ccmh540 | Graduate

Career And Vocational Counseling

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This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of vocational theory and career counseling. It includes the historical foundations of vocational theory and the relationship of these to skills and techniques utilized in career counseling and vocational development practices. Vocational and career counseling is examined as an integral component of the overall assessment and treatment of clients representing diverse populations found within the scope of community, mental health, and marriage and family counseling. Emphasis is placed on the examination of adults in transition and the nature of work in a changing world. Students develop competencies necessary to provide career and vocational counseling to clients across the lifespan.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Vocational and Career Counseling Interventions and Programs for Special Populations

    • Examine special issues related to career counseling for men, women, and families.
    • Differentiate the special needs associated with multicultural groups in regards to career and vocational counseling.
    • Identify issues related to career counseling for clients with disabilities.
    • Identify and analyze the various legal issues related to fair employment practices and worker rights and responsibilities.
    • Construct a community-based strategy for working with diverse populations in vocational and career interventions.

    Foundations of Career Development and Resources

    • Identify and explore major theories of vocational development as a basis for career counseling.
    • Describe the need for career development services.
    • Examine the origins and development of career counseling.
    • Identify common resources related to career choice and career development.

    Professional Practices, Skills, and Techniques for Career and Vocational Counseling

    • Determine the levels of career and vocational counseling when developing a comprehensive treatment plan.
    • Demonstrate skills and techniques necessary to provide career and vocational counseling to clients in a variety of community settings.
    • Integrate career and vocational guidance processes into comprehensive professional counseling competencies appropriate as a treatment resource for a broad and diverse client base.
    • Explain the importance of professional counselor identity and ethical standards for the practice of vocational guidance and career counseling interventions.

    Vocation and Career Counseling Assessment as a Tool for Understanding Personal Development and Mental Health

    • Discuss the relevance of career and vocational education and counseling in relationship to the overall mental health and well-being of individuals.
    • Examine the appropriate use of assessment measures in career counseling.
    • Determine appropriate decision-making processes from various theoretical frameworks.
    • Demonstrate career counseling interview skills based on a theoretical framework.

    The Nature of Work in Society

    • Investigate the evolving nature of work, the evolution of attitudes toward work, and the influence of work in people’s lives.
    • Discuss work and work roles in relationship to diversity and global perspectives that impact the perceptions and values of individuals.
    • Evaluate your personal values regarding work and changing work roles and reflect on how these might affect your counseling style.
    • Identify current, appropriate labor market information for your state.

    Vocational Guidelines for Clients Across the Lifespan

    • Compare and contrast vocational guidance and career counseling practices across the developmental stages of clients through the lifespan.
    • Analyze steps in the career counseling process for children, adolescents, and adults.
    • Discuss career guidance programs in institutions of higher learning.
    • Identify career development options for adults in transition.
    • Explain the historical effects of economics, technology, and social and political trends on career counseling services.
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