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Client Paper
Timberly R. Hobson-Carter
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Introduction Human services clients face a wide range of problems such as drug and alcohol addiction, domestic abuse, mental and physical issues as well as family issues or dysfunctional. Regardless of the issues or conflicts the client may be experiencing, the human services professional (HSP) must be equip to handle these issues and/or issues by communicating efficiently with the client. From the human service side, problems have two components: a description of a problem/situation, and the course of action to resolve it (Woodside, M. & McClam, T. (2011)). The HSP can help the client in various ways such as gathering information from the client, researching services/agencies, and talking to the client about their feelings (Woodside, M. & McClam, T. (2011)).

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A problem is something existing to the client and causing them trouble, pain, grieve, or discomfort (Woodside, M. & McClam, T. (2011)). Problems have solutions, whether they’re short or long term solutions. If not solutions, they can always be addressed. Before a problem can be solved or address, it has to be identified then the course of action can planned and executed. There are some problems, a client may be experiencing can be solved and addressing while others are long term and need more time to solve and address (Woodside, M. & McClam, T. (2011)). Problems that could be considered long term is drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence, physical or mental disability or grief. The helping skills that a HSP can and will use to help a client are communication, listening and responding, resources, and a desire to help. Communication is the upmost important because HSP have to know how to communicate with clients. Communication consist of sending messages to other people to intent affect another…...

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