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Treatment Planning in Career Counseling 1st Edition

John Liptak

  • Published
  • 160 Pages


This process-oriented, how-to, and clinically oriented text is the book that the market has been waiting for. Ideal for both beginning and experienced career counselors, the text reviews the most influential career development theories and illustrates how to use them in developing treatment plans. The author provides a practical focus on how to most effectively and competently use these theories in practice, leaving the comprehensive overview and in-depth discussion of theories for other career counseling texts.

1. Introduction.
Who This Book is For. Basis of the Book. Overview of the Book.
2. The Complexity of Career Counseling.
Changes In the Workplace. Changes In the Career Counseling Profession. Changes In the Definition of Career. Changes In Variety of Clients.
3. Treatment Plans In Career Counseling.
The Need for Treatment Planning. Developing A Treatment Plan. Documentation of Treatment Plans.
4. Information-Gathering Process.
The Intake Assessment. Gathering Demographic and Career Information. Gathering Personal History Information.
5. Developing Rapport with the Client.
Interview Skills Used in the Intake Assessment. Developing Rapport with the Client. Observe and attend To the Client. Ask Pertinent Questions. Reflect Client's Feelings. Paraphrase the Client's Words. Use Encouragers. Clarify Mixed Messages. Summarize the Client's Information. Be Self-Reflective.
6. Self and World-Of-Work Assessment.
Self-Assessment. Quantitative Assessments. Qualitative Assessments. World-Of-Work Assessment.
7. Conceptualizing Developmental Theories.
Ginzberg's Developmental Model. Super's Theory Of Vocational Development. Socio-Economic Theory. Application of the Developmental Theories.
8. Conceptualizing Cognitive Theories.
Krumboltz Social Learning Theory of Career Decision Making. Social-Cognitive Career Theory. Cognitive Information Processing Approach. Application of the Cognitive Theories.
9. Conceptualizing Matching Theories.
Holland's Personality Theory. Roe's Model of Personality. Trait and Factor Theory. Application of the Matching Theories.
10. Conceptualizing Decision-Making Theories.
Tiedeman's Career Decision-Making Model. Gelatt's Model. Katz Model. Application Of The Decision-Making Theories.
11. Conceptualizing Implementation & Adjustment Theories.
Liptak's Leisure Theory of Career Development. Hershenson's Model of Work Adjustment. Theory of Work Adjustment. Application of the Implementation & Adjustment Theories.
12. Application Of the Treatment Planning Models.

"I would describe this as succinct, focused, clear. I see it as an excellent introduction to career counseling."

"This is 'how to do career counseling' from the perspective of implementing various career theories."