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
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.
Chapter 11: Work Stress
Work stress has been the topic of numerous research projects over several decades. The concerns surrounding work stress appear to be well founded. In 1999, for instance, it was estimated that 550 million working days were lost annually in U.S. industries because of stress-related absenteeism (Danna & Griffin, 1999). The pervasive nature of work-related stress may also be responsible for negative reactions to the workplace and/or to other employees and supervisors, and it has been known to promote poor job performance (Sulsky & Smith, 2005). In addition, health concerns such as gastrointestinal problems and cardiovascular disease have been associated with work stress, particularly shift work (G. Costa, 1996). Serious concerns over the health of the workforce have become a significant issue of ...