A Practical Guide for Professional Development, Second Edition
Human services?...That must be so rewarding.
Special Education
Avoid burnout! This survival guide features insightful comments from human services professionals along with self-analysis exercises designed to help those in human services approach their work more realistically and optimistically.
63320 978-1-55766-332-0
1999 240
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The second edition of this ultra-practical resource helps both students and professionals in the human services fields be more focused and fulfilled in the work they do. By working through self-analysis exercises on issues such as work-related values and conflicts, personal goals and limits, respect for consumers, collaboration among colleagues, and stress management, readers can learn to avoid burnout and approach their work more realistically and optimistically.

The author offers practical examples and essential survival tips to help professionals keep up with changes in the human services field. The book is illuminated by candid, insightful comments from a variety of experienced professionals, including those who work with people with disabilities, children who have been abused, people with substance addictions, people with chronic mental illnesses, and people at risk for HIV/AIDS.

An essential preservice and in-service training text, as well as an excellent self-help resource for professionals in direct services, social work, counseling, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, special education, rehabilitation, elder care, and any other human services profession.

About the Author
And Introducing...

Section I: HUMAN Services Professional

  1. On Knowing Yourself,
    or What's a Nice Person Like You Doing in a Job Like This?
  2. On Minding Other People's Business,
    or Who Appointed You?

Section II: Human SERVICES Professional
  1. Human Problems, Human Services Values,
    or How Shall We Help?
Section III: Human Services PROFESSIONAL
  1. Professional Relationships,
    or People Who Need People
  2. Time Management,
    or A Time for Every Purpose under the Heaven
  3. Communication,
    or Did You Say What I Heard?
  4. Professional Development,
    or Find Your Job, and Love It
Section IV: Again, HUMAN
  1. Stress Management,
    or Mama Never Told Me There'd Be Days Like This
  2. The Proactive Human Services Professional,
    or Putting It All Together

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Marlene Maheu - January 1, 2000
"Well-organized. . . . Provides clear direction for techniques people can use to help themselves, and is systematic and thorough in its approach to the issues involved. I would recommend this book highly and without reservation."