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· No unread replies. No replies. PSY 6120 – Week Six – Instructor Guidance Dr. Sharla M. Walker, PhD Welcome to week six! Over the past five weeks we have studied a number of different topics related to career counseling and career coaching. Each of you have demonstrated your understanding of the importance of assessment, cultural differences, upbringing as some of the major factors that determine how an individual looks at or for a job or career. According to Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey (2017), “Changing demographics, multiple worldviews, and cultural plurality also influence the career development intervention process” (p. 125). Career counselor must be able to move beyond traditional methods in career development assessment. Counselor must be able to explore non-traditional areas of assessment to help clients determine his/her new or next career path. Work and life balance has become a key concern for clients. Practitioners are encouraged to first assess the meaning of work in clients’ lives by inquiring about their conceptualizations of work (Schultheiss, 2006, p. 335). Career counseling has evolved as both a counseling specialty and a core element of the general practice of counseling (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2017). Designing career counseling strategies for the 21st century will involve career counseling from a contextual basis. The role of the professional career counselor will continue to evolve as clients look for assistance in helping to define his/her next career opportunity. The process is a two-way street. The career counselor must establish effective working alliances with the client. Also, the client has to establish a working alliance with the counselor. Trust, openness and understanding are essential for the relationship to work effectively. At times, the relationship may involve emotional support. Emotional support involves providing caring, trust, and empathy to clients (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2017, p. 246). This week we will explore the area of Ethics. According to Niles& Harris-Bowlsbey (2017), “The obvious goal for career professionals is to function ethically and legally and to avoid any activity that would be acknowledged as illegal and/or unethical” (p. 430). Therefore, it is extremely important that career professionals understand the ethical role and responsibilities that must be upheld in the profession. Career coaches serve as personal consultants for any work-related concerns such as balancing home and work, learning interview skills, developing better management skills, executive personal and career development . . .” (Chung & Gfroerer, 2003, p. 141). Again, the importance of upholding solid ethical perspectives in the career counselor role is without question. Career counselors are advocates for their clients and for social justice (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2017). References Chung, Y. B. & Gfroerer, M. C. A. (2003). Career coaching: Practice, training, professional, and ethical issues. The Career Development Quarterly, 52(2), 141-152 Niles, S. G. & Harris-Bowlsbey, J. (2017). Career development interventions in the 21stcentury. (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Schultheiss, D. E. P. (2006). The interface of work and family life. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37(40), 334-341. doi:10.1037/0735-7028.37.4.334
· Week-1—(MODULE)Resources Required Text Niles, S. G. & Harris-Bowlsbey, J. (2017). Career development interventions (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Chapter 1: Introduction to Career Development Interventions Chapter 2: Understanding and Applying Theories of Career Development Chapter 3: Understanding and Applying Recent Theories of Career Development Recommended References Baker, D.B. (2009). Choosing a vocation at 100: Time, change, and context. The Career Development Quarterly, 57(3), 199-206.———————————————————————————————————-Week-2———(Modules) 180626 GR (26) Home Announcements Library Writing Center Writing for Success Modules Grades Week 2 Introduction Introduction Learning Outcomes Overview Resources Self-Checks Introduction: Cultural Competent Career Development Interventions This week, you will explore the importance of culture and identity when it comes to career counseling. Your book describes the ideas of multicultural counseling, identity formation, and ways to work with other from different cultures from your own. When thinking about the words culture and cultural identity, it is important to look further than just race and ethnicity. Cultural identity can incorporate nation of origin, immigration status, citizenship status, sex, gender and gender identity, age, sexual orientation, social class, religious and spiritual beliefs, psychological disabilities, and physical disabilities (Dugger, 2016). As you move into career counseling, it is important that a career counselor understand the impact that each of the afore mentioned identities has on the client’s career development, career beliefs, and career future. The following chart from Dugger (2016) shows the potential impact that culture might have on career development Diagram about Cultural Norms, Societal Messages, Sociopolitcal Realities and Socioeconomic factors (p.121) Leong (2010) urges career counselors to incorporate five cultural dimensions into their career counseling: Cultural Identity Cultural conception of career problems Cultural context and psychosocial environment Cultural dynamics in the therapeutic relationship… Overall cultural assessment (p. 376) Last week we learned about a variety of career theories. It is important to note and think about the impact that the theorist’s cultural identity had on the creation of the theory. In the next week’s module, we will talk about assessments, this too can be influenced by cultural identity which is important to remember when choosing an assessment and interpreting results. It is important to note that much of the career counseling framework is built upon western European ideas about work and career development (Flores & Heppner, 2002). It is of great importance that a career counselor comes from a point of empathy to understand the worldview and value system of our clients. The following video discusses career counseling with diverse populations http://study.com/academy/lesson/career-counseling-with-diverse-populations.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Sources Boyd, N. (n.d.). Career counseling with diverse populations [Video file]. Retrieved from http://study.com/academy/lesson/career-counseling-with-diverse-populations.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Dugger, S. M. (2016). Foundations of career counseling: A case-based approach (1st ed.). Pearson. Flores, L. Y., & Heppner, M. J. (2002). Multicultural career counseling: Ten essentials for training. Journal of Career Development, 28, 181–202. Leong, F.T.L. (2010). A cultural formation approach to career assessment and career counseling: Guest editor’s introduction. Journal of Career Development, 37(1), 375-390. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this week, students will be able to: Identify the cultural implications with respect to careers. (Aligns with CLOs 2, 5) Apply identity development models and how they apply to career counseling. (Aligns with CLOs 2) Identify strategies to advocate for diverse clients’ career and educational development and employment opportunities. (Aligns with CLOs 2, 5) Overview Assignment Due Format Value CLOs Multicultural Career Counseling Day 3 (1st post) Discussion Forum 4 2, 5 Reporting Career Assessment Results Day 3 (1st post) Discussion Forum 4 2, 5 Multicultural Career Counseling Case Study Day 7 Written Assignment 8 2, 5 Self-Check N/A Self-Check 0 N/A Total 16 Resources Required Text Niles, S. G. & Harris-Bowlsbey, J. (2017). Career development interventions (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Chapter 5: Assessment and Career Planning Recommended References Arthur, N. & Collins, S. (2011). Infusing culture in career counseling. Journal of Employment Counseling, 48(4), 147-152 Anderson, S. K., Peila-Shuster, J., & Aragon, A. (2012). Cross cultural career counseling: Ethical issues to consider. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 28(1), 127-139. Boyd, N. (n.d.). Career counseling with diverse populations [Video file]. Retrieved from http://study.com/academy/lesson/career-counseling-with-diverse-populations.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Dugger, S.M. (2016) Foundations of career counseling: A case-based approach (1st ed.). Pearson Flores, L. Y., & Heppner, M. J. (2002). Multicultural career counseling: Ten essentials for training. Journal of Career Development, 28, 181–202. Leong, F.T.L. (2010). A cultural formation approach to career assessment and career counseling: Guest editors introduction. Journal of Career Development, 37(1), 375-390. Lee, C. C. (2012). A conceptual framework for culturally competent career counseling practice. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 28(1), 7-14 Melvin, B., Galles, J.A., & Lenz, J.G. (2012). Assessing career readiness in culturally and ethnically diverse populations. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 28(1), 110-126. Scott, D. A., Belke, S. L., & Barfield, H. G. (2011). Career development with transgender college students: Implications for career and employment counselors. Journal of Employment Counseling, 48(3), 105-113. Stanford University. (November 22, 2010). How gender stereotypes influence emerging career aspirations [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwviTwO8M8Q (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.