"The newly released Handbook of career development: International perspectivescomprises 41 chapters across a multitude of key themes including theoretical perspectives, assessment and evaluation, special populations, and counsellor competencies. The international team of contributors often share specific examples from their respective countries, bringing an important global perspective to topics of interest and concern...It was also fabulous to see the High 5 + 1 messages of career development briefly profiled in the chapter by Borgen and Hiebert. These messages, developed in the early 1990s, were focused on helping youth take a lifelong approach to career planning. It was even more encouraging to read that it the High 5 + 1 messages have been well received in other countries, and may have some additional value within various cultural settings. Even with the brief summary it helps to remind Canadian practitioners of the incredible contribution “their” sector has made to the global career development community...Whether your primary interest is in theory, assessment, evaluation, or training, the Handbook of career development: International perspectives is a “must have” for anyone involved in career practice."
Deirdre A. Pickerell, March 28, 2014