Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work

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Steven D. Brown, Robert W. Lent
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 28, 2004 - Business & Economics - 650 pages
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"This is a must-have for any researcher in vocational psychology or career counseling, or anyone who wishes to understand the empirical underpinnings of the practice of career counseling."
-Mark Pope, EdD
College of Education, University of Missouri - St. Louis
past president of the American Counseling Association

Today's career development professional must choose from a wide array of theories and practices in order to provide services for a diverse range of clients. Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work focuses on scientifically based career theories and practices, including those derived from research in other disciplines. Driven by the latest empirical and practical evidence, this text offers the most in-depth, far-reaching, and comprehensive career development and counseling resource available.

Career Development and Counseling includes coverage of:

  • Major theories of career development, choice, and adjustment
  • Informative research on occupational aspirations, job search success, job satisfaction, work performance, career development with people of color, and women's career development
  • Assessment of interests, needs and values, ability, and other important constructs
  • Occupational classification and sources of occupational information
  • Counseling for school-aged youth, diverse populations, choice-making, choice implementation, work adjustment, and retirement
  • Special needs and applications including those for at-risk, intellectually talented, and work-bound youth; people with disabilities; and individuals dealing with job loss, reentry, and career transitions
Edited by two of the leading figures in career development, and featuring contributions by many of the most well-regarded specialists in the field, Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work is the one book that every career counselor, vocational psychologist, and serious student of career development must have.
 

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Contents

The Minnesota Theory of Work Adjustment
3
Hollands Theory of Vocational Personalities in Work Environments
24
The Theory and Practice of Career Construction
42
Applying Gottfredsons Theory of Circumscription and Compromise in Career Guidance and Counseling
71
A Social Cognitive View of Career Development and Counseling
101
INFORMATIVE RESEARCH
129
Occupational Aspirations Constructs Meanings and Application
131
Job Search Success A Review and Integration of the Predictors Behaviors and Outcomes
155
Occupational Classification and Sources of Occupational Information
382
CAREER INTERVENTIONS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
415
Promoting Career Development and Aspirations in SchoolAge Youth
417
Counseling for Career Choice Implications for Improving Interventions and Working with Diverse Populations
441
Counseling for Choice Implementation
466
Counseling for Work Adjustment
483
Counseling for Retirement
506
SPECIAL NEEDS AND APPLICATIONS
523

Theories and Research on Job Satisfaction
180
Work Performance and Careers
203
Career Development in Context Research with People of Color
225
Womens Career Development
253
ASSESSMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION
279
Assessment of Interests
281
Assessment of Needs and Values
305
Ability Assessment in Career Counseling
330
Beyond Interests NeedsValues and Abilities Assessing Other Important Career Constructs over the Life Span
353
Promoting the Career Development and Academic Achievement of AtRisk Youth College Access Programs
525
Promoting the Career Potential of Youth with Disabilities
551
Broadening Our Understanding of WorkBound Youth A Challenge for Career Counseling
573
Blending Promise with Passion Best Practices for Counseling Intellectually Talented Youth
600
Counseling for Career Transition Career Pathing Job Loss and Reentry
625
Author Index
651
Subject Index
669
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About the author (2004)

Steven D. Brown, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Counseling Psychology at Loyola University in Chicago. Robert W. Lent, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland, College Park. They are the editors of the Handbook of Counseling Psychology (Wiley), now in its third edition.

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