Career Counseling: Holism, Diversity, and Strengths

ISBN-13: 9781556203336

ISBN-10: 1556203330

Author: Norman C. Gysbers, Mary J. Heppner, Joseph A. Johnston

Edition: 4

Publication date:
Amer Counseling Assn
Paperback 360 pages
Psychology, Sociology
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Acknowledged author Norman C. Gysbers wrote Career Counseling: Holism, Diversity, and Strengths comprising 360 pages back in 2014. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1556203330 and 9781556203336. Since then Career Counseling: Holism, Diversity, and Strengths textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $25.34 or rent at the marketplace.


The latest edition of this bestseller presents a holistic, strengths-based, andtheoretically sound model of career development and the career counselingprocess that will help counselors and psychologists to update and expand theirexisting knowledge and skills. Useful for professionals-in-training andexperienced clinicians, the career counseling process outlined in this text is bothpractitioner-friendly and effective with clients of all ages and circumstances.Practical strategies designed specifically to assist clients in reaching their goalsand resolving their concerns are presented throughout the book.Significant attention is placed on expanding the career options andempowering the life choices of women; men; racial and ethnic minorities; gay,lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients; clients from diverse socioeconomicbackgrounds; and individuals with disabilities. Additional topics discussedinclude traditional and postmodern career theories and approaches, forming aproductive alliance with the client, effective use of assessment inventories andinstruments, helping clients respond to changes in the workplace and familylife, working with resistant clients, developing client action plans, andbringing closure to the career counseling process. A new chapter titled ''UsingSocial Media in Career Counseling'' rounds out this exceptional publication.Features: Three carefully crafted and connected parts, which are organized around a holistic perspective of career development and the career counseling process A career counseling process based on a life career development perspective, with particular attention to diversity, spirituality, social class, disability, sexual orientation, and gender issues In-depth presentations of selected techniques and assessment procedures A framework for integrating postmodern qualitative and traditional quantitative assessment techniques and information directly into the career counseling process