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Essential Elements of Career Counseling Processes and Techniques

ISBN-10: 0131582186
ISBN-13: 9780131582187
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: The second edition of this textbook focuses primarily on the practice of career counseling by describing some of the basicnbsp;techniques and resources that can be used to support the theories of career choice and development.nbsp; The authors  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The second edition of this textbook focuses primarily on the practice of career counseling by describing some of the basicnbsp;techniques and resources that can be used to support the theories of career choice and development.nbsp; The authors present information and a structure thatnbsp;is robust and, as such,nbsp;can be widely applied.nbsp; They alsonbsp;address some emerging issues such as Web-based counseling and provide case studies throughout the text.nbsp; A belief in quality career counseling is at the forefront of this book, as well as the exploration of various myths and emerging trends.nbsp; Career counseling is defined and the competencies that counselors need to pursue as part of their training agenda are outlined.nbsp; As a supplement, the text includes the NCDA guidelinesnbsp;for competency standards and ethical guidelines as appendicies at the back of the book.nbsp;

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
Using Career Theories to Help Clients
Theory of John L. Holland
Counseling Goals
Sample Counselor-Client Interchange
Second Interview
Theory of Donald E. Super
Counseling Goals
Sample Client-Counselor Interchange
Second Interview
The Narrative Approach of Mark L. Savickas
Counseling Goals
Sample Client-Counselor Interchange
Theory of John Krumboltz
Counseling Goals and Steps
Sample Counselor-Client Interchange
Summary
Context and Career Planning
Internal Variables
Assessing Self-Variables
External Variables
Summary
Negotiating the Career Counseling Relationship
Creating a Mattering Climate
Building Bridges
Negotiating the Working Alliance
Coping with Client Reluctance
Fear of the Unfamiliar
Refusal to Acknowledge or Take Responsibility for the Problem
Job Loss and Job Search Burnout
Fighting the System
Secondary Gains
Mandated Participation
Summary
Defining the Client's Career Concerns
Elaborating the Problem
Viewing the Problem Through a Metaphoric Lens
Changing Direction
Summary
Exploring the Problem: Understanding the Self
Questioning and Storytelling
In Search of Flow and Excellence (Self)
In Search of Flow and Excellence (Others)
No Worries, Mate
Strengths in Other Places
Metaphors
Structured Assessment
Limitations
Summary
Exploring the Problem: Contextual and Labor Market Options
Social Context
Educational and Work/Leisure Context
Labor Market Options (A Personal View)
Summary
Using Websites in Support of Career Counseling
Deciding Whether to Use a Technology-Based Intervention
Selecting Systems and Sites
An Example
Summary
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
Summary
Consolidation, Decision Making, and Action Planning
Consolidation
Decision Making
Readiness for Action Planning
Developing the Action Plan
Advocacy and Social Action
Summary
Implementing Action Plans
Providing Support to Clients
Processing New Insights and Information
Action Plans That Aren't Followed Through
Handling Additional Concerns
Summary
Evaluating Client Progress
Evaluating Client Progress During the Course of Career Counseling
Career Counseling Goals Often Change Over Time
Career Counseling Is Often Short-Term Counseling
Evaluating Client Progress at the End of Career Counseling
Eliminate the Ambiguity
Addressing the Emotions Associated with Ending
Creating an Environment for a Positive Ending
Knowing When to Terminate
Summary
Adapting Career Counseling to Counseling Settings
School Settings
University Settings
Community Settings
Summary
The National Career Development Association's Career Counseling Competencies and Performance Indicators
National Career Development Association Ethical Standards (Revised 2003)
References
Index

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