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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.

Cultural Diversity Dimensions
Cultural diversity dimensions

The role of culture in the shaping of mental processes and behavior has been the focus of numerous research projects published in professional journals and textbooks that represent several academic disciplines. Cross-cultural studies have uncovered significant differences and similarities between cultures in attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, norms, and values, among other important factors. Much more remains to be learned, but in the meantime cultural diversity remains a major challenge for helpers. The term culture can describe mainstream tendencies that are unique to most of the people in any society. Culture is dynamic in that it is constantly changing. Beliefs, behaviors, and norms that develop from shared cultural values are subjective aspects of culture (Matsumoto & Juang, 2004). The study of culture ...

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