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Foundations of Career Counseling: A Case-Based Approach is designed for students taking courses in career counseling. Additionally, a full chapter is dedicated to the career development of students seeking graduate degrees in counseling. 

Develop understanding of both theory and technique using in-depth, engaging case studies.

Rather than simply describing career development theories, Foundations of Career Counseling: A Case-Based Approach uses seven realistic, diverse client scenarios to help students connect with the material and master career counseling content and skills. Balancing both theory and application, chapters about the career counseling process, intake interviews, and the use of tests, card sorts, and resources contain transcripts, examples, and sample assessment results from simulated sessions with these fictional clients. Suzanne Dugger’s down-to-earth writing style clearly explains complex concepts in everyday language. Future counselors will develop a thorough understanding of both theory and technique pertaining to career development interventions with children and young adults as well as with adults–including specific populations such as persons with disabilities, military veterans, ex-offenders, homemakers and caretakers transitioning back into the world of work–and even themselves! 


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Table of contents

Brief Contents

Section I Introduction
Chapter 1 The History of Work, Globalization, and Contemporary Client Issues 1

Section II Theories of Career Development and Career Counseling
Chapter 2 Trait Factor Theories 17
Chapter 3 Developmental Theories 34
Chapter 4 Learning Theories 56
Chapter 5 Narrative Theories 88

Section III Other Foundational Knowledge
Chapter 6 Cultural Dimensions of Career Development and Career Counseling 104
Chapter 7 An Employment Law Primer for Career Counselors 138
Chapter 8 Becoming an Ethical Career Counselor 158

Section IV The Practice of Career Counseling
Chapter 9 The Career Counseling Process 174
Chapter 10 Intake Assessments 201
Chapter 11 Standardized Tests 228
Chapter 12 Card Sorts 268
Chapter 13 Technology and Information Resources 294

Section V Setting-Specific Practices
Chapter 14 Career Development in K-12 Educational Settings 331
Chapter 15 Career Development in Career and Technical Education Settings 353
Chapter 16 Career Services in College Settings 370
Chapter 17 Job Loss, Unemployment, and the Job Search Process 389
Chapter 18 Adult Career Transitions and Specific Populations 410

Section VI Career Planning for Professional Counselors
Chapter 19 Charting Your Own Career Path as a Professional Counselor 441

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