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

Edward S. Neukrug

ISBN-13: 9781305271494 | ISBN-10: 1305271491

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 416 pages

List Price USD $173.95


This easy-to-understand text addresses critical topics in human services to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the field. You'll learn about professional issues and major theories related to human service work as well as about how to work with varying client populations and become a culturally competent helper. Major content areas include professional issues, standards in the profession (skill standards, ethics, accreditation, and credentialing), history, counseling theory, helping skills, human development, group and family counseling, community systems, consultation and supervision, and research, testing, and evaluation. The last chapter (on career development) gives you an opportunity to examine whether human services is the right field for you and helps you understand the career counseling process. The book is further distinguished by its experiential emphasis, unique use of personal vignettes, and focus on the development of the helper.

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Meet the Authors

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Edward S. Neukrug is the Professor of Counseling at Old Dominion University, Dr. Ed Neukrug has made a substantial impact on the fields of counseling and human services. An author of 11 books and dozens of articles and chapters in books, his works have been read by thousands of counseling and human services students and professionals. A leader in several counseling and human services associations, he has helped steer the fields toward the future. In addition, Dr. Neukrug was the architect of the original ethics code of the National Association of Human Services (NOHS) and served in a variety of capacities for professional associations. He has several open-access, free websites which focus on learning of counseling theories, understanding one’s view of human nature, testing and assessment, and more. His commitment to, and work in, the counseling and human services professions has been unwavering. Dr. Neukrug has received numerous awards for his work, including twice receiving the President’s award from NOHS and recently receiving the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Fellows designation. You can view his works, open access websites, and accomplishments at www.counselingbooksetc.com and atwww.odu.edu/~eneukrug..

  • This edition is updated throughout to reflect current research, standards, and practice, including the new code of ethics from the National Organization of Human Services. Although two chapters have been added, the number of pages is about the same.
  • The previous edition's chapter on working with diverse clients has been expanded and now appears as Chapter 10, "Working with Varied Client Populations."
  • The last edition's Afterword is now the book's final chapter, "Career Development, Processes, and Resources: Your Future in Human Services." This chapter allows a deeper look at career development models and how they can be applied to both the student and the student's clients. It also provides critical information for students interested in furthering their education.
  • Content from the previous edition's Chapter 10, "A Look to the Future," has been integrated into the "Current Issues" section of the new Chapter 2.
  • The material on human systems is now presented in two chapters: "Couples, Family, and Group Helping" (Chapter 7) and "Organization and Community Change and the Role of Consultation and Supervision" (Chapter 8).
  • The previous edition's Chapter 2 (on history and standards) has been split into two chapters to make the content more focused and accessible. The new Chapter 2, "History and Current Issues in Human Services," examines issues such as disaster and trauma training, evidence-based practice, social justice, and technology in social work. The new Chapter 3, "Standards in the Profession: Skill Standards, Credentialing, Program Accreditation, and Ethics," gives greater attention to these important standards.
  • A section in every chapter entitled "The Effective Human Service Professional" helps readers assess their development.
  • Each chapter opens with a personal vignette, written by the author, in which he shares his perspective and thoughts about being a helper.
  • Ethical vignettes at the end of each chapter encourage students to contemplate and reflect upon the content.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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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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