In our world today there are a very large number of problems that human service client

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The Range of Problems Facing Human Service Clients Chaleetra Johnson-Hornes University Of Phoenix Karen Miner 18 August 2014 BSH/305 “Problems for clients are rarely single issues and the human service Professional should approach each client with the expectation of more than One problem.” (Woodside & McClam, 2011, p. 13) In our world today there are a very large number of problems that human service client’s face on a daily basis and problems in living is at the top of the list because there are many people who are not capable of taking care of them-selves physically, financially or mentally. These clients are all different ages and nationalities. Stemming from the elderly and mentally challenged, the …show more content…

The National Institute on Drug Addiction reveals substance abuse has been linked to mental health problems, illness and occupational problems. It affects their social life and their ability to function as a healthy individual (The Truth about Drugs pg.21, 22, 35). The complexity of the assistance required from the human service professional depends on the severity of the problem and the state of the client. The human service professional can use the Erikson’s stages developmental model to identify some of the problems with earlier stages of the basic human life span. It is also important to develop a relationship with the client by breaking the ice and asking open-ended questions in order to get them to open up about their problems. The helping process occurs over a period of time and there is preparation, exploring the problems and intervention strategies put in place to determine if other referrals are needed. Responsive listening or SOLER is a method created by G. E. Egan to communicate to the client that the human service professional is listening (Egan, 2002). SOLER stands for: S: Sit SQUARELY on to the client, preferably at a 5 o’clock position to avoid the possibility of staring. O: Maintain an OPEN posture at all times, not crossing your arms or legs which can appear defensive. L: LEAN slightly in towards the client. E: Maintain EYE CONTACT with the client without staring. R: RELAX. This should in turn help the client to relax In conclusion the range

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