Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling
"Go beyond theory to show students how to apply principles in a counseling setting with Sharf, Applying career development theory to counseling, Fifth Edition. Useful for practicing counselors and counselors-in-training, Sharf covers three major theoretical areas (trait and type, life-span and special-focus theories), in the last chapter discusses theoretical integration with each theory providing a unique perspective on career development. The text features numerous case examples, discusses practical and theoretical career assessment, and integrates labor-market information with career theory. Highly praised for its clear writing style, useful case examples and diversity coverage, Sharf strikes the ideal balance between theory and application."--Publisher's website.
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This book covers the basic, however it is a poor choice for anyone outside a classroom experience. It lacks many of the amenities of textbooks and poorly relates the subject dodging between theory in mid-explanation rather than explaining theory and then comparing and contrasting ideas of two and often three or four theories at once. It is a good review for anyone who may have a solid background in Career counseling as a refresher for a State exam. Very poor for introducing the student to career counseling. The companion website is not very helpful as the only study aid is a 10 question multiple choice test and each chapter has a link to a Final exam which is again a short multiple choice test. If you are an instructor who wants your students to have a full educational experience choose another text, please.