Career Theory, Development, and Appraisal: A Guide for Human Services

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ISBN-13: 978-0578440750
ISBN-10: 057844075X
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"At long last, a book that provides a stellar overview everything human services students need in relation to providing basic career services.The long and collaborative relationship Busacca and Rehfuss have, as editors, continues in this book in which they have packed as much as possible. The book is concise, yet comprehensive. The result is an invaluable resource for students enrolled in human services programs. Beginning with the foundation of necessary qualifications and factors related to the helping relationship, the content builds, layer by layer, to educate and inform readers as to the many work concerns, they can expect to encounter, when working with clients, and how to be helpful in those situations. Each chapter includes empirical support to the content and a plethora of web resources that will aid students in connecting to additional content important to the topic of career.This book makes a magnificent contribution to the field of human services and will be a valuable resource for students entering the profession. My only disappointment is that such a valuable resource was unavailable when pursuing my own degree in human services!"-Susan R. Barclay, PhD, LPC-C, LPC-S, NCC, GCDF-IAssociate Professor & Program CoordinatorCollege Student Personnel Administration (CSPA)University of Central Arkansas __________________________________"Busacca and Rehfuss have created a valuable resource for Human Service professionals seeking to understand and help others with employment and careers in a challenging world. Work, employment, or unemployment is one of the primary issues facing every person and family we interact with. This text lays a foundation to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to assist clients and their families holistically with their work and lives."-Tammi F. Dice, PhDPast-President of NOHS Associate Dean of COEPF Old Dominion University __________________________________"This resource is masterfully crafted providing human services professionals with an invaluable resource to effectively administer career services. Busacca and Rehfuss have distilled the essential elements of career theory, assessment, and practice into consumable information with specific pointers for application to a variety of populations in a multitude of settings. The specific focus on cultural considerations throughout contextualizes career services for human services professionals respecting the identities of those receiving services."-Seth C. W. Hayden, PhDAssistant Professor of CounselingWake Forest UniversityNational Career Development Association Board Member__________________________________"Targeted to reach the next generation of human service providers, Busacca and Rehfuss provide an outstanding guide for a contemporary understanding of career theory,development and appraisal.  This book is distinguished by its emphasis on how work and career are personal, requiring practitioners to meet the needs of individuals with various dimensions of identity by providing inclusive and holistic services.  Human service practitioners, educators and students will find this book a lively and informative resource that addresses salient career issues in our ever-changing world of work."-Cassandra A. Storlie, PhD, LPCC-S, NCCAssociate Professor, Counselor Education & SupervisionKent State University__________________________________"Based on the work and career counseling expertise of Busacca and Rehfuss, their newest text on career theory, development, and appraisal will be an invaluable resource for students and professionals in human services. This text includes work and career-related resources and recommendations for attending to the multicultural needs of a diverse clientele."-Donna M.Gibson, PhDDepartment Chair and Professor, Counseling & Special EducationVirginia Commonwealth University

About the Author

Louis A. Busacca, PhD, received his doctorate in counseling and human development from Kent State University and holds licensure as a professional counselor in Ohio and as a National Certified Counselor. He is adjunct assistant professor of counseling and human services at Old Dominion University and adjunct professor of Behavioral Sciences at Lakeland Community College.  
Mark C. Rehfuss, PhD, received his doctorate in counseling and human development from Kent State University and holds licensure as a professional clinical counselor in Ohio and as a professional counselor in Virginia. He is currently an associate professor and director of the human services distance program in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lomar Academic Books, LLC (June 4, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 300 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 057844075X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0578440750
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.68 x 9 inches
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT TEXTBOOK
Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2021
I am in Dr. Busacca’s class at Old Dominion University for the Fall 2021 semester! I am “star-struck” that my Professor is SO accomplished and has co-authored such an amazing guide, reference book…you name it! I’m learning from a MASTER Career Counselor at a top-tier university and couldn’t be MORE enthused! Thanks Dr. B.!
Nakisha Smith (202110_HMSV344_14371)👍
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