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Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work, 2nd Edition

Steven D. Brown (Editor), Robert W. Lent (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-06335-4
720 pages
January 2013
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Praise for Career Development and Counseling: Putting Theory and Research to Work, Second Edition

"This volume is an essential resource for the library of anyone interested in the field of career development, assessment, and counseling and should also prove invaluable for graduate students interested in immersing themselves in some of the best work being done today in the field of career development and counseling."
—Nancy E. Betz, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University

"In this second edition, Drs. Brown and Lent continue to shape career development discourse and illustrate the ongoing significance of the fields of career development and counseling in the twenty-first century. This edition will help both researchers and practitioners alike to better understand, investigate, and promote the role of work in people's lives."
—Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Complete coverage of leading career theories and practices

Filled with the latest empirical and practical evidence, this new edition features:

  • A new introductory chapter that defines and discusses the importance of career counseling in the twenty-first century, and offers a brief history of the field
  • New chapters on gender, race/ethnicity, social class and poverty, sexual minority identity, disability status, personality, and relational factors
  • Major theories of career development
  • Coverage of the assessment of important career constructs and occupational information systems
  • Interventions for working with career issues across the life span

Edited by two of the leaders in the field of career development, and featuring contributions by many of the most well-regarded specialists in the field, Career Development and Counseling, Second Edition is the one book that every career counselor, vocational psychologist, and student of career development and counseling must have.

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Preface ix

Contributors xi

1 Understanding and Facilitating Career Development in the 21st Century 1
Robert W. Lent and Steven D. Brown

SECTION ONE MAJOR THEORIES OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT, CHOICE, AND ADJUSTMENT

2 Minnesota Theory of Work Adjustment 29
Jane L. Swanson and Madalyn Schneider

3 Holland’s Theory of Vocational Choice and Adjustment 55
Margaret M. Nauta

4 The Life-Span, Life-Space Theory of Careers 83
Paul J. Hartung

5 Social Cognitive Career Theory 115
Robert W. Lent

6 Career Construction Theory and Practice 147
Mark L. Savickas

SECTION TWO THE ROLE OF DIVERSITY, INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, AND SOCIAL FACTORS IN CAREER DEVELOPMENT, CHOICE, AND ADJUSTMENT

7 Women, Men, and Work: The Long Road to Gender Equity 187
Mary J. Heppner

8 The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Career Choice, Development, and Adjustment 215
Nadya A. Fouad and Neeta Kantamneni

9 Social Class, Poverty, and Career Development 245
Cindy L. Juntunen, Saba Rasheed Ali, and Kipp R. Pietrantonio

10 Career Development of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals 275
Jeffrey P. Prince

11 Personality, Career Development, and Occupational Attainment 299
Steven D. Brown and Andreas Hirschi

12 Relational Influences on Career Development 329
Maureen E. Kenny and Mary Beth Medvide

13 The Career Development of Youth and Young Adults With Disabilities 357
Ellen S. Fabian and Roxanna Pebdani

SECTION THREE ASSESSMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION

14 Nature, Importance, and Assessment of Interests 387
Jo-Ida C. Hansen

15 Nature, Importance, and Assessment of Needs and Values 417
James Rounds and Jing Jin

16 Ability and Aptitude Assessment in Career Counseling 449
A. J. Metz and Janice E. Jones

17 Assessing Additional Constructs Affecting Career Choice and Development 477
Patrick J. Rottinghaus and P. Maggie Hauser

18 The Structure, Sources, and Uses of Occupational Information 507
Paul A. Gore Jr., Wade C. Leuwerke, and Alexandra R. Kelly

SECTION FOUR COUNSELING, DEVELOPMENTAL, AND PREVENTIVE INTERVENTIONS

19 Promotion of Career Awareness, Development, and School Success in Children and Adolescents 539
Sherri L. Turner and Richard T. Lapan

20 Promotion of Career Choices 565
Susan C. Whiston and Barbara Noblin James

21 Interventions to Aid Job Finding and Choice Implementation 595
LaRae M. Jome and Susan D. Phillips

22 Promoting Work Satisfaction and Performance 621
Robert W. Lent and Steven D. Brown

23 Counseling Adults for Career Transitions 653
Becky L. Bobek, Mary Ann Hanson, and Steven B. Robbins

Author Index 683

Subject Index 695

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STEVEN D. BROWN, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Education at Loyola University, Chicago. His research is focused on vocational psychology and applied psychological measurement.

ROBERT W. LENT, PhD, is a Professor in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research is focused on career and academic development, counselor training and supervision, and psychological wellness.

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"Outdoing even their excellent first edition, Brown and Lent have strengthened the emphasis on scientifically- informed career practice and on issues of diversity, individual differences, and social justice. This volume is an essential resource for the library of anyone interested in the field of career development, assessment, and counseling and should also prove invaluable for graduate students interested in immersing themselves in some of the best work being done today in the field of career development and counseling."
Nancy E. Betz, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University

"In this second edition, Drs. Lent and Brown continue to shape career development discourse and illustrate the ongoing significance of the fields of career development and counseling in the 21st century. Woven into the fabric of each chapter are multicultural and practice implications, addressing the complex sociocultural issues salient in career development. This edition will help both researchers and practitioners alike to better understand, investigate, and promote the role of work in people's lives."
Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"This Handbook is a great resource for the student, experienced practitioner, and the researcher in the areas of career counseling and vocational psychology. The coverage of career development theory is detailed and current, and the handbook provides a comprehensive review of approaches to the practice of career counseling. I highly recommend this valuable contribution to the literature."
Gail Hackett, Ph.D., Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Missouri, Kansas City

"Career Development and Counseling is a must-have for any researcher in vocational psychology or career counseling or anyone who wishes to understand the empirical underpinnings of the practice of career counseling. If you wish to know why good career counseling works, this is the book for you."
Mark Pope, Ed.D., MCC, Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling and Family Therapy, University of Missouri – Saint Louis
Former President, National Career Development Association & American Counseling Association; Editor, The Career Development Quarterly

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