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Ethics

VI Ethics 01. Ethical considerations: A basic premise of human services that it is helpful in ethical consideration is to consider all human services to be experiments with human subjects. In fact, a strong argument could be made through examination of how such...

Cognitive Behavior ManagementSM Strategies

V. Cognitive Behavior ManagementSM Strategies Includes a collection of techniques and procedures, often incorporating: eliciting: is the process of asking a person probing questions in order to understand their hidden mental processes and in particular how they...

The Power of Messages

The Power of Messages Communication has three [03] major components: a sender, a message and a receiver. Each of these components must be consciously examined, and a strategy determined. Since we start from the assumption that we have no control over other persons, we...

Competence Model

Competence Model A. The advent of competence approaches is a fairly late development in human services. 1. Until recent years, professionals have been dominated by defect approaches. a. Adherents of defect approaches assume that pathological, socially deviant...

The Unanswerable Question

The Unanswerable Question When we are asked a question for which we don’t know the answer, most of us will guess. And our guess will be in terms that we understand and accept. If, for example, I ask how high is the Statue of Liberty in America - the guess may be well...

Imagery

X Imagery An image is a sense of …[something]. A thought is a meaning of …[something]. An image may include a meaning, so an image is in some fashion, more than a thought. Image as in imagining, does not need a visual picture. Although we tend to think of...

Motivation – Attribution & Expectancy

VIII Motivation – Attribution & Expectancy Summary of Attribution Theory [adapted from Kenneth J. Gailbraith] The motivation of achievement and the findings of attribution research lead Bernard Weiner to develop his attribution theory. Psychologists have defined...