Career Counseling Project Term Paper by gracielou

Overview of career counseling.
# 151772 | 1,761 words | 7 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Sep 25, 2012 in Psychology (Therapies) , Psychology (Theory)


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Description:

This paper describes the field of career counseling based on the approach and theories of John Krumboltz. First, the paper discusses aspects of social learning theory that Krumboltz utilized to develop his theory, which is based on the idea that people's personalities and their repetitious behavior is developed through life experiences. Then, the paper focuses on the role of the career counselor and his relationship with the client. Next, the paper presents a case study of a client that sought career counseling. In particular, the paper notes the importance of diversity concerns and legal considerations in career guidance. The paper concludes by stating that career counseling is a very influential approach to counseling because not only does it deal with a person's progress on career exploration, but it also touches on all aspects of human development.

Outline:

Introduction
Krumboltz's Theory
Implementing Theory to a Case Study
Impact of Crises Involving Alex
Diversity Concerns
Legal Considerations
Ethics
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The first major aspect of social learning theory that Krumboltz utilized to develop his theory is the idea that people's personalities and their repetitious behavior is developed through life experiences. Krumboltz also agreed with the idea that human's are educated people who have the ability to problem solve and strive for reinforcement and control their environment to meet their own needs (Niles, & Hartung, 2000). With those two main ideas, Krumboltz put together his ideal theory to help people better understand career choice. A person learns through experiences, and it is those direct experiences that can cause a person to either excel or falter with choosing a proper career path (Zunker, 2012).
"Krumboltz believed that inherited characteristics (genetics) could put limitations on an individual's career ability. Environmental conditions are for the most part uncontrollable by the client, and can also hinder their ability to choose an appropriate career path. Learning also plays a role in whether or not a client will have limitations set on them for being able to achieve the ideal job. Finally, a client's ability to make proper career choices can be largely effected by certain learned traits such as problem-solving skills ..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Counseling Association. (2005). Code of ethics. Retrieved November 20, 2012 from, www.counseling.org.
  • Arthur, N., & McMahon, M. (2005). Multicultural career counseling: Theoretical applications of the systems theory framework. The Career Development Quarterly, 53(3), 208-222. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/219442421?accountid=27965.
  • Callaghan, G. M., Naugle, A. E., & Follette, W. C. (1996). Useful constructions of the client-therapist relationship (pp. 381-390). Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, Vol 33(3).
  • Knapp, H. (2007). Therapeutic communication: Developing professional skills. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • National Career Development Association. (2007). Code of ethics. Retrieved December 13, 2011 from, http://associationdatabase.com/aws/NCDA/asset_manager/get_file/3395.

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