Description of how to integrate and apply the chosen theories or model into counseling practice

Assignment: Career Counseling Theory Overview  

 

This assignment is an opportunity to examine and apply career theories, concepts, and assessments to your own professional career development and planning.

Each student will reflect on their own career development and examine the global trends and demands of their career field.

Each student will choose two career theories and apply the theories to the student’s own career development. Include

 

(1) an overview of the chosen theories, including a discussion on how each theory can be applied to the student’s own career development.

 

(2) a description of how to integrate and apply the chosen theories or model into counseling practice, including identifying and using assessment tools and techniques within these models to assess abilities, interests, values, personality and other factors that contribute to career development and strategies for facilitating client skill development for career, educational, and life-work planning and management;

 

 

(3) a discussion of cultural considerations within the theoretical models and conceptualization of the interrelationships among and between work, mental well-being, relationships, and other life roles and factors and

 

(4) two current research articles in addition to the course textbook. (Length: 4 -5 pages of content plus title, abstract, and reference pages – total of 8 pages).

 

 

 

The paper is due on or before the due date as described in the syllabus. Late papers will not be accepted. Papers should be written in APA style, including a title page, abstract, and a reference page with a minimum of five current (less than eight years old) articles from academic peer reviewed journalsAt least (2) journals. The use of non-sexist and professional language is expected, and papers must be carefully proofread prior to submission. Guidelines regarding non-sexist language are available in the Publication Manual (7th edition) of the American Psychological Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the appendix for detailed instructions and rubric below.

 

1. Career Theory Application (4 points max) [2. F. 4. a.]

Student provided a thorough description of the chosen career theories, provided a clear review of the major tenets, their application to counseling and student’s own career development.

2. Integration and Application (4 points max) [2. F. 1. h.] [2. F. 4. c.] [2. F. 4. e.]

Student provided a thorough description of ways to apply chosen theories or models into practice. The description included clear examples for each major tenet of the theories, including identifying and using assessment tools and techniques within these models to assess abilities, interests, values, personality and other factors that contribute to career development and strategies for facilitating client skill development for career, educational, and life-work planning and management.

3. Cultural Considerations (4 points max) [2. F. 4. b.]

Student included more than one area of cultural considerations for applying the chosen career theories with diverse populations. Students describe the conceptualization of the interrelationships among and between work, mental wellbeing, relationships, and other life roles and factors

4. APA Style (4 points max)

Student’s report included proper APA style. The textbook and two additional current and relevant articles were cited.