Career Counseling Across the Lifespan

Community, School, and Higher Education

Edited by:
Grafton T. Eliason, California University of Pennsylvania
Trisha Eliason, California University of Pennsylvania
Jeff L. Samide, California University of Pennsylvania
John Patrick, California University of Pennsylvania

A volume in the series: Issues in Career Development. Editor(s): Grafton T. Eliason, California University of Pennsylvania. John Patrick, California University of Pennsylvania.

Published 2014

Career Counseling Across the Lifespan: Community, School, and Higher Education is the latest volume in the Issues in Career Development Book Series, edited by Grafton Eliason, John Patrick, and Jeff Samide, from California University of Pennsylvania. The purpose of Career Development Across the Lifespan is to provide a broad and in-depth look at the field of career development as it applies to individuals involved in all areas of community counseling, school counseling, and higher education. The book will examine some of the field's major theories, themes, approaches, and assumptions using the writings of a variety of regional and international experts. Specific emphasis is spent examining issues reflective of today's challenges in developing and maintaining a workforce that is diverse, flexible, and efficient. Readers will be provided with an action based framework built on the best available research information.

This text book is truly the culmination of 8 years work, compiling comprehensive studies from three previous volumes and updating key concepts in career counseling with the most contemporary theories and innovations. We examine three primary domains of career counseling throughout all of the developmental stages of the lifespan: community, schools K-12, and higher education. We include a specific focus on career history and theories, to prepare students for both the counseling environment and for national exams leading to certification and licensure, such as the (NCE) National Counseling Exam. We also include cutting edge research on contemporary topics, including such areas as: military careers, life after the military, athletics, individuals with disabilities or special needs, career counseling in our current socio-economic environment, and current technologies such as virtual counseling. In addition, we have added case studies and key terms as study guides at the end of each chapter. We are fortunate to include many recognized experts in the field of career counseling. Career Counseling Across the Lifespan: Community, School, and Higher Education is a comprehensive text, written to address the broad needs of career counselors, educators, and students today.

Dedications. Acknowledgements. Introduction. The Historical Context and Early Founders of Career Theory, Rebecca L. Roberts-Martin. The Foundations of Career Theory: Holland and Super Theories, Courtney Wilson and Brian Hutchison. Career Decision-Making: Krumboltz and Schlossberg, Bill Rullo and Lauren Madia. Gottfredson’s Theory of Career Circumscription and Compromise, Chad Luke and Frederick Redekop. Lent, Brown, and Hackett: Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT), Lisa Story and Mark Lepore. Creating Career Narratives, Contextualizing Adolescent Career Development, and Constructivist Career Counseling, Emily M. Sweitzer. Socioeconomic Career Theory, Matt Menard. Occupational Classification Resources, Matthew W. Ishler. Career Assessment E-Portfolios across the Lifespan: Documentation and Accountability for Professional Counselors, George T. Williams and Joseph D. Wehrman. PART II: CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN THE SCHOOLS (K-12). Career Development in Schools: An Historical Perspective, Brian Hutchison, Spencer G. Niles, and Jerry Trusty. How the ASCA Model and the Educational Trust are Changing the Role of the Career School Counselor, William Rullo, Grafton T. Eliason, and John Patrick. Assessment and Career Development in the Schools: Constructs, Design, and Data Analysis, Chris Wood and Rob Carlisle. Transitions in Career Development: Transforming School Counseling, David L. Olguin and Connie J. Maple. Improving Self-Concept through Experiential Learning and Individualized Instruction, Mark Lepore and Joseph Petrella. Career Development and the Role of Technology as an Agent of Change, Jeff L. Samide, Kelsey Bracken, and Jake McElligott. The Practice of Career Counseling Through a Solution-Focused Lens, Nadine E. Garner, Jason Baker, and James P. Valle. Working with Children Who Have Exceptionalities, James O Burton, II, Kevin A. Koury, Gia Deasy, and Cheryl Zaccagnini. Rehabilitation Counseling and Transitioning from School to Post-School Environments, Richard Sabousky, Lorie Taylor, and Lisa Turner. PART III: CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION. A Synopsis of Career Development Literature and Resources in Higher Education, Rebecca L. Roberts Martin. Impacting Career Choice, William Rullo. Transitioning to the Future: Helping High School Students Prepare for Higher Education, Kimberly J. Desmond and Kayla Snyder. Pre- and Post-Secondary Career Selection: A Process for Mentorship and Identity Development, Emily M. Sweitzer. Choosing a College Major: Perspectives of the Advisor and the Advisee, Rosalie Samide, Steven Watter, and Olivia Uddin. Innovative Career Development Programs and Practices in Private and Public Colleges and Universities, Nadine E. Garner, Jason Baker, Cathy E. Rintz, and Brielle E. Valle. Career Counseling Centers at the College Level, Gene Sutton and Rhonda Gifford. Using Career Development Theory and Practice to Meet the Needs of Master’s Students, Matthew W. Ishler. Career Counseling for Doctoral Students and Research Institutions, Caroline Perjessy and Travis W. Schermer. Career Development and Technical Education Students, Jonathan Lent and Maryann Meniru. Career Development and Career Theory for Two-Year and Community Colleges, Fred Redekop and Chad Luke. Career Development and the International Student, Lourens Human, Ilse Ruane, Vicky Timm, and Nkateko Ndala-Magoro. Career Development Interventions with Intercollegiate Student-Athletes, Taunya Marie Tinsley and Amy S. Walker. Career Counseling and Developmental Pathways across the Lifespan in the Military, George T. Williams, Michael B. Barrett, and Charles H. Graham. Transition to Post-Secondary Education: Working with Students with Disabilities, Helen S. Hamlet and Theodore R. Burnes. Convert to Work: Navigating the Passage from School to Work for Graduates with Mental Health Challenges, Mark Lepore. The Impact of Disenfranchised Grief and Job Loss, Diana M. Hardy. Multi-Cultural Issues in Career Development: Advocacy and Social Justice, Demond Bledsoe and Eric Owens. Crossing the Cultural Border: What the Field of TESOL Can Offer School Counselors, Susan Morris-Rutledge. The Changing Landscape of Career Development in Higher Education, Thomas F. Matta, James K. Matta, Sr., and Dana S. Matta. Career Challenges in Midlife and Beyond, Helen S. Hamlet and Margaret Herrick. The Impacts of Virtual Counseling on Career Development in Education, Ray Feroz and Marissa Fenwick. Co-Editor Biographies.