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Career, Work, and Mental Health
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Career, Work, and Mental Health
Integrating Career and Personal Counseling


June 2008 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

 
PART I. CAREER COUNSELING PERSPECTIVES
 
1. Introduction
Some Perspectives of Personal and Career Development Counseling

 
Multidimensional Influences Shape Behavior

 
Focusing on Multiple Life Roles

 
The Pervasive Nature of Psychological Disorders

 
The Pervasive Nature of Work Stress

 
The Case for Each Client's Cognitive Schemas

 
Recognizing and Uncovering Constraints of Career Choice

 
Cultural diversity and Acculturation

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
2. Career Development theories - An Overview
Career Development Theories

 
Trait Oriented Theories

 
Trait Oriented Theories in Perspective

 
Social Learning and Cognitive Theories

 
Social Learning and cognitive Theories in Perspectives

 
Developmental Theories of Career Choice

 
Developmental Theories of Career Choice in Perspective

 
Person-in-Environment Perspective

 
Summary of Career Development Theory Perspectives

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
3. Career Counseling Practices
A Learning Theory of Career Counseling

 
Intake Interview

 
Using Assessment Results for Career Counseling

 
Interventions

 
Whole Person Approach to Career and Personal Concerns

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
4. Constraints Effecting Career Choice and Development
Model of American Class Structure

 
Socioeconomic Status (SES)

 
Social Class and Socialization

 
Potential Career Choice Constraints

 
Self-Efficacy for Effective Behavior

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
5. Career Choice and Development and the Changing Nature of Work
Initial Career Choice-The Shaping Process

 
Career Choice Perspectives From Career Development Theories

 
Career Choice-Central Component of a Person's Identity

 
Economic Restructuring

 
A Prevalent Career Model-Boundaryless Careers

 
Contract Breach

 
Some Career Barriers

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
PART II: MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS
 
6. Depression and its Impact on Career Development
Biopsychosocial Model

 
Development of Mood Disorder-Depression

 
Biological Dimensions

 
Psychological Dimensions

 
Learned Helplessness and Depression

 
Social and Cultural Dimensions

 
The Career Counseling Connection

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
7. Other Mental Health and Career Concerns
Concerns Associated with Apprehension and Fear

 
Some Causes of Anxiety Disorders

 
Intervention Strategies

 
Concerns Associated with Fear of Social Situations and Being Around Others

 
Influences That Can Lead to Social Phobic Behavior

 
Effective Interventions

 
Fear of Health Problems That are Non-Existent

 
Effective Interventions

 
Substance-Related Disorders

 
Some Causes of Substance Abuse

 
Effective Interventions

 
Biological Interventions

 
Psychological Interventions

 
Social Interventions

 
The Career Work Connection

 
Schizophrenia

 
Some Causes of Schizophrenia

 
Interventions

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
8. Cultural Diversity Dimensions
Some Perspectives on Culture

 
Culturally Developed Cognitive Schemas

 
The Cultural Self and its Career Development Implications

 
Focus on Some Different Worldviews in the Helping Process

 
Family Views

 
Competition versus Cooperation

 
Communication Styles

 
Locus of Control

 
Some Mental Issues of Cultural Groups

 
Abnormality: Universal and Culture Specific Factors

 
Anxiety Disorders

 
Mood Disorder-Depression

 
Personality Disorders

 
Schizophrenia

 
Somatoform Disorders

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
9. Personality Development, Disorders and its Impact on Career
Some Personality Factors in Perspective

 
Secure Relationships

 
Personal Goals

 
Gender and Cultural Diversity Issues

 
Personality Disorders

 
Class A Personality Disorders

 
Class A Personality Disorders in Perspective

 
Class B Personality Disorders

 
Class B Personality Disorders in Perspective

 
Class C Personality Disorders

 
Class C Personality Disorders in Perspective

 
An Overview of Personality Disorders

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
10. Assessing Personality Development Through Personality Inventories
Personality Factors From the 16 PF Questionnaire

 
Global or Second-Order Factors

 
An Integrative Perspective

 
The NEO-Personality Inventory-Revised

 
Some Big Factor Research Results

 
Implications for Interventions From the Neo-PI-R Profile

 
Personality-Outcome Relationships

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
11. Work Stress
Stress Process From an Interactionist Viewpoint

 
Type A Behavior

 
Job Stressors

 
Work Overload

 
Technostress

 
Under and Over Promotion

 
Spillover

 
Electronic Performance Monitoring

 
Work Stressors in Specific Occupations

 
Dimensions of Psychological Well Being and Good Mental Health

 
Work/Family Stress

 
Coping Strategies to Reduce Effects of Stress

 
Self-Efficacy

 
Self-Esteem

 
Social Support

 
Cultural Diversity Issues

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
12. Interventions and Case Studies
Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques

 
Problem Solving

 
Assertiveness Training and Behavioral Rehearsal

 
Systematic Desensitization

 
Cognitive-Restructuring

 
Cognitive Schemas

 
Ellis's A-B-C Theory of Personality

 
Self-Enhancing Thoughts

 
Homework Assignments

 
Behavior Changes by Meichenbaum

 
Stress Inoculation Training

 
The Case of John, A Very Anxious Person

 
The Case of Corrina, A Hypochondriac

 
The Case of Yolanda With Symptoms of a Borderline Personality Disorder

 
Summary

 
Supplementary Learning Exercises

 
 
Appendix A: Acculturation Scales
 
Appendix B: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV-TR) Classification System (APA, 2000)
 
References
 
Name Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Author

Needed a more career focused text with career theories for NCE preparation.

Mrs Rachael Anderson
Marriage and Family Therapy, Sioux Falls Seminary
March 4, 2015
Key features
  • Covers four major concerns of clients: career, affective, cognitive-behavioral and culture
  • Integrates career and personal counseling
  • A biopsychosocial counseling approach
  • Addresses culture as a specific dimension in the counseling process
  • Offers an overview of career development theories
  • Interventions to barriers in career choice and development

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