ENGL 1100 (Wright): Health and Human Services: SAHS

This is a Course Guide for a Health and Human Services contextualized English 1100 course. It contains readings used in the course as well as links to the various academic topic/program area Research Guides.

Program Areas

Social & Human Services

Readings for this program are listed below.  The readings are sorted by personal, topical, and research issues to correspond to the three writing projects in the course.

Research Guides

This link is for the Research Guide related to the program area.  Links found in this Research Guide will lead you to websites, books, journals, and other resources connected to the program.

Readings-Social & Human Services


Brown, S. (2017). Burnout... the high cost of caring? Burnout is an ever-present risk in the caring professions. Sally Brown talks to counsellors about their experiences, and how to avoid it. Therapy Today, 28(9), 8–11.


Burnett, A. (2019, May 26). How a ‘certified gay woman’ is helping LGBTQ folks beat eating disorders. Advocate.


Casey, J. T. (2019, March 28). From dreamer to making the dream come true.


CBS News. (2019, June 14). The disturbing, heartbreaking reality of Child Protective Services caseworkers.


Galgut, C. (2013). Continuing to work after my mother’s death. Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal, 13(1), 20–23.


National Association of Social Workers. (2019, May 23). NASW condemns Alabama’s passage of nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion law.


Shields, B. (2019, May 31). From foster child to advocate: After years in the system, West Tennessee man gives back. Jackson Sun.



Barden, S. M., Conley, A. H., & Young, M. E. (2015). Integrating health and wellness in mental health counseling: Clinical, educational, and policy implications. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 37(2), 152–163.


Canady, V. A. (2018). More bilingual mental health counselors needed to serve as language brokers. Mental Health Weekly, 28(40), 1–8.


Coward, K. (2017). Healing through hip-hop. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 15(1), 13–14.


Cross, J. R., & Cross, T. L. (2015). Clinical and mental health issues in counseling the gifted individual. Journal of Counseling & Development, 93(2), 163–172.


Fischer, J. (2019, January 22). Virginia Board of Psychology votes to ban gay conversion therapy for minors.


Garde, E. L., Manning, V., & Lubman, D. I. (2017). Characteristics of clients currently accessing a national online alcohol and drug counselling service. Australasian Psychiatry, 25(3), 250–253.


Helm, A. (2019, March 27). It’s becoming more evident: The stress of racism is killing our babies...and us. The Root.


Hooper, L. M. (2018). Language brokering and mental health outcomes. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 40(4), 281–285.


More counselors accept some drinking or drug use. (2012). Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly, 24(43), 3–4.


Offutt, L. (2019, March 6). Federal judge rules UnitedHealth improperly denied mental health coverage. Jurist.


Reeves, A. (2010). Reaching out for help. Therapy Today, 21(5), 15–17.


Sears, A. (2019, March 4). Elevating awareness of PA social workers. Public News Service.


Shapiro, J. (2019, January 22). For many with disabilities, ‘Let It Go’ is an anthem of acceptance. MPR News.



Alimujiang, A., Wiensch, A., Boss, J., Fleischer, N. L., Mondul, A. M., McLean, K.,...Pearce, C. L. (2019). Association between life purpose and mortality among US adults older than 50 years. Jama Network Open, 2(5).


Bemak, F., & Chung, R. C. (2017). Refugee trauma: Culturally responsive counseling interventions. Journal of Counseling & Development, 95(3), 299–308.


Bonar, E. E., & Rosenberg, H. (2010). Substance abuse professionals’ attitudes regarding harm reduction versus traditional interventions for injecting drug users. Addiction Research & Theory, 18(6), 692–707.


Gallo, L. L., Moro, R. R., & Moore, L. (2019). Suicide content published in counseling journals: A 21-year content analysis to inform research and practice. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 41(2), 158–172.


Giordano, A. L., Stare, B. G., & Clarke, P. B. (2015). Overcoming obstacles to empathy: The use of experiential learning in addictions counseling courses. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 10(1), 100–113.


Landrum, B., Knight, D. K., Becan, J. E., & Flynn, P. M. (2015). To stay or not to stay: Adolescent client, parent, and counselor perspectives on leaving substance abuse treatment early. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 24(6), 344–354.


Nadal, K. L., Griffin, K. E., Wong, Y., Hamit, S., & Rasmus, M. (2014). The impact of racial microaggressions on mental health: Counseling implications for clients of color. Journal of Counseling & Development, 92(1), 57–66.


Shea, M., Wong, Y. J., Nguyen, K. K., & Gonzalez, P. D. (2019). College students’ barriers to seeking mental health counseling: Scale development and psychometric evaluation. Journal of Counseling Psychology. (Supplemental).


Wilson, T. A., Knezevic, B., Kibugi, B., Peterson, P., & Polacek, E. (2018). Experiences and retention among rural mental health counselors. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 40(3), 240–248.

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