A guide to the helping professions

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Allyn and Bacon, Oct 26, 2000 - Business & Economics - 317 pages
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This book introduces readers to the human service profession by examining the work environment, reviewing the essential skills required of human service professionals, and guiding readers with their career planning in the field. By using case studies, examples, and self-tests, this book provides students with a realistic view of the daily decisions that must be made by professional helpers. This guide provides an overview of the issues and problems that create a need forprofessional assistance increasing readers' awareness of why health and human services agencies are needed. Current treatment methods and service delivery systems that best connect clients to the assistance they need are also discussed. Potential social workers or anyone interested in learning more about Human Services and the counseling profession.

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Contents

Stages and Skills of Counseling
23
Rapport and Relationship
43
Assessing Client Problems
74
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About the author (2000)

Duane Brown has been a counseling professor for over 35 years and has been a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for over 25 years. He received his Ph.D. in counseling with a minor in psychology from Purdue University. During his time at the University of North Carolina, he has been the coordinator for the Counseling and Counseling Psychology Program and the School Counseling Program, and has served as the Chairperson for the Division of Human Development and Psychological Services. He has written several texts with Allyn and Bacon, McGraw-Hill, Houghton-Mifflin, Jossey-Bass, and the American Counseling Association.