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Individuals seeking career counseling often present with a complex array of issues, and thus it is often difficult for counselors to separate career satisfaction and development from other mental health issues. Career, Work, and Mental Health examines this tightly woven connection between mental health issues and career development and offers practical ways for counselors to blend career and personal counseling. Taking this integrative approach, author Vernon Zunker offers step-by-step procedures for delivering effective intervention strategies – tactics that are meaningful and relevant to career choice, career development, and the interconnectedness of personal problems.

Features and Benefits

Introduces readers to effective ways to address interrelationships by focusing on four domains: Career, Affective, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Culture; Integrates career and personal counseling so readers can learn to diagnose and address both career and personal concerns in the career counseling process; Illustrates the interplay of biological, psychological, and social/cultural dimensions and the spillover effect from one life role to another; Provides an overview of career development theories to provide a solid understanding of the recommended practices

Intended Audience

This core text is an excellent resource for graduate-level courses in counseling, psychology, mental health counseling, clinical psychology, social work, vocational rehabilitation counseling, and school counseling.

Assessing Personality Development Through Personality Inventories
Assessing personality development through personality inventories

The previous chapter focused on symptoms of personality disorders and the pervasive nature of their influence on a person's life. A personality disorder is a kind of disorder, for example, paranoid or antisocial. Readers should recall that a true personality disorder consists of severe symptoms and abnormal behavior patterns that extend over a period of time. Helpers can, however, also focus on personality factors that are derived from personality inventories. There are some distinct advantages of using personality inventories in the helping process. Informative personality profiles are straightforward and report score results by personality factors that have been established by empirical support of their validity. Each factor is identified and assigned a score that ...

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