Career Development in the 21st Century

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9780131137813: Career Development in the 21st Century

For courses in Career Counseling in both Counseling and Psychology departments.

 

Organized around the National Career Development Association’s competencies, this practical, engaging text examines the full spectrum of state-of-the-art career development topics. Coverage focuses squarely on the application of interventions with real people, using straightforward presentations and cases studies to expose students to all of the essential competencies required for the professional practice of career counseling. The authors’ respect for their field, and their long-standing commitment to educating students about career development theory and practice creates a readable, useful, interesting text that addresses the wide diversity of career counseling clients and counselors in today’s society, while emphasizing that careers develop over time, rather than in a single “enlightened” moment.

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Organized around the National Career Development Association’s competencies, this practical, engaging text examines the full spectrum of state-of-the-art career development topics. Coverage focuses squarely on the application of interventions with real people, using straightforward presentations and cases studies to expose students to all of the essential competencies required for the professional practice of career counseling. The authors’ respect for their field and their long-standing commitment to educating students about career development theory and practice creates a readable, useful, interesting text. It also addresses the wide diversity of career counseling clients and counselors in today’s society, while emphasizing that careers develop over time, rather than in a single “enlightened” moment.

 

With an increased emphasis on application and implications for practice, Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century now includes:

 

  • Tips from the Field, which appear throughout the text and offer practical tips and guidelines.
  • Diverse case studies, which show readers how the material can be applied in their work as professional counselors.
  • Student Activities, which appear at the end of each chapter and give readers the opportunity to apply chapter content. 

About the Author:

JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey has enjoyed a distinguished career, including positions as high school counselor, director of guidance, university professor and career counselor, developer of DISCOVER® and Executive Director of ACT’s Educational Technology Center. She is currently Executive Vice-President of Development for Kuder, Inc., and in that role designs and develops content for Web-based career planning systems. She is the author or co-author of many journal articles and several books. She is a past-president of the National Career Development Association and a recipient of its Eminent Career Award.

 

Spencer G. Niles is professor and department head of Counselor Education in the Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Services Department at Pennsylvania State University.

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