Human Services work is very rewarding for both the client and professional. In order to ensure effectiveness, it is crucial that the professional set the tone of a helping relationship from the beginning. This includes setting the relationship intentions and maintaining healthy boundaries.
Part 1: Research
Conduct some independent research. Using Rasmussen and other resources, locate an article on maintaining healthy relationships in Human Services.
Part 2: Reflect
For this assignment, you will use your critical thinking skills and reflect upon building positive, helping relationships with clients.
In a minimum of two-pages (not counting the title page and reference page) address the following:
Discuss how to create a positive, healthy helping relationship with a client.
Distinguish between a friendship and a helping relationship.
Identify characteristics of a helping relationship.
Identify personalization within the helping relationship.
Include a strategy for maintaining and/or ending the helping relationship.
Discuss your strengths and weaknesses and ways to improve helping skills.
Explain what area of the helping relationship you feel is most helpful for the client and specific ways you plan to emphasize the area.
Incorporate one (1) credible resource to support your communication style. Cite source used.
Use professional language including complete sentences and proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation throughout your paper. Be sure to cite any research sources in APA format.