An Introduction to Human Services

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The eighth edition of AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES delivers a uniquely practical and comprehensive introduction to the human services profession. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience as practitioners, educators, and researchers, this best-selling book defines human services, reviews the historical development of the field, and provides a practical overview of the profession. It thoroughly explores the current state of this rapidly evolving profession as well as the essential real-world skills practitioners need to succeed within it.

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Marianne Woodside, Professor Emerita, is affiliated with the Human Services, Mental Health Counseling, and Counselor Education programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has taught introduction to human services, case management, methods of helping, and 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 for Journal of Human Service Education, American Association for Counseling and Development Journal, and Tennessee Counseling Journal. Additionally, she served as vice-president of regional development and secretary of the National Organization for Human Services Education. Dr. Woodside has published a wide range of journal articles and has an extensive record of presentations at national and international meetings. Her many awards include the Distinguished Recognition Award from the Council for Standards in Human Service Education, the Professional Development Research Award from the National Organization for Human Services Education, the Helen B. Watson Outstanding Faculty Research Award, and the Educator's Hall of Honor Award. With Tricia McClam, Dr. Woodside is co-author of the successful AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES (8th Ed.), AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES: CASES AND APPLICATIONS (8th Ed.), GENERALIST CASE MANAGEMENT: A METHOD OF HUMAN SERVICE DELIVERY (5th Ed.), PROBLEM SOLVING IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS, HELPING PROCESS: ASSESSMENT TO TERMINATION, and INTERVIEWING: WHAT STUDENTS WANT TO KNOW. Dr. Woodside also wrote INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN SERVICES: HELPING STUDENTS FIND THEIR WAY (Sage).

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"A great text for introductory courses. It covers pertinent information without overwhelming a student with too much in-depth information or concepts too advanced at this early stage in their academic studies."

"The text is an excellent overview to the field for the student and [an] extremely useful game plan for the instructor of the course."

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