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 9: Personality Development and Disorders and Their Effect on Career
Personality Development and Disorders and Their Effect on Career
This chapter focuses on individual differences in behavior, specifically on personality disorders that interfere with career choice and development. This chapter does not attempt to cover the very pervasive nature of personality theories and development. Some individual theories of personality are referenced throughout this chapter for readers who wish to seek more information about them. In most of the paragraphs that follow, groups of theories—for example, social–behavioristic perspectives and clusters of personality disorders—are addressed. The links among personality development, disorders, and career development and mental health are featured.
I will attempt to uncover some of “the dynamic and organized set of characteristics possessed by a person that uniquely influences ...