This thoroughly expanded edition of Howard Rosenthal’s Human Services Dictionary is an essential resource for counselors tackling licensing and certification exams such as the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and human service workers who wish to pass the Human Services Board Certified Practitioner's Examination (HS-BCPE).
With over 650 new entries, including terminology related to new areas such as neuroscience, emerging psychotherapeutic strategies, and the new NCE domain areas, definitions are purposely worded to help test takers answer typical questions that commonly show up on exams. Key features include reader-friendly definitions with accompanying examples and extensive cross-referencing, as well as short biographies of important figures in the field, a short history of human services, summaries of popular research experiments, and specialized and slang terms specific to the human service profession. Finally, a useful and up-to-date resource guide is included that delineates common statistical tests, psychoeducational instruments, and organizations.
Written in a clear and accessible style, this resource is suitable for anyone in the helping professions, from beginning undergraduate students to seasoned professionals.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Why This Dictionary is Going to be Your New Academic Best Friend; 2. Early Steps in Human Services Education Harold L. McPheeters, M.D.; 3. Human Services Terms A to Z; 4. Resources; The National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) at a Glance; The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) at a Glance; The Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner Examination (HS-BCPE) at a Glance; Statistical Tests Used In Counseling And Human Services Research; Parametric Tests; Nonparametric Tests; Major Psychoeducational, Career Counseling, and Diagnostic Tools; HIPAA Basics for Counselors; Sources for Obtaining Ethical Guidelines; Accrediting Organizations; Honors Societies; About the Author
Howard Rosenthal, Ed.D., CCMHC, HS-BCP, LPC, MAC, NCC, is a professor and lead faculty for Human Services and Addiction Studies at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. He is the author of the best-selling Encyclopedia of Counseling and Favorite Counseling and Therapy Techniques.
"The second edition of Dr. Rosenthal’s Human Services Dictionary is a valuable and practical resource for students, scholars, and practitioners. This comprehensive and well-researched collection of terms covers the broad field of human services with easy-to-understand definitions and real-world explanations. Every library and student should own a copy of this book." — Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW, professor, School of Social Work and executive director, Geriatric Education Center, St. Louis University
"Dr. Rosenthal has synthesized two years of graduate school knowledge into one convenient source that is essential for passing the NCE or the CPCE exam. Like his Encyclopedia of Counseling, this visionary review has brought together counseling and human services terminology, mnemonics, research, ethics, and other reference materials necessary in passing your licensing or certification exam. This is a vital resource that will be your touchstone and your key to success." — Linton Hutchinson, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, comprehensive exam specialist
"The Human Services Dictionary is a perfect balance between a human service study handbook for certification and licensure exams and a comprehensive technical guide for all things in the helping professions. The dictionary is a great resource for any student pursuing a professional degree or a professor teaching a foundation course." — Michael Kiener, Ph.D., CRC, director and clinical coordinator of rehabilitation counseling, Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker College of Health Professions, Maryville University