Career Theory and Practice
Learning Through Case Studies
- Jane L. Swanson - Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
- Nadya A. Fouad - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA
Career & College Counseling | Counseling & Psychotherapy | Counseling Psychology
Unique in the way it links five major career development and choice theories to a fictional case client, this user-friendly text is ideal for counselors engaged in helping clients make wise career choices. Thoroughly updated, the Third Edition of Career Theory and Practice takes a multicultural approach as it blends theory, practical examples, and specific cases, helping readers apply a wide range of career development theories to counseling clients.
Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:
- A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
- A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
- Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
- Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning.
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.”
“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.”
“Theory discussion is complete and usable for students; the quality of the text is strong.”
This textbook is a simple read that provides a great introduction for career counseling. The authors offer a variety of vignettes throughout the book that gives students/readers an opportunity to apply the theories they are learning to the case studies. The case study on Leslie was throughout the book and was built upon with many chapters to give the reader additional material for helping this client. I would have personally liked to see a variety of case studies throughout the book. I do believe students reading this book will have applicable and relevant tools to apply the information learned to the real world of counseling. Rebecca N.
This text provides very concrete exercises and addresses career counseling theory in a multi-cultural aspect that is more comprehensive and current than other texts.
This easy to read book provides a good overview of career theories and management models earthed in case studies. Recommended for students, especially at postgraduate level, who want to understand where their careers fit in to the big picture
Detailed presentation of career theory and its practical perspectives
Great length, case study approach, good multicultural material, right amount of theory and counseling application. Like the new features and chapters.