Human Services: Concepts and Intervention Strategies (10th Edition)

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9780205520985: Human Services: Concepts and Intervention Strategies (10th Edition)

<>The Tenth Edition of this trend-setting book offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of human services, with an emphasis on practical application, and increased coverage of multicultural issues.

 

It provides a comprehensive grounding in the broad range of careers available in the human services, an introduction to the skills that are required for those careers, and case examples to help students visualize different career choices.

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Human Services:  Concepts and Intervention Strategies

Tenth Edition

 

Joseph J. Mehr, Illinois Department of Human Services

Ronald Kanwischer, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

 

 

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This trendsetting text offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of human services, with an emphasis on practical application, and increased coverage of multicultural issues. The text provides a comprehensive grounding in the broad range of careers available in the human services, an introduction to the skills that are required for those careers, and case examples to help students visualize different career choices.

 

 

What the reviewers are saying...



“It is easy to read, has good discussion questions and thoroughly covers the main elements of the profession...there does not seem to be any on the market that is significantly better.”

-- Elizabeth A. Coccia, Austin Community College

 

 

“Human Services: Concepts and Intervention Strategies is an excellent broad based textbook that provides a comprehensive view of not only human services, but social work also. The textbook examines issues within the field of social work, criminal justice, and psychology.”

-- Annie M. Chavis, Fayetteville State University

 

 

“The writing style is very clear–with good, understandable, engaging examples.  A key indicator is student comments and there have been no complaints.”

-- Mikel Hogan, Coastline Community College

 

 

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About the Author:

Joseph Mehr has been involved with the Human Services field virtually since its inception.  In the 1960s he developed an NIMH Paraprofessional Manpower and Training grant which funded the development of a Human Service career series for the state of Illinois. In the 1970s he wrote, and obtained a U.S. Foundation for Higher Education grant to integrate Mental Health system training programs with the college and University systems, allowing many human service workers to acquire college credit for their ongoing employment training. He is a Clinical Psychologist with years of college teaching experience in Psychology and in Human Services, and has written well regarded college texts for both fields. In the late 1970s he wrote one of the first college level introductory texts in the field of Human Services.  In 2001 he retired from his full time work, and currently is actively engaged in clinical consultation.



Ronald Kanwischer is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at SIU School of Medicine.  He serves as the Outpatient Residency Services Coordinator, Director of Continuing Education for the Department of Psychiatry, as well as a psychotherapist and teacher.  He has over twenty-seven years of experience in the fields of substance abuse and mental health.  Mr. Kanwischer consults to a variety of service systems on clinical and client motivational issues including the Illinois Department of Human Services, community agencies, and the Criminal Justice system.  He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and teaches Motivational Interviewing in workshops and on an individual basis.


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