defining helping skills and explaining their importance in human services. Specifically:
Describe the human services professional practitioner’s roles in the helping process.
Explain how helping skills contribute to the effectiveness of those roles.
Based on the Selective Attention Test in the Pre-Discussion Activities, you know about viewing the “whole picture” in order to notice things that may be hidden or obscured. Why is this especially important in human services? Provide a human services–specific example where a practitioner does or does not see the whole picture. Explain the potential impact on the service user in the example.