Assignment: Career Counseling Theory Overview
This assignment is an opportunity to examine and apply career theories, concepts, and assessments to your own professional career development and planning.
Each student will reflect on their own career development and examine the global trends and demands of their career field.
Each student will choose two career theories and apply the theories to the student’s own career development. Include
(1) an overview of the chosen theories, including a discussion on how each theory can be applied to the student’s own career development.
(2) a description of how to integrate and apply the chosen theories or model into counseling practice, including identifying and using assessment tools and techniques within these models to assess abilities, interests, values, personality and other factors that contribute to career development and strategies for facilitating client skill development for career, educational, and life-work planning and management;
(3) a discussion of cultural considerations within the theoretical models and conceptualization of the interrelationships among and between work, mental well-being, relationships, and other life roles and factors and
(4) two current research articles in addition to the course textbook. (Length: 4 -5 pages of content plus title, abstract, and reference pages – total of 8 pages).
The paper is due on or before the due date as described in the syllabus. Late papers will not be accepted. Papers should be written in APA style, including a title page, abstract, and a reference page with a minimum of five current (less than eight years old) articles from academic peer reviewed journals. At least (2) journals. The use of non-sexist and professional language is expected, and papers must be carefully proofread prior to submission. Guidelines regarding non-sexist language are available in the Publication Manual (7th edition) of the American Psychological Association.