Essential Elements of Career Counseling
Processes and Techniques
|Format:||Paperback, 192 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 11 March 2008|
The second edition of this textbook focuses primarily on the practice of career counseling by describing some of the basic techniques and resources that can be used to support the theories of career choice and development. The authors present information and a structure that is robust and, as such, can be widely applied. They also address some emerging issues such as Web-based counseling and provide case studies throughout the text. A belief in quality career counseling is at the forefront of this book, as well as the exploration of various myths and emerging trends. Career counseling is defined and the competencies that counselors need to pursue as part of their training agenda are outlined. As a supplement, the text includes the NCDA guidelines for competency standards and ethical guidelines as appendicies at the back of the book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Career Counseling: Myths, Realities, and Emerging Trends What is Career Counseling? Factors Contributing to Shifts in Career Counseling Seven Common Career Counseling Myths Defining Career Counseling Career Counseling Competencies Chapter 2 Using Career Theories to Help Clients Theory of John L. Holland Theory of Donald E. Super Theory of John Krumboltz Constructivist Approaches Chapter 3 Context and Career Planning Internal Variables External Variables Chapter 4 Negotiating the Career Counseling Relationship Creating a Mattering Climate Building Bridges Negotiating the Working Alliance Coping with Client Reluctance Chapter 5 Defining the Client's Career Concerns Elaborating the Problem Viewing the Problem Through a Metaphoric Lens Changing Direction Chapter 6 Exploring the Problem: Understanding the Self Questioning and Storytelling Metaphors Structured Assessment Limitations Chapter 7 Exploring the Problem: Contextual and Labor Market Options Social Context Educational and Work/Leisure Context Labor Market Options (A Personal View) Chapter 8 Using Websites in Support of Career Counseling Deciding Whether to Use a Technology-Based Intervention Selecting Systems and Sites Chapter 9 Building and Using a Virtual Career Center Components of a Virtual Career Center Local Information as a Part of the Virtual Career Center Access to Web Counseling Monitoring Feature Organization of the Virtual Career Center Sample Sites Chapter 10 Consolidation, Decision Making, and Action Planning Consolidation Decision Making Readiness for Action Planning Developing the Action Plan Advocacy and Social Action Chapter 11 Implementing Action Plans Providing Support to Clients Processing New Insights and Information Action Plans That Aren't Followed Through Handling Additional Concerns Chapter 12 Evaluating Client Progress Evaluating Client Progress During the Course of Career Counseling Evaluating Client Progress at the End of Career Counseling Chapter 13 Adapting Career Counseling to Counseling Settings School Settings University Settings Community Settings Appendix A The National Career Development Association's Career Counseling Competencies and Performance Indicators Appendix B National Career Development Association Ethical Standards (Revised 2003)
About the Author
Norman Amundson is a professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. A leader in the field of career development, Amundson recently received the Best Book Award from the Canadian Counseling Association for his book Active Engagement (Ergon Communications, 2003). His research focuses on counseling methods, unemployment, and changes in working life, while his numerous lectures, articles, workshops and seminars emphasis the importance of imagination, creativity, and action in the career counseling process.
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 19.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.33 kg)|