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Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling 6th Edition

Richard S. Sharf

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  • 544 Pages
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Help your students go beyond learning only about theories, and show them how to apply concepts in a counseling setting with Sharf's APPLYING CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORY TO COUNSELING, Sixth Edition. Useful for practicing counselors and counselors-in-training, Sharf's text covers three major theoretical areas: Trait and Type theory, Life-span theory, and Special-focus theory. The final chapter discusses theoretical integration, using each theory to provide a unique perspective on career development. The text features numerous case examples, discusses practical and theoretical career assessment, and integrates career theory with contemporary and historical labor-market information. Information about websites for internships, counseling organizations, and jobs has been added to help readers (and their clients) in their careers. Also included are the 2009 CACREP standards for Career Development. Highly praised for its clear writing style, relevant case examples, and extensive diversity coverage, APPLYING CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORY TO COUNSELING, Sixth Edition strikes the ideal balance between theory and application. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections

Richard S. Sharf, University of Delaware

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).
  • A Theory Outline at the beginning of each chapter summarizes major points of the theory to be covered, introducing students to the upcoming material and providing a convenient tool for review. Chapters 1 and 16, which don't present descriptions of a specific theory, include Chapter Highlights instead.
  • Each chapter has been revised to reflect the results of new research and any subsequent changes in the theory under discussion. Research conducted outside of the United States--for instance, a marked increase from countries in Africa--continues to make a greater contribution to career development research discussed in the textbook.
  • Chapter 3, "Occupations: Information and Theory," presents updated occupational information for the United States labor market and a greater number of references about the global labor market.
  • Chapter 7, "Career Development in Childhood," offers new ideas and insights. Coverage features a revised discussion of Super's early growth stage of children's career development, which has been modified by the results of Howard and Walsh's studies concerning the fantasy substage--including Level 1 (Pure Association) and Level 2 (Magical Thinking). Discussion of the modification of Super's interest substage includes material on Level 3 (External Activities).
  • Chapter 8, "Adolescent Career Development," provides recent views on Super's late growth stage of adolescent career development, which has been modified by Howard and Walsh's work on adolescent vocational reasoning (e.g., Level 4 on Internal Processes and Capacities and Level 5 on Interaction). The author also presents new information on work by Vondracek and his colleagues on the concept of vocational identity.
  • The author helps readers translate theory to practice, using an approachable writing style that makes it easy for them to understand how each career development theory can be used in counseling.
  • Each theory is discussed in terms of its implication for using occupational information and assessment instruments, and for 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.
  • All case material includes counseling dialogues to demonstrate to student counselors how a counselor thinks and responds when using a theory of career development.
  • Every chapter integrates diversity coverage by addressing the application of career development theories to women and culturally diverse populations.
1. Introduction.
2. Trait and Factor Theories.
3. Occupations: Information and Theory.
4. Work Adjustment Theory.
5. Holland's Theory of Types.
6. Myers-Briggs Type Theory.
7. Career Development in Childhood.
8. Adolescent Career Development.
9. Late Adolescent and Adult Career Development.
10. Adult Career Crises and Transitions.
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.
16. Theories in Combination.
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