Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach

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Cengage Learning, Dec 13, 2012 - Education - 688 pages
Providing the most current, comprehensive coverage available, CAREER COUNSELING: A HOLISTIC APPROACH, 8e equips students with a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling and practical techniques on how to effectively counsel clients about career issues. Keeping career counseling relevant to all counseling students, Vernon Zunker uses an innovative holistic or whole person approach, demonstrating how to consider values, temperament, talents, and passions when integrating career with personal counseling to determine a client’s best career fit. The thoroughly revised and updated Eighth Edition of this classic includes all-new chapters on integrating career and personal counseling, job loss and transitions, adult career development, and career-related programs in middle schools. In addition, diversity issues are integrated throughout, while relevant case studies bring chapter concepts to life. The text is also packed with tools to help students maximize their success in class and on the licensing exam.
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I didn't read the whole book, but used it as a means of looking up a quick question. In comparison with D. Cupuzzi and M.D. Stauffer's career counseling book I found it to be well organized, well written, easy to find specific topics and thorough.

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Disorganized mess of topics. Contains vital information presented in chaos.


Foundations and Resources
Career Counseling for Special Populations
Career Transitions and Adult Career Development Concerns
Career Counseling in Educational Settings
Chronology of the Counseling Movement
Table of Basic Assumptions Key Terms and Outcomes
Multicultural Career Counseling Checklist
Career Counseling Checklist
Gender Issues and the Workplace Intervention Strategies
National Standards for School Counseling Programs and Suggested Student Competencies
National Career Development Guidelines
Counseling Websites
2009 CACREP Standards Related to Career Development
Name Index
Subject Index

The Decision Tree

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About the author (2012)

Vernon Zunker is a retired professor from Southwest Texas State University. He earned his Ed.D. with an emphasis on counseling from the University of Houston and completed a residency in clinical psychology at the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston. Although retired from teaching, Dr. Zunker continues to push the discipline forward by keeping career counseling relevant to all counseling students.

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