This text provides the beginning counseling student with a comprehensive overview and discussion of the practical application of career counseling skills. Based on the view that counselors must be prepared in a holisitic manner, it covers the historical and theoretical foundations of career counseling, the skills and techniques needed for career counseling, and contextual perspectives on career and lifestyle planning. Important material that is often overlooked in introductory texts is included, such as career and lifestyle planning with clients in mental health, rehabilitation, and couples and family counseling settings; gender issues; and working with LGBT and minority clients. Throughout the text, case studies, informational sidebars, and experiential activities make for a more engaging learning experience and encourage additional contemplation of chapter content.

This new edition features new, updated, and expanded content throughout; the division of career counseling in schools into separate chapters for K-8th grade, high school, and college, including traditional, hybrid, and online campuses; and an online instructor’s manual with student resources, offering material to enhance the pedagogical features of the text.

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chapter 1|40 pages

Historical Influences on the Evolution of Vocational Counseling

ByDavid S. Shen-Miller, Ellen Hawley McWhirter, Anne S. Bartone

chapter 2|38 pages

Trait and Factor, Developmental, Learning, and Cognitive Theories

ByCognitive Th eories Marie F. Shoff ner Creager and Mary M. Deacon

chapter 4|16 pages

Career Counseling Without Borders: Moving Beyond Traditional Career Practices of Helping

ByManivong J. Ratts and KristiAnna Santos

chapter 5|24 pages

Ethical and Legal Issues in Career Counseling

ByHenry L. Harris, Dennis W. Engels

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chapter 6|44 pages

Individual and Group Assessment and Appraisal

ByDonna S. Sheperis, Michelle Perepiczka, Clint Limoges

chapter 7|26 pages

Using Information and Technology

ByBrian Hutchison, Mark D. Stauff er, and Deborah P. Bloch

chapter 8|30 pages

Designing Career Development Plans With Clients

ByRich W. Feller, Jackie J. Peila-Shuster

chapter 9|26 pages

Establishing a Thriving Career Development Program

ByDonald A. Schutt, Jr.

chapter 10|34 pages

Supervision, Coaching, and Consultation

ByLaura R. Simpson, Matthew V. Glowiak

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chapter 11|26 pages

Career Counseling: Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade

ByRebecca M. Dedmond, Pat Schwallie-Giddis, Shelby E. Strong

chapter 12|30 pages

High School Counseling: Preparing Youth for College, Careers, and Other Alternatives

ByCheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Anita Young

chapter 13|28 pages

College Career Counseling: Traditional, Hybrid, and 100% Online Campuses

ByJeff rey D. Cook and Leanne Schamp

chapter 14|30 pages

Career Counseling in Mental Health and Private Practice Settings

ByMary H. Guindon, Francesca G. Giordano

chapter 15|38 pages

Career and Lifestyle Planning in Vocational Rehabilitation Settings

ByMark D. Stauff er, David Capuzzi, and Jerry A. Olsheski

chapter 16|30 pages

Career Counseling With Couples and Families

ByKathy M. Evans

chapter 17|28 pages

Gender Issues in Career Counseling

ByBarbara Herlihy, Zarus E. P. Watson

chapter 18|28 pages

Career Counseling and Lifestyle Planning for Clients With Addictive Behaviors

ByChris Wood, Sibyl Camille Cato