An Introduction to Human Services

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Cengage Learning, Jan 29, 2008 - Medical - 416 pages
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AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES, Sixth Edition, provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to the field of human services, including its historical development, fundamental concepts, and the essential skills students will need to succeed as working professionals. The text thoroughly explores the current state of this dynamic, evolving profession, illustrating key concepts in every chapter with compelling, real-world case studies. The authors’ engaging style helps students eagerly master even complex material and prepare for success in a variety of human services careers.
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Dr. Woodside is affiliated with the Counselor Education program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She currently coordinates the masters and doctoral programs in school, mental health, and counselor education. She teaches foundations of counselor education and supervises practicum and internship. Her primary research interests are international human services, human service education, and case management. Dr. Woodside has served on the editorial boards of Human Service Education and American Association for Counseling and Development Journal. She has published a wide range of articles in journals and has an extensive record of presentations at national and international meetings. Among her many awards are the Distinguished Recognition Award from the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (2001) and the Professional Development Research Award from the National Organization for Human Services Education (1999). Marianne Woodside and Tricia McClam have co-authored a number of books with Thomson Brooks/Cole.

Tricia McClam is affiliated with the Mental Health Counseling (Master's) and Counselor Education (Ph.D.) programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She teaches various courses in both programs, including Cross Cultural Counseling, Formal Measurement, and Case Management. Her research broadly deals with case management in human service delivery, professional development, and international human services. Dr. McClam is associate editor of International Education and past co-editor of Human Service Education, both refereed journals. Included among her professional awards are the Helen B. Watson Outstanding Faculty Research Award in the College of Education (1998), a Certificate of Appreciation from the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (2001), and the Miriam Clubok Award from the National Organization for Human Service Education (2003). With Marianne Woodside, Dr. McClam is co-author of GENERALIST CASE MANAGEMENT: A METHOD OF HUMAN SERVICE DELIVERY, PROBLEM SOLVING IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, and HELPING PROCESS: ASSESSMENT TO TERMINATION.

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