Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century

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Merrill/Pearson, 2009 - Education - 510 pages

User-friendly and engaging, this text covers both traditional and newer theories of career counseling. The third edition uses the National Career Development Association's Career Counseling Competencies, the National Career Development Guidelines for professional school counselors, and CACREP Standards as a framework for covering the crucial knowledge areas and skills required for effective career development interventions in a diverse society. Coverage focuses squarely on the application of interventions with real people, using straightforward presentations, student activities, and multicultural case studies to expose students to all of the essential competencies required for the professional practice of career counseling. The authors, both among the leading career development scholars nationally and internationally, share their in-depth knowledge and experience to help readers appreciate the importance of career development theory and practice. This practical text provides essential tips for translating theory into practice in ways that readers can readily apply to their prospective work settings.

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About the author (2009)

JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey has enjoyed a distinguished career, including positions as high school counselor, director of guidance, university professor and career counselor, developer of DISCOVER® and Executive Director of ACT's Educational Technology Center. She is currently Executive Vice-President of Development for Kuder, Inc., and in that role designs and develops content for Web-based career planning systems. She is the author or co-author of many journal articles and several books. She is a past-president of the National Career Development Association and a recipient of its Eminent Career Award.

Spencer G. Niles is professor and department head of Counselor Education in the Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Services Department at Pennsylvania State University.

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