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

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Career Development and Counseling, Second Editionfocuses on scientifically based career theories and practices, including those derived from research in other disciplines. Driven by the latest empirical and practical evidence, this text offers the most in- depth, far-reaching, and comprehensive career development and counseling resource available. The Second Edition includes new chapters on gender, race/ethnicity, social class and poverty, sexual minority identity, disability status, personality, and relational factors.

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
"Outdoing even their excellent first edition, Brown and Lent havestrengthened the emphasis on scientifically- informed careerpractice and on issues of diversity, individual differences, andsocial justice. This volume is an essential resource for thelibrary of anyone interested in the field of career development,assessment, and counseling and should also prove invaluable forgraduate students interested in immersing themselves in some of thebest work being done today in the field of career development andcounseling."
Nancy E. Betz, Ph.D., Professor, Department ofPsychology, The Ohio State University

"In this second edition, Drs. Lent and Brown continue to shapecareer development discourse and illustrate the ongoingsignificance of the fields of career development and counseling inthe 21st century. Woven into the fabric of each chapter aremulticultural and practice implications, addressing the complexsociocultural issues salient in career development. This editionwill help both researchers and practitioners alike to betterunderstand, investigate, and promote the role of work in people'slives."
Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D., Associate Professor ofMedicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University ofWisconsin-Madison

"This Handbook is a great resource for the student, experiencedpractitioner, and the researcher in the areas of career counselingand vocational psychology. The coverage of career developmenttheory is detailed and current, and the handbook provides acomprehensive review of approaches to the practice of careercounseling. I highly recommend this valuable contribution to theliterature."
Gail Hackett, Ph.D., Provost & Executive ViceChancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Missouri, KansasCity

"Career Development and Counseling is a must-have for anyresearcher in vocational psychology or career counseling or anyonewho wishes to understand the empirical underpinnings of thepractice of career counseling. If you wish to know why good careercounseling 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 DevelopmentQuarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118063354
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/4/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 601,471
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Contributors xi

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


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

3 Holland’s Theory of Vocational Choice and Adjustment55
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


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 TransgenderIndividuals 275
Jeffrey P. Prince

11 Personality, Career Development, and Occupational Attainment299
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 WithDisabilities 357
Ellen S. Fabian and Roxanna Pebdani


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

15 Nature, Importance, and Assessment of Needs and Values417
James Rounds and Jing Jin

16 Ability and Aptitude Assessment in Career Counseling449
A. J. Metz and Janice E. Jones

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

18 The Structure, Sources, and Uses of Occupational Information507
Paul A. Gore Jr., Wade C. Leuwerke, and Alexandra R.Kelly


19 Promotion of Career Awareness, Development, and SchoolSuccess 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 Implementation595
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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