Serving and Surviving in Human Services


Examination of the idealism that frequently motivates individuals to select the human service field as a career by exploring the real demands of working with coworkers, rules, regulations, policies, procedures and customs of organizations. Exploration of the belief systems that characterize effective and ineffective helpers, strategies for recognizing and dealing with personal issues that may influence the provision of services to clients, and the development of a personal plan of action for surviving in the field as an ethical, self-caring practitioner. Because much of the self-awareness and explorative processes occur in groups, the course will also address the evolutionary process of psycho-educational groups. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): HSR221.