Career Theory and Practice: Learning Through Case Studies

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"Jane L. Swanson and Nadya A. Fouad do a masterful job of bringing theory to life through the lived stories of actual career clients. I very much appreciated the book′s format, the examples, the discussion questions, and the richly developed case examples."                               
―Mary J. Heppner, University of Missouri, Columbia, commenting on the First Edition

"As far as the content of the text goes, it ROCKS! The case studies keep it very engaging along with the exercises. This is the first text I′ve ever used that truly engaged the reader and wasn′t a forced read. Thank you!"
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Designed to help readers apply career development theories to their work with career counseling clients, Career Theory and Practice: Learning Through Case Studies links five major career development and choice theories to a fictional case client, "Leslie." Authors Jane L. Swanson and Nadya A. Fouad use this case study approach throughout the book to provide an integrative thread that illustrates similarities and differences between the featured theories. Thoroughly updated, the Second Edition also extends the use of the First Rdition′s effective hypothesis-strategy feature and includes an entirely new chapter on assessment.

Key Features:

  • Blends theory, practical examples, and specific cases to help readers apply a wide range of career development theories to counseling clients
  • Draws on the authors′ experiences as practitioners, researchers, and teachers
  • Offers new "Counselor Cognitions" to guide readers in forming hypotheses about clients
  • Adds new "Personal Reflections" features that help readers in their own career development
  • Discusses societal issues that influence career and work decisions, such as the role of the economy and the changing nature of the workforce

Career Theory and Practice: Learning Through Case Studies, Second Edition, is intended as a core or supplementary text for graduate-level students in career or vocational psychology courses, as well as for career practicum courses. It is also appropriate for use by counseling practitioners as an additional resource to strengthen and expand their services.

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The text is supported by Instructors Resources on CD, which includes the following:

  • Syllabus
  • Final Exam
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Occupational Information Guide

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About the Author:

Jane L. Swanson, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she served as Chair of the Department of Psychology and Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.  She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1986.  She is a Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the American Psychological Association and has served as Chair of the Society for Vocational Psychology and on the boards of the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling.  Dr. Swanson has served on several journal editorial boards and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Vocational Behavior.  She has published extensively on topics related to career and vocational psychology, such as career assessment, career barriers, measurement of vocational interests, and career interventions.  Dr. Swanson is also an experienced career counselor and facilitator, including founding and directing a university career counseling agency, developing and delivering career interventions for high school students, and training and supervising career counselors.

Review:

"The case study method is very effective. Students can see firsthand how the theories are interpreted and applied. Often they get a better understanding of their own lives and career history."--Anne Zachmeyer, Rochester Institute of Technology

"Theory discussion is complete and usable for students; the quality of the text is strong."--Meredith J. Drew, Centenary College

Jane L. Swanson and Nadya A. Fouad do a masterful job of bringing theory to life through the lived stories of actual career clients. I very much appreciated the book's format, the examples, the discussion questions, and the richly developed case examples."--Mary J. Heppner, University of Missouri, Columbia, commenting on the First Edition

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