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Career Counseling

Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications, 3rd Edition

Edited by David Capuzzi, Mark Stauffer, David Capuzzi, Mark D. Stauffer


536 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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Career Counseling, 3rd edition, provides a comprehensive, holistic overview of the foundations of career counseling, information on the most effective skills and techniques, and contextual perspectives on career and lifestyle planning, all by nationally and internationally recognized experts. Updated chapters introduce important material not often addressed in introductory texts, such as rehabilitation, addictive behaviors, counseling couples and families, and working with ethnic and gender/sexual minority clients. Included throughout the text are case studies, informational sidebars, and experiential activities that enhance the reading and encourage additional contemplation of chapter content. Readers can also turn to the book’s companion website for chapter test questions, PowerPoints, and additional resources.


"The relevance of Career Counseling for educators, students, and clinicians lies in the authors’ commitment to providing a cogent, accessible, well-rounded foundation that details both history and important advancements in the field. Integrated case studies help guide readers through the application of various skills and concepts for diverse populations in myriad settings, while the experiential activities bring the material to life. This book is the essential text for educating career counselors."

Jason Patton, PhD, LPC, core faculty, School of Counseling, Walden University

"In the third edition of Career Counseling, David Capuzzi and Mark Stauffer have provided an excellent overview of the process of helping individuals plan their career and personal futures. Unlike many edited texts in which chapters are written by multiple authors and are often disjointed, this text flows from chapter to chapter, and each chapter has the same organization. Career decisions are made within the context of people’s lives, and the issues covered in this book—such as disabilities, addictions, and minority status—affect clients’ career decisions. The test questions, lecture slides, and additional materials provided by the book editors for professors of career counseling courses are excellent."

Theodore P. Remley, Jr, JD, PhD, professor of counseling, University of Holy Cross

"Capuzzi and Stauffer have written a very informative book on career counseling. This text provides an innovative, comprehensive approach that focuses on career theory, as well as on the role of the career counselor and skills needed for contemporary career counseling practices. Truly this book will be an important asset for students and career counselors in practice."

Loretta Bradley, PhD, LPC, NCC, former president of American Counseling Association, Area Cooperative Educational Services, and International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors,Paul Whitfield Horn Professor, counselor education, Texas Tech University

Table of Contents

1. Historical Influences on the Practice of Career Counseling Colburn and Jenkins 2. Trait and Factor, Developmental, Learning, and Cognitive Theories Shoffner Creager and Deacon 3. Toward a Holistic View: Decision-Making, Postmodern and Emerging Theories Goodman 4. Career Counseling without Borders: Moving Beyond Traditional Career Practices of Helping Ratts, Santos, and Greenleaf 5.Ethical and Legal Issues in Career Counseling Harris, Merlin-Knoblich, and Lamberson 6. Individual and Group Assessment and Appraisal Sheperis, Perepiczka, and Limoges 7. Using Information and Technology Hutchison, Thaier, and Stauffer 8. Career Development Plans: Designing a Client’s "What’s Next" Feller and Peila-Shuster 9. Establishing and Sustaining a Thriving Career Development Program Schutt 10. Supervision, Coaching, and Consultation Haddock and Dougherty 11. Counseling for Children’s Career Development Dedmond and Landis-Santos 12. Career Development for Youth and Emerging Adults with Diverse Paths Morgan and Cole 13. The Convergence of Career and Mental Health Approaches to Counseling Guindon, Giordano, and Wright 14. Career and Lifestyle Planning in Vocational Rehabilitation Settings Strauser, Greco, and O’Sullivan 15. Career Counseling with Couples and Families Evans and Muller 16. Gender Issues in Career Counseling Herlihy and Hermann 17. Counseling Individuals with Addictive Behaviors West, Pollard, and Wood 18. Significant Career Transitions: Workforce Entry and Reentry for Veterans, Recent Immigrants and Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers Vincenzes, Acuri, and Stauffer

About the Editors

David Capuzzi, PhD, NCC, LPC, is a senior core faculty member in clinical mental health counseling at Walden University and professor emeritus at Portland State University. He is also past president and current fellow of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Dr. Capuzzi has received the ACA’s Kitty Cole Human Rights Award, the ACA’s Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person, a Distinguished Alumni Award at Florida State University, and the ACES’s Locke-Paisley Mentorship Award. He is author or coeditor of eight textbooks used in counselor education.

Mark D. Stauffer, PhD, NCC, is a core faculty member in clinical mental health counseling at Walden University. He was a Chi Sigma Iota International fellow and was awarded the ACA’s Emerging Leaders Training Grant. He has served as co-chair of the ACA International Committee and will serve as president of the Association of Humanistic Counseling from 2018 to 2019. Dr. Stauffer is coeditor of six other textbooks in the counseling field.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health