Career Counseling: Holism, Diversity, and Strengths, Fourth Edition
"This book establishes a new standard. The focus on 'holism, diversity, and strengths' sets a fresh direction for the field that will inspire today's counselors. Distinct from other texts both in terms of style and ease of use, Career Counseling provides a practical model that connects theory, practice, and resources in hopeful and affirming ways, while offering readers new skills and insights."
-Rich Feller, PhD
University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Colorado State University
Past President, National Career Development Association
"Gysbers, Heppner, and Johnston have continued their excellent contributions to the field with this 4th edition. Their approach is highly practical for counselors in helping diverse clients prepare for and manage the changing workplace and economy. I enthusiastically recommend this book as a must-have resource for counseling professionals and as a textbook for graduate counseling programs."
-Kenneth F. Hughey, PhD
Kansas State University
"We invite all students, professionals, and researchers to read this volume to enrich their practice, research, and the values by which they should be inspired to persist in being active agents of change in the world."
-Laura Nota, PhD, and the Larios Vocational Psychology Team
University of Padova, Italy
The latest edition of this bestseller presents a holistic, strengths-based, and theoretically sound model of career development and the career counseling process. Useful for counselors-in-training as well as experienced clinicians, the career counseling process outlined is both practitioner-friendly and effective with clients of all ages and circumstances. In addition, detailed descriptions of techniques and assessment procedures are provided throughout the book.
Significant emphasis is placed on expanding the career options and empowering the life choices of women; men; racial and ethnic minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients; clients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds; and individuals with disabilities. Additional topics discussed include traditional and postmodern career theories and approaches, forming a productive alliance with a client, helping clients respond to changes in the workplace and family life, working with resistant clients, developing client action plans, and bringing closure to career counseling. A new chapter titled "Using Social Media in Career Counseling" rounds out this exceptional publication.