Higher Education

Human Service Agencies: An Orientation to Fieldwork, 2nd Edition

  • Lupe A. Alle-Corliss California State University, Fullerton
  • Randall M. Alle-Corliss California State University, Fullerton
  • ISBN-10: 0534516106  |  ISBN-13: 9780534516109
  • 304 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.25



This practical and personal guide alerts students to the real-world issues of agency settings--helping them make the most of their agency experience. The authors introduce students to the most salient issues in the field and facilitate the process of professional skill building and introspection that is necessary in becoming an effective helper. Case examples and exercises support and guide students through a variety of settings, client populations, and ethical and legal issues. The importance of diversity-sensitive practice is highlighted throughout the text.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Fieldwork in Human Services.
2. Agency Systems and Policies.
3. How to Make the Most of Your Agency Experience.
4. The Helping Process.
5. The Diversity of Human Services.
6. Ethical and Legal Issues.
7. The Challenges of Working in Human Services.
8. Interpersonal and Professional Relationships.
9. Keeping Alive in Agency Settings.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"…great review of course material…helps bridge the gaps between the various courses to provide one resource that helps students enter their first field experience."

— Molly Duggen, Old Dominion University


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lupe A. Alle-Corliss

A husband and wife team, Randy and Lupe both possess the wonderful combination of teaching skills and hands-on practice experience. Both authors have a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California, and are members of the Society of Clinical Social Workers and National Association of Social Workers. Randy is also an active member of NOHSE (National Organization of Human Service Educators). They are both lecturers in the Human Services program at California State University, Fullerton, where they have taught practicum, fieldwork and internship classes for the past 18 years. Randy and Lupe are both licensed clinical social workers who also work full-time in the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente and have a small private practice.