Critical Thinking: Application to Human Services

Conflict and power differences can come in all shapes and forms in the human services field. Professionals need to have a good understanding of how they exist and take appropriate steps to make sure they do not negatively impact the client relationship. As we finish the course, consider the following:
What are some ways that a human service professional can respond to conflict in their work setting? Or when working with a client?
How can human service workers maintain boundaries to ensure that their professional role is not compromised?
What outcomes might result from failing to be aware of power differentials in the client-professional relationship?

DeVito, J.A. (2016). The interpersonal communication book (14th ed.). Boston: Pearson.

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