Power Differentials in Human Services

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As the saying goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.” For human services professionals, a high degree of care must be exercised when it comes to engaging with others, particularly as it relates to being mindful of the power dynamic that exists between the worker and client. In this final discussion forum, you will consider the course text and the ethical principles of the National Organization for Human Services in recognizing positive and negative elements of power you possess in a fictional or actual human services scenario.


Read Chapter 12 from The Interpersonal Communication Book and answer the six statements related to your interpersonal power (p. 311-312); read the National Organization for Human Services Ethical Standards for Human Service Professionals (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and consider the issue of power and influence in human services. Then, review your answers to the six statements and consider the degree of interpersonal power that you believe you possess.

Initial Post: Please prepare a 300-word minimum post that sufficiently addresses each of the items below. Don’t forget that it is critical to cite your sources of information, including the textbook, using APA formatting.

  • What would you identify as some of your personal communication strengths with respect to how you exercise power?
  • What would you identify as some of your personal communication growth areas with respect to how you exercise power?
  • If you were to imagine (or if you are currently) a human services professional working with a client population of your choice (e.g., children and families, the mentally ill, the homeless, etc.), how would (or do) you use your knowledge of your strengths and limitations, in addition to the ethical standards for human service professionals, to reduce the presence of negative power and influence that you might have in a situation with a client?

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Power Differentials in Human Services
DeVito, (2014) outlines six types of power that people possess depending on how others
perceive them. From the six questions, the one I scored most was the fourth item in the self-test
that measured persuasion or information power, which refers to the capacity to present an
argument in a logical and persuasive and logical manner. Con...

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