Career Counseling

Pages: 186
Item #: 4317267
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0980-4
List Price: $24.95
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Copyright: 2011
Format: Softcover
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In Career Counseling, Mark L. Savickas discusses this practical, postmodern theory and approach.

Career and vocational guidance have existed since the early 20th century, and have centered primarily around interest inventories and ways to match individuals to jobs. Savickas discusses this history, and the theory behind these earlier approaches and then presents a postmodern, 21st century theory of career counseling, a therapeutic form completely different from traditional vocational guidance or career education. This narrative approach, rather than assuming that a person's interests and traits exist a priori and ready to be matched to a particular career, recognizes and privileges the power of the individual to construct his or her own career story.

In this book, Savickas presents and explores this postmodern, practical, and fascinating approach, its theory, history, therapy process, primary change mechanisms, and the empirical basis for its effectiveness.

This essential primer, amply illustrated with case examples featuring diverse clients, is perfect for graduate students studying theories of therapy and counseling, as well as for seasoned practitioners interested in understanding this approach and how it might be used in their practice.

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Table of Contents

Series Preface

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  1. The World of Work and Career Interventions
  2. Constructing Self and Identity
  3. Narrative Counseling
  4. The Career Story Interview
  5. Career Story Assessment
  6. Assessment of Solutions
  7. Assessment of Settings, Scripts, and Scenarios
  8. Counseling for Career Construction
  9. Turn Intention Into Action

Appendix: Career Style Interview Form

Glossary of Key Terms

Recommended Resources



About the Author

About the Series Editors

Author Bio

Mark L. Savickas, PhD, is chair emeritus and professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He also serves as an adjunct professor of counselor education at Kent State University, where he has taught career counseling to more than 5,000 students since 1973. He serves as president of the Counseling Psychology Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology (2010–2014).

For his work in career counseling, he has received the John L. Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Personality and Career Research from the Counseling Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association (1994), the Eminent Career Award from the National Career Development Association (1996), the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society for Vocational Psychology (2006), and honorary doctorates from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Pretoria (South Africa).

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