Career Theory and Practice: Learning Through Case Studies, Second Edition, provides the reader with hands-on, practical examples of how to apply career development theories to career counseling clients. This book serves as that bridge between theory and practice. Woven through the chapters is the presentation of 'Leslie,' a fictitious client, actually the composite portrait of several past clients. As each chapter focuses on a different career development theory and presents specific cases, the authors enhance the practical slant of their work by applying the theories discussed to 'Leslie,' as well as to a second case unique to each chapter. The second edition includes a new chapter highlighting the importance of various types of assessment in career counseling, and addressing the role of ethics and professional issues. In addition, new pedagogical features include 'Counselor Cognitions' to guide hypotheses about clients, and 'Personal Reflections' to facilitate the application of material to students' own career development.
The second edition also includes added material that highlights the role of the economy and the changing nature of the workforce that influence the career and work decisions individuals make. Swanson and Fouad bring their own experiences as practitioners, researchers, and teachers in their approach to writing this new edition. This book is intended for students in graduate level career or vocational psychology or career practicum courses as well as counseling practitioners needing additional resources to strengthen their services or expand their focus.
Table of Contents
List of Tables List of Figures List of Additional Cases Preface Acknowledgments 1. Career Counseling: An Overview 2. The Use of Assessment in Career Counseling 3. The Case of Leslie 4. Gender-Aware and Feminist Approaches 5. Culturally Appropriate Career Counseling 6. Holland's Theory of Vocational Personalities and Work Environments 7. The Theory of Work Adjustment 8. Developmental Theories 9. Gottfredson's Theory of Circumscription and Compromise 10. Social Cognitive Career Theory 11. Summary and Integration References Appendix A: Leslie's Profiles Appendix B: NCDA Code of Ethics Index About the Authors
Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and training director of the Counseling Psychology program there. She was President of Division 17 from 2000-2001, and previously served as Vice President for Diversity and Public Interest (1996-1999). She is chair-elect-elect of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (2003-2007). She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Career Development Quarterly, and the Journal of Career Assessment. She has published articles and chapters on cross-cultural vocational assessment, career development, interest measurement, cross-cultural counseling and race and ethnicity. She has served as co-chair (with Patricia Arredondo) of the writing and implementation team with Division 45 of the Multicultural Guidelines, which were approved by APA in August, 2002 and published in the American Psychologist in May, 2003.