“This text is a fantastic addition to the career counseling literature. Written in an engaging style, it exposes the reader to a broad spectrum of career counseling theories while offering a practical and manageable framework for applying this content to practice. As an instructor, I am delighted to see a text that is adaptable to beginning and advanced career counseling contexts, that addresses contemporary work issues and challenges, and that attends to the concerns and strengths of diverse clients. This is a book to keep on the shelf in the career counseling office long after class is over for quick reference to concepts, options, and strategies. It is the text that we have been waiting for!”
—Ellen Hawley McWhirter, PhD
University of Oregon
“The authors offer an unequalled and comprehensive examination of how to effectively begin career counseling, carefully build a therapeutic relationship, creatively incorporate vocational assessments, and contemplatively terminate counseling with career clients. Career Counseling is exceptional and certain to be a much used resource for counselors-in-training.”
—Karen M. O'Brien, PhD
University of Maryland
This book presents a practice-focused approach to career counselingthatwill help you expand your understanding of career development and enhance the skills and techniques in your career counseling repertoire. It incorporates the most widely used traditional career counseling practices with new and emerging career development concepts, making it an exceptional text for both counselors-in-training and seasoned practitioners. The in-depth examination of career counseling interventions provided, including the strengths-based approaches suggested by the positive psychology movement, will help you deliver the best counseling services possible and empower your clients to reach their career goals.
Topics discussed include traditional and postmodern career theories and approaches; counseling an increasingly diverse workforce and addressing cultural context issues such as race, class, gender, anddisability; forming a productive alliance with the client; gathering client information; using assessment inventories and instruments; developing client action plans; and navigating the termination process.
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