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Theory, Practice, and Trends in Human Services: An Introduction 6th Edition

Edward S. Neukrug

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THEORY, PRACTICE, AND TRENDS IN HUMAN SERVICES: AN INTRODUCTION focuses on the development of the helper, its experiential emphasis, and the unique use of personal vignettes. This easy-to-understand resource begins with discussions of history and current issues, followed by a chapter on standards. Later, it covers important content areas, such as counseling theory, helping skills, consultation and supervision, and community organizing. A final chapter focuses on career development, including guidance about further education and insight into how career development models can be applied to student and their clients.

Edward S. Neukrug, Old Dominion University

Edward S. Neukrug is the former Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling and currently Professor of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University, Dr. Edward S. Neukrug has taught counselor education and human services for over thirty years. In addition, he has worked as a substance abuse counselor, a counselor at a crisis center, an outpatient therapist at a mental health center, an associate school psychologist, a school counselor, and as a private practice psychologist and licensed professional counselor. Dr. Neukrug has written dozens of articles and chapters in books, has authored eight books, and was the editor of THE SAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THEORY IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Books he has written include: EXPERIENCING THE WORLD OF THE COUNSELOR: A WORKBOOK FOR COUNSELOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS (4th Edition); COUNSELING THEORY AND PRACTICE; SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS; and ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT FOR COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS (3rd Edition). He has also developed DVDs that demonstrate counseling skills and techniques, an interactive website where users can "meet" major theorists of counseling and psychotherapy and learn more about them and their theories (, and an interactive survey where one can identify his or her view of human nature (

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  • Each chapter opens with a personal vignette, written by the author, in which he shares his perspective and thoughts about being a helper.
  • A section in every chapter entitled "The Effective Human Service Professional" helps readers assess their development.
  • Appendixes -- including a list of websites of major professional associations, the most recent ethical standards of human service professionals, and an overview of DSM-5 diagnostic categories -- keep the book relevant and up-to-date.
  • This comprehensive overview of the human service field offers information on history, current issues, standards in the profession (Skill Standards, ethics, credentialing, and accreditation), professional issues, counseling theory, skills, case management, group and family counseling, organizational and community change, consultation and supervision, human development, cultural competence, how to work with select populations, career development, and research, evaluation, and assessment.
  • Experiential exercises at the end of each chapter offer a wide variety of activities that students can complete in class or at home.
  • Ethical vignettes at the end of each chapter encourage students to contemplate and reflect upon the content.

Theory, Practice, and Trends in Human Services: An Introduction


1. Defining the Human Service Professional.
2. History and Current Issues in Human Services.
3. Standards in the Profession: Skill Standards, Credentialing, Program Accreditation, and Ethics.
4. Theoretical Approaches to Human Service Work.
5. The Helping Interview: Skills, Process, and Case Management.
6. Development of the Person.
7. Couples, Family, and Group Helping.
8. Organizational and Community Change and the Role of Consultation and Supervision.
9. Culturally Competent Helping and Diversity.
10. Working with Varied Client Populations.
11. Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
12. Career Development, Processes, and Resources: Your Future in Human Services.
Appendix A: Websites of Professional Associations.
Appendix B: Ethical Standards of Human Service Professionals.
Appendix C: Overview of DSM-5 Diagnostic Categories.
Appendix D: Consultation at a Mental Health Center.

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