Synopses & Reviews
Providing the most current, comprehensive coverage available, CAREER COUNSELING: A HOLISTIC APPROACH, 8e equips readers with a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling as well as practical techniques on how to effectively counsel clients. The text's innovative holistic or "whole person" approach demonstrates how to consider a client's values, temperament, talents, and passions when trying to determine his or her best career fit. Thoroughly revised and updated, the cutting-edge new Eighth Edition includes all-new chapters on integrating career and personal counseling, job loss and transitions, adult career development, and career-related programs in middle schools. In addition, diversity issues are integrated throughout, while relevant case studies bring chapter concepts to life.
"Happiness is reading the integration of theory with practice. They said it couldn't be done and Zunker has given the challenge a good whack!"
"...I wish to emphasize that the 7th edition reflects more than a title change. It is truly based on the fact that career counseling involves the whole person. New material on personal counseling and mental health make this book an important contribution to the preparation of career counselors."
"I truly appreciate the comprehensive approach to the client and the client's challenge that you provide."
This highly successful book has been called the most comprehensive text on the market, providing students with needed career theory as well as practical techniques and examples. Through the author's clear writing style, case examples, tables, and exercises, students develop a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling and are thoroughly exposed to the practical information on how to effectively counsel clients about career issues. As demonstrated by the text's new subtitle, 'A Holistic Approach,' this substantially revised Seventh Edition reflects the growing emphasis on looking at the "whole person"--values, temperament, talents, and passions--to determine his or her best career fit.
This substantially revised seventh edition reflects the growing emphasis on looking at the Whole Person - values, temperament, talents and passions - to determine the best career fit.
About the Author
Vernon Zunker is a retired professor from Southwest Texas State University. He has his Ed.D. from the University of Houston, and a post-doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Galveston.
Table of Contents
Part I: FOUNDATIONS AND RESOURCES. 1. Historical Development and Some Basic Issues. 2. Theories of Career Development. 3. Career Counseling Models. 4. Managing Sets of Needs. 5. Career Counseling Intake Interview. 6. Using Standard Assessment in Career Counseling. 7. Self-Assessment and a Model for Using Assessment. 8. Technology in the New Millennium. 9. On Becoming an Ethical Career Counselor. Part II: CAREER COUNSELING FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS. 10. Career Counseling for Multicultural Groups. 11. Gender Issues in Career Counseling. 12. Special Issues in Family Systems Featuring Issues for Dual Careers. 13. Career Counseling for Individuals with Disabilities. 14. Career Counseling for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Clients. Part III: CAREER COUNSELING IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS. 15. Career-Related Programs and Counseling in Elementary Schools. 16. Career-Related Programs and Counseling in Secondary Schools. 17. Career Services and Counseling in Institutions of Higher Learning. Part IV: CAREER COUNSELING IN WORK SETTINGS AND CAREER TRANSITIONS THROUGHOUT LIFE. 18. Work in Our Lives. 19. Career Counseling for Adults in Career Transition.