Neukrug's easy-to-understand text addresses critical topics in Human Services, thereby providing students with a comprehensive overview of the field. The book addresses the field's history, theory, helping skills, and professional standards, as well as techniques for working in group counseling, family counseling, and community systems. Neukrug also addresses research, evaluation, assessment, normal and abnormal human development, career issues, and multicultural awareness, all of which figure prominently into the knowledge and skill base that informs the human services worker's daily responsibilities. The book is further distinguished by its experiential emphasis, unique use of personal vignettes, and focus on the development of the helper.
Table of Contents
1. Defining the Human Service Professional.
2. The Human Service Profession: History and Standards.
3. Theoretical Approaches to Human Service Work.
4. The Helping Interview: Skills, Process, and Case Management.
5. Development of the Person.
6. Human Systems: Couples and Families, Groups, Organizational and Community, Administrative and Counseling Supervision.
7. Advocacy, Social Justice, and Multicultural Issues.
8. Working with Diverse Clients.
9. Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
10. Trends in the Human Services
Afterword: Your Future in Human Services.
Appendix A: Ethical Standards of Human Service Professionals.
Appendix B: The Holland Codes.