Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118236270
  • ISBN-13: 9781118236277
  • DDC: 331.702
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 720 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Career Development and Counseling, 2nd edition, focuses selectively on the theories that are empirically supported and useful in practice rather than an encyclopedic survey of every theory, regardless of relevance. The goal of the book is the promotion of scientifically-informed career practices from an interdisciplinary perspective. The editors and contributors draw on industrial/organizational psychology, personality psychology, etc. to further deepen their exploration of different career theories. The book begins with a new introductory chapter that highlights the importance of and need for career counseling in the 21st century. The first section covers the major empirically supported theories and section two looks at the roles of diversity, individual difference, and social factors in the career development process. Section three includes separate sections devoted to the assessment of important career constructs and occupational information systems. Section four explores the interventions for working with career issues across the lifespan. The second edition gives more in-depth attention to the roles of diversity in career development. The relevance to practitioners has also been improved in the second edition with the inclusion of a pracitcie implications section in every chapter. Overlapping content has been removed by combining chapters.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Understanding and Facilitating Career Development in the 21st Century.
2: Major Theories of Career Development, Choice, and Adjustment.
3: Minnesota Theory of Work Adjustment.
4: Holland’s Theory of Vocational Choice and Adjustment.
5: The Life-Span, Life-Space Theory of Careers.
6: Social Cognitive Career Theory.
7: Career Construction Theory and Practice.
8: The Role of Diversity, Individual, and Social Factors in Career Development, Choice, and Adjustment.
9: Women, Men, and Work: The Long Road to Gender Equity.
10: The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Career Choice, Development, and Adjustment.
11: Social Class, Poverty, and Career Development.
12: Career Development of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals.
13: Personality, Career Development, and Occupational Attainment.
14: Relational Influences on Career Development.
15: The Career Development of Youth and Young Adults With Disabilities.
16: Assessment and Occupational Information.
17: Nature, Importance, and Assessment of Interests.
18: Nature, Importance, and Assessment of Needs and Values.
19: Ability and Aptitude Assessment in Career Counseling.
20: Assessing Additional Constructs Affecting Career Choice and Development.
21: The Structure, Sources, and Uses of Occupational Information.
22: Counseling, Developmental, and Preventive Interventions.
23: Promotion of Career Awareness, Development, and School Success in Children and Adolescents.
24: Promotion of Career Choices.
25: Interventions to Aid Job Finding and Choice Implementation.
26: Promoting Work Satisfaction and Performance.
27: Counseling Adults for Career Transitions.
Author Index.
Subject Index.