Career Theory and Practice: Learning Through Case Studies illustrates the process, theories, and application of career development counseling through a series of rich case studies integrated throughout the text. Authors Jane L. Swanson and Nadya A. Fouad use this case study approach to highlight the similarities and differences between the featured theories, as well as to illustrate proper technique and application. The fully revised Fourth Edition reflects a major reorganization of foundational material to highlight the importance of ethical practice, updates to all theory chapters, and the addition of two new chapters discussing recent theories.
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List of Additional Cases
PART I • FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 1 • Career Counseling: An Overview
Chapter 2 • Ethics for Career Professionals
Chapter 3 • Career Interventions in Different Settings
Chapter 4 • Cultural Contexts and Career Counseling
Chapter 5 • The Case of Leslie
Chapter 6 • Testing and Assessment
PART II • THEORIES
Chapter 7 • Holland’s Theory of Vocational Personalities and Work Environments
Chapter 8 • The Theory of Work Adjustment
Chapter 9 • Super’s Developmental Theory
Chapter 10 • Gottfredson’s Theory of Circumscription and Compromise
Chapter 11 • Social Cognitive Career Theory
Chapter 12 • Career Construction Theory and Life Designing Paradigm
Chapter 13 • Psychology of Working Theory
PART III • APPLICATIONS
Chapter 14 • Information About the World of Work
Chapter 15 • The Intersection of Career and Noncareer Issues
Chapter 16 • Summary and Integration
About the Authors
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