About This Chapter
Career Counseling - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Career counselors assist people in all phases of career development; career counselors' duties can range from guiding people toward careers that fit their skills and interests to coaching people experiencing difficulties at work due to a variety of circumstances. These video lessons provide a broad overview of how career counseling works, both in theory and in application. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the typical nature and purpose of career counseling
- Understand common theories of career development
- Identify ways in which career counseling can be tailored to recipients' needs
- Describe the practice of career counseling in the workplace
|The Career Counseling Process||Explain what career counseling is and how it works; identify tools commonly used in career counseling.|
|Career Development Theories||Describe the trait-and-factor, psychodynamic, social-cognitive, and developmental career theories and how they're applied.|
|Career Counseling with Diverse Populations||Compare and contrast career counseling techniques as they apply to groups such as women, minorities, adolescents, and students.|
|Counseling in Business and Industry||Discuss career counseling in the workplace, from employee assistance programs (EAPs) to adjustment counseling, employee enhancement programs, and vocational rehabilitation counseling.|
1. The Career Counseling Process
Career counseling helps individuals discover their career path. In this lesson, you will learn about credentialing, the counseling process, the role of the career counselor, and the purpose of a career center.
2. Career Development Theories
Career theories help us work with others in making career decisions. This lesson will tell you about the most popular theories of career decision making.
3. Career Counseling with Diverse Populations
How can a career counselor work with many different people with unique needs? In this lesson, we'll look at career counseling with diverse populations, including two major approaches to diversity and key points for working with diverse groups.
4. Counseling in Business and Industry
Counselors can provide valuable resources to business and industry. This lesson explains how those resources can help the employer and the employee by helping employees be better workers.
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Other chapters within the Counseling 101: Fundamentals of Counseling course
- The History of Counseling and Psychotherapy
- The Professional Counselor
- The Counseling Process
- Theoretical Approaches in Counseling
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
- Human Growth and Development in Counseling
- School Counseling
- Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Rehabilitation Counseling
- Social and Cultural Elements of Counseling
- Marriage and Family Counseling
- Group Counseling