Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling

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BROOKS COLE Publishing Company, 2009 - Business & Economics - 516 pages
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"Go beyond theory to show students how to apply principles in a counseling setting with Sharf, Applying career development theory to counseling, Fifth Edition. Useful for practicing counselors and counselors-in-training, Sharf covers three major theoretical areas (trait and type, life-span and special-focus theories), in the last chapter discusses theoretical integration with each theory providing a unique perspective on career development. The text features numerous case examples, discusses practical and theoretical career assessment, and integrates labor-market information with career theory. Highly praised for its clear writing style, useful case examples and diversity coverage, Sharf strikes the ideal balance between theory and application."--Publisher's website.

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This book covers the basic, however it is a poor choice for anyone outside a classroom experience. It lacks many of the amenities of textbooks and poorly relates the subject dodging between theory in mid-explanation rather than explaining theory and then comparing and contrasting ideas of two and often three or four theories at once. It is a good review for anyone who may have a solid background in Career counseling as a refresher for a State exam. Very poor for introducing the student to career counseling. The companion website is not very helpful as the only study aid is a 10 question multiple choice test and each chapter has a link to a Final exam which is again a short multiple choice test. If you are an instructor who wants your students to have a full educational experience choose another text, please.  

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User Review  - Kasi Beorchia - Goodreads

I must say that textbooks aren't always the most exciting reads, but I found that this book explains and covers career development theories in an easy-to-understand and in-depth manner. I had a better understanding of the theories after reading almost all of this book. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Richard S. Sharf served as Associate Professor of Individual and Family Studies and Psychology at the University of Delaware. For more than 30 years, he worked as a psychologist in the Center for Counseling and Student Development, doing therapy with university students until his retirement in 2005. Additional Cengage Learning titles from Dr. Sharf include THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES and LIFE'S CHOICES: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS.

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