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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.

Career Choice and Development and the Changing Nature of Work
Career choice and development and the changing nature of work

This chapter focuses on career choice and development constraints that have emerged from changes in the workplace, how work is being restructured, and how the nature of work is changing. For the past 30 years, the changing organizational context of careers and new concepts in career development have received considerable attention. Economic restructuring, demographic changes, globalization of the economy, external markets, and technological changes have dominated the dialogue. What has happened to work in America has significant consequences for many families and especially for individuals who experience constraints in career choice and for those who find barriers to their career development. There appears to be a ...

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