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.