What is "Effective Human Service"?
Here, "human service" means "helping troubled persons fill current primary needs." Human-service providers include clergy, counselors, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, attorneys and judges, mediators, coaches, medical professionals, educators, social workers, consultants, law-enforcement pros, "customer service" reps, and similar occupations.
Human service ranges from "totally ineffective" to "completely effective." Effective means:
1) the help-seeker's and providers' current primary (vs. surface) needs were filled "well enough,"
2) in a way that pleased all participants well enough.
In any human-service transaction, there may be three or more judges of "effectiveness": the help-seeker/s, the provider/s, and interested third parties.