Improve your Human-service Effectiveness

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A Framework for Providing
Effective Human Service

By Peter K. Gerlach, MSW
Member NSRC Experts Council


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  Updated October 05, 2015

    This series for human-service providers is under construction   .

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Series Contents

      Foundations for all providers - read these in order to  prepare yourself to help other people effectively:

1)  Introduction

  • perspective on me and these Web pages,

  • ten steps to get the most from this series.

2)  See how these core premises for human-service providers compare to your beliefs.

3)  Review - perspective on human personalities and inherited psychological wounds

4) Review - perspective on human needs - the roots of all behavior.

5) An overview of how lethal psychological wounds + unawareness pass down the generations;

6) Learn Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy basics;

7) Perspective on motivating other people to change and resistance to change.

8) Requisites: are you qualified to provide effective human service?

9) How non-clinical helpers can Introduce parts-work to troubled people:












Social work

      The rest of these articles are for "mental health" professionals
like therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, marriage and family counselors, grief counselors, addiction counselors, licensed life coaches, spiritual advisors, etc. These articles assume you're familiar with online lessons 1 -6 in this Web site.

10)  Perspective on systemic clinical work

11)  First contact with potential clients and patients - initial assessment

12)  Working with troubled adults using inner-family (IFS) therapy

13)  Working with troubled relationships using inner-family (IFS) therapy

14)  Working with low-nurturance ("dysfunctional") families

15)  Working with troubled stepfamilies

16)  Common parts-work errors

17)  Common blocks to effective clinical parts-work

18)  Parts work and therapeutic transference

19)  Terminology and selected parts-work defiinitions

20)  Selected resources?

21)  Thoughts on prevention  

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