Define the term “the whole person” and explain why this is important in human services and explain the components of “the whole person” When a client comes in for help they are coming in as individuals that have a multifaceted perspective that includes psychological, biological, cultural, social, financial, educational, vocational, and spiritual components (Woodside & McClam, 2015). All these components encompass life experiences that they have been through with family, friends, their health, school, work, their legal status, residency, their safety and security, their finances, their well- being, and their accomplishments (Woodside & McClam, 2015). The perspective are integrated with the individual which form the whole person (Woodside & McClam, 2015). The term the whole person is important in human services because when a client comes in they are not coming in with just a single problem and as human service professionals we have to look at the issue and address it as a whole instead of a single issue (Woodside & McClam, 2015). There may be underlying issues that do not come up ...
Introduction to human services has given me a glimpse of what the human services professions do, the task are not always easy. They are committed to helping clients become empowered, by helping them to grow to becoming whole, and functional.
A human service profession can be defined as a holistic and wellness approach that attempts to understand the individuals within the context of their career, love, and relationships, and group interaction from the counseling profession. According to Woodside &McClam(2015, p. 5), human service is derived from six perspectives such as the themes and purpose of human service, the interdisciplinary nature of human service, the helping relationship, management principles, professional and professional activities. These all six aspects are unique needs of individuals, families and communities. In human service work, social workers need to specialized body of knowledge and skill for each practice setting, each special population group, and each psychosocial issue. According to Clubok (As cited in Ed Neukrug, 2000, p. 33) human service knowledge base is derived as much from psychology, guidance, and counseling, nursing. Field learning can be organized along fields of practice. The field concerns with a range of disabilities including speech and languages
The person-in-environment approach views a client’s problems by how they react to the environmental contexts within their environment and how they occur. According to Gordon and Richmond, it has been stated that the person-in-environment approach is the “cornerstone” of social work practice. (as cited in Rogers, 2016, p.24). A clients’ systems are the interrelated aspects of a clients’ lives where all parts come together to function. Social workers utilize and focus on a clients’ systems when applying the person-in-environment. A clients’ system is anything that they interact with and hold roles in their lives. These systems can be on a micro level which is the individual and their biology, personality, and genetics. The individuals’ mezzo level would include their immediate environment, family, school, friends, or work. A macro level would include the larger social aspects of a clients’ life such as government policies, discrimination, oppression, or social class. Social workers incorporate these interactions and how they impact clients’ and their presenting problems. This theory and approach are beneficial as it allows a social worker to find out what resources are available to the client during their time with the worker (Rodgers,
One of the five key principles of care practice is to ‘Support people in having a voice and being heard,’ (K101, Unit 4, p.183). The key principles are linked to the National Occupational Standards for ‘Health and Social Care’. They are a means of establishing and maintaining good care practice. Relationships based on trust and respect should be developed between care receivers and care givers, thus promoting confidence whilst discussing personal matters without fear of reprisal and discrimination.
The field of Human Services can be very challenging. However, it can also have moments of being very rewarding. Human Services, according to the National Organization for Human Services, “is broadly defined as having a unique approach towards meeting the goals of human needs. These goals are met through interdisciplinary knowledge, being involved with the totality and overall quality of one’s life, remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment throughout the process” (NOHS, 2009). With the ability to work well with people, it is evident that Human Services personnel would make a positive contribution to our world.
Human services covers as broad range of professions and many of the professionals use different models to be able to provide the proper services to their clients. There are three different models used currently by human service professionals, which are the medical model, the public health model, and the human service model (Woodside & McClam, 2015). The models may be used independently or used together based on how the professional chooses to provide the services (Woodside & McClam, 2015). The three different models have certain philosophical assumptions that guide their practices, the assumptions reflect the beliefs about the cause of the problem, their treatment, and how the professional uses the model (Woodside & McClam,
Weick (1992) states “every person has an inherent power that may be characterized as life force, transformational capacity, life energy, spirituality, regenerative potential, and healing power, which is a potent form of knowledge that can guide personal and social transformation” (p. 24). No matter the crisis or oppression, it needs to be brought to client’s realization that they are strong, resilient and can overcome. They may not be aware of this inner power due to the constant stress and overwhelming sense of impending doom in their lives, but with the help of the strengths perspective, we can assist clients in realizing that they have strengths as well as weaknesses. Clients want to know that they can rely on social workers to provide adequate resources and respect their current situation, no matter how difficult it may be. Clients want to know that we can empathize with their situation and provide support, care and concern for the issues they are going through; they need to know that we will help them achieve their goals and not give up on them as many may have before in their lives. Saleeby (2013) states “your cli...
As a human service professional, hereafter to referred to as, “HSP”, I am very well aware that my attitudes and beliefs would differ from his for the fact I did not grow up in the same environment as Andre. No matter where someone came from, it is a HSP responsibility to remain impartial and treat the client with respect, without prejudice and of course not hold any type of stereotypical thoughts pertaining to Andre for the previous life he has lead. Like him cleaning up and trying to move on, we must start with a clean slate. Being open to everything he is confiding in you as a professional will allow the sessions to be effective in the outcome of his treatment. When you are a HSP, your education never ends. There are always new laws passing
The United States is a well off country, yet there are a large number of Americans who can't manage the cost of satisfactory human services. The present medicinal services framework utilizes a huge measure of cash, yet is terribly wasteful. There is stand out commonsense answer for this raising issue; The U.S. requirements to supplant its present private human services framework with an all inclusive medicinal services program because of its advantages in cost, accessibility to all and expanded effectiveness.
Carl Rogers founded the Person-Centered Approach on the idea that client/therapist relationships can only be successful if the therapist’s attitude toward the client is being built on three core conditions: Congruence which is being real and authentic, Unconditional Positive Regard which is being accepting and nonjudgmental of the client, and Empathy which is sensing feelings as well as personal meanings clients are experiencing (Corsini & Wedding, 2008). Other concepts of the Person-Centered Approach include: importance of self-awareness, self- actualization and growth, belief that humans are self-determining ...
The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client and to guide the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with the client’s process of self-discovery. A person centered approach is about ensuring someone with a disability is at the center of decisions which relate to their life. A person centered process involves listening, thinking together, coaching, sharing ideas, and seeking feedback. The goal is for the client to achieve greater independence. This will allow the client to better cope with any current and future problems they may
Even though I may not go into the Human Service profession, the lesson I learned can be applied to any career that I choose to go into. Every person should be taken out of their comfort zone in order to understand people of a different race or culture. Being exposed to different cultures and beliefs can also help me to education my young children when it comes to different worldviews. So in reality, this course is not only helping me, but another
In this essay I will compare person-Centred counselling with cognitive-Behavioural counselling and their different approaches and why the counselling relationship is so important. There will be a brief outline of what Person Centred and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy.