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Understanding Career Counseling explores the theory, research, and practice of career counseling from a British perspective and brings them together in one concise volume. The book addresses exactly what is meant by the term 'career' in the 21st century and the implications this has for those working with clients at different stages of their career. This book is unique in that it clearly relates career theories to career counseling, which is often an unclear area for trainees.

Divided into two clear parts, the first provides a comprehensive account of theories of career development and career counseling and their implications for practice. Taking a critical approach, it also shows how research informs our understanding of the field. In the second part, career counseling skills, tools, and techniques are described, including the use of assessment tools and the internet. The book also covers ethical issues and evaluation.

Understanding Career Counseling is invaluable for students undergoing training in career guidance, career counseling, outplacement counseling or career coaching, but it will also be a use to students on occupational psychology and human resource management courses. In addition, experienced career practitioners wishing to find out more about recent developments within their profession.


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