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Career Theory and Practice : Learning Through Case Studies



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'úJane L. Swanson and Nadya A. Fouad do a masterful job of bringing theory to life through the lived stories of actual career clients. I very much appreciated the book's format, the examples, the discussion questions, and the richly developed case examples.'̬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† -Mary J. Heppner, University of Missouri, Columbia , commenting on the First Edition "As far as the content of the text goes, it ROCKS! The case studies keep it very engaging along with the exercises. This is the first text I've ever used that truly engaged the reader and wasn't a forced read. Thank you!" - Student Designed to help readers apply career development theories to their work with career counseling clients, Career Theory and Practice: Learning Through Case Studies links five major career development and choice theories to a fictional case client, 'úLeslie.'Ě Authors Jane L. Swanson and Nadya A. Fouad use this case study approach throughout the book to provide an integrative thread that illustrates similarities and differences between the featured theories. Thoroughly updated, the Second Edition also extends the use of the First Rdition's effective hypothesis-strategy feature and includes an entirely new chapter on assessment. Key Features: Blends theory, practical examples, and specific cases to help readers apply a wide range of career development theories to counseling clients Draws on the authors' experiences as practitioners, researchers, and teachers Offers new "Counselor Cognitions" to guide readers in forming hypotheses about clients Adds new "Personal Reflections" features that help readers in their own career development Discusses societal issues that influence career and work decisions, such as the role of the economy and the changing nature of the workforce Career Theory and Practice: Learning Through Case Studies, Second Edition , is intended as a core or supplementary text for graduate-level students in career or vocational psychology courses, as well as for career practicum courses. It is also appropriate for use by counseling practitioners as an additional resource to strengthen and expand their services. Supplements The text is supported by Instructors Resources on CD , which includes the following: Syllabus Final Exam PowerPoint slides Occupational Information Guide

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Additional Cases
Career Counseling: An Overview
The Use of Assessment in Career Counseling
The Case of Leslie
Gender-Aware and Feminist Approaches
Culturally Appropriate Career Counseling
Holland's Theory of Vocational Personalities and Work Environments
The Theory of Work Adjustment
Developmental Theories
Gottfredson's Theory of Circumscription and Compromise
Social Cognitive Career Theory
Summary and Integration
Leslie's Profiles
NCDA Code of Ethics
About the Authors
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