This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.
Chapter 9: Fostering Adolescent Work and Career Readiness
The father of modern career development theory and career counseling, Donald Super, once implored, “Must it be said that developmental psychologists study only cognitive and psychomotor development, or that personality theorists lavish work on love without showing any love for work?” (Super, 1985, p. 405). Reflecting on this rhetorical question, we suggest that if prevention-oriented approaches to counseling are to achieve their optimal level of impact and be truly comprehensive, career development must be treated as being no less relevant or worthy of our attention, being placed in the same regard as traditional lines of adolescent development (biological, social, emotional, cognitive, moral). ...