The newly revised and thoroughly updated third edition of Career Development and Counseling retains many features of the celebrated second edition, including in-depth coverage of major theories of career development, interventions and assessment systems across the life span, and the roles of diversity, individual differences, and social factors in career development.
This new edition also covers essential new material on emerging topics like:
The future of work and preparing people for work in the new economy
The psychology of working theory
Working with older adults and retirees
Working with the unemployed and underemployed
Calling, work meaning, career adaptability, and volition
This book illuminates scientifically informed career practices from an interdisciplinary perspective, engaging readers with concrete strategies and practical tips for working with clients of all kinds. Drawing on vocational, industrial, organizational, and personality psychology, Career Development and Counseling is ideal for graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels in counseling, counseling psychology, counselor education, and educational psychology.
1. Career Development and Counseling: An Introduction.
SECTION 1. MAJOR THEORIES AND EMERGING PERSPECTIVES ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT, CHOICE, AND ADJUSTMENT.
2. The Theory of Work Adjustment.
3. Holland’s Theory of Vocational Choice and Adjustment.
4. Life-Span, Life-Space Career Theory and Counseling.
5. Career Development and Counseling: A Social Cognitive Framework.
6. Career Construction Theory and Counseling Model.
7. Psychology of Working Theory.
8. Emerging Perspectives: Calling, Meaning, Volition.
SECTION 2. DIVERSITY AND SOCIOCULTURAL FACTORS IN CAREER DEVELOPMENT.
9. The Role of Gender in Career Development.
10. The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Career Choice, Development, and Adjustment.
11. Social Class and Poverty: A Renewed Focus in Career Development.
12. Career Development of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals.
13. The Career Development of Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities.
14. Career Development of Older Workers and Retirees.
SECTION 3. ASSESSMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION.
15. Nature, Importance, and Assessment of Interests.
16. Nature, Importance, and Assessment of Needs and Values.
17. Ability and Aptitude Assessment in Career Counseling.
18. Assessment of Personality in Career Development and Counseling.
19. Occupational Information and Guidance Systems.
SECTION 4. COUNSELING, DEVELOPMENTAL, AND PREVENTIVE INTERVENTIONS.
20. Promoting Career Development of Children and Adolescents in the 21st Century.
21. Promoting Career Choices.
22. Facilitating Success in the Job Search Process.
23. Promoting Satisfaction and Effective Performance at Work.
24. Unemployment and Underemployment: Prevention and Counseling Implications.
Steven D. Brown
(professor emeritus at Loyola University Chicago)
Robert W. Lent
(professor of counseling psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park)