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Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling, 5th Edition

  • Richard S. Sharf University of Delaware
  • ISBN-10: 0495804703  |  ISBN-13: 9780495804703
  • 544 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2002, 1997
  • © 2010 | Published
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About

Overview

A must-read for practicing counselors and counselors-in-training, APPLYING CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORY TO COUNSELING demonstrates how to apply principles of career development in a counseling setting! Highly praised for its clear writing style, useful case examples and diversity coverage, Sharf strikes the ideal balance between theory and application. The book's companion Web site reinforces key concepts with discussion questions, tutorial quizzes, and relevant links.

Features and Benefits

  • An approachable writing style easily translates how each career development theory can be used in counseling.
  • Each chapter discusses the theory in terms of its implication for using occupational information, using assessment instruments, and navigating special issues that may affect the application of the theory.
  • Case examples bring concepts to life by illustrating the conceptual approach of each theory.
  • Every chapter integrates diversity coverage by addressing the application of career development theories to women and culturally diverse populations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
Part I: TRAIT AND TYPE THEORIES.
2. Trait and Factor Theory.
3. Occupations: Information and Theory.
4. Work Adjustment Theory.
5. Holland's Theory of Types.
6. Myers-Briggs Type Theory.
Part II: LIFE-SPAN THEORY.
7. Career Development in Childhood.
8. Adolescent Career Development.
9. Late Adolescent and Adult Career Development.
10. Adult Career Crises and Transitions.
Part III: SPECIAL FOCUS THEORIES.
11. Constructivist and Narrative Approaches to Career Development.
12. Relational Approaches to Career Development.
13. Krumboltz's Social Learning Theory.
14. Social Cognitive Career Theory.
15. Career Decision-Making Approaches.
Part IV: THEORETICAL INTEGRATION.
16. Theories in Combination.
Appendix A. CACREP Criteria.
Appendix B. Tests and Their Publishers.
Appendix C. Websites.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

What's New

  • Sharf revised every chapter in the fifth edition to reflect the results of any new research or changes in the theory, including international research that makes a major contribution to career development research.
  • Chapter 7 (Career Development in Childhood) now features a greater focus on childhood cognitive development; significant revisions to Gottfredson's theory of circumscription, compromise and self-creation; and an added compromise aspect of her theory with the examination of three difficulties young people have in making career decisions.
  • Chapter 8 (Adolescent Career Development) emphasizes Super's work on adolescent career development; Vondracek's work on vocational identity is also covered more thoroughly.
  • Due to increasing interest in CACREP standards, the standards now comprise Appendix A and map out how the text's content correlates to them.
  • Chapter 11 (Constructivist and Narrative Approaches to Career Development) examines Savickas's career construction theory, which integrates narrative counseling with other career development theories.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285845196 | ISBN-13: 9781285845197)

Written by Richard Sharf, this new Student Manual provides students with additional resources to solidify key concepts, apply and understand their own career development from a theoretical perspective, and learn useful client exercises whether doing practice or working on-the-job.

List Price = $61.95  | CengageBrain Price = $61.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.25

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

List Price = $32.00  | CengageBrain Price = $32.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Student Supplements

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285845196 | ISBN-13: 9781285845197)

Written by Richard Sharf, this new Student Manual provides students with additional resources to solidify key concepts, apply and understand their own career development from a theoretical perspective, and learn useful client exercises whether doing practice or working on-the-job.

List Price = $61.95  | CengageBrain Price = $61.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.25

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

List Price = $32.00  | CengageBrain Price = $32.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard S. Sharf

Richard S. Sharf has been a counseling psychologist at the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware for 37 years, providing counseling to university students. He also was the internship coordinator for the Psychology Doctoral Internship program. In addition, he taught graduate courses in counseling in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. In writing THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES, he corresponded with over 70 experts on theories of psychotherapy to ensure that the book is accurate and up to date. He is also author of APPLYING CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORY TO COUNSELING, 6th Edition (©2014, Cengage Learning).