Critical survey of career counselling theory and practice.
Career counselling is a collaborative process that helps clients to clarify, specify, implement, and adjust to work-related decisions with the aim of assisting individuals in locating a career that is meaningful, productive, and fulfilling. This course will critically survey career development theories, issues, and practices that have specific applications to career counselling. This course will review: (a) established and emergent theories of career development across the life span; (b) issues and techniques of particular relevance to career assessment and career counselling in schools, communities, and business practices; (c) career counselling with special populations; and (d) developmental issues, transition points and counselling strategies associated with the theories and career counselling. In order to facilitate practical understanding and integrate theory and practice, this course emphasizes experiential exercises in addition to class discussions and readings.