© 2002

The Partnership Model in Human Services

Sociological Foundations and Practices


Part of the Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice book series (CSRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Background and Theoretical Foundations

  3. The Client’s Social World and Methods for Discovering It

  4. Models of Intervention and Evaluation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-308

About this book


This book provides students and practitioners with a theoretical and methodological foundation for implementing client- and family-centered `partnership' approaches in human services. Unlike other texts in the field, the author integrates the principles and practices of sociology with applied work in the helping professions and shows how key sociological concepts can be used to explain the nature of clients' perspectives and expand client opportunities.


Evaluation intervention nature social change sociology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University of PennsylvaniaIndiana

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Partnership Model in Human Services
  • Book Subtitle Sociological Foundations and Practices
  • Authors Rosalyn Benjamin Darling
  • Series Title Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46274-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-7323-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-47180-3
  • Series ISSN 1566-7847
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 308
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology, general
    Clinical Psychology
    Social Work
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`This volume represents a synthesis of human service practice and the academic field of sociology. The primary audience for this book is upper-level undergraduate sociology students, but the material has been used in a graduate course on sociological practice. Professionals practicing in the human service field, especially those without backgrounds in sociology who are trying to align their practices with the new client- and family-centered partnership models may find this book useful.'
Administration and Policy in Mental Health, January 2001