features.

Kristi Kanel (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a Full Professor at California State University, Fullerton in the Department of Human Services where she has been teaching for over 31 years. She is the author of A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION, 5th Edition; HUMAN SERVICE DELIVERY TO LATINOS, 2nd Edition; and AN OVERVIEW OF THE HUMAN SERVICES, 2nd Edition (with Melanie Horn-Mallers). Dr. Kanel was a practicing psychotherapist for over 25 years. Her experience as a counselor includes working at two non-profit agencies (the Anaheim Free Clinic and a battered woman's shelter), a public agency, a managed care organization, and in private practice where she worked with a multitude of client populations, specializing in trauma. Her most recent research has focused on the mental health needs and interventions for the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Other research includes mental health needs of Latinos and crisis intervention practices.

What Are Human Services?
A Brief History of Human Services
Human Service Workers
Communication Skills and Personal Characteristics of Human Service Workers
Biological and Psychological Theories of Causality
Sociological Theories of Causality
Populations That Utilize Human Services
Micro- and Mezzo-Level Assessments and Interventions
Human Services Delivery to Client Populations
Stress Management
Ethical Issues in the Human Services
Organizational Structures of Human Services Agencies and Macro-Level Practice
References
Appendix: Human Services Career Inventory
Name Index
Subject Index

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