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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.

Other Mental Health Issues and Career Concerns
Other mental health issues and career concerns

This chapter reviews and summarizes some selected mental health issues that can have significant influence on all life roles, including the work role. I continue to use an integrative approach to discover potential influences on the development of psychological disorders; biological, psychological and social/cultural factors are conceived as interacting influences that contribute to the development of each disorder. How each mental health concern can disrupt one's ability to function in the society in which he or she lives and works is the major focus of this chapter. From the position of a whole-person approach to helping, helpers are interested in the most efficient methods of conceptualizing each client's unique concerns. Helpers can ...

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