COUN 570 - Career Development and Lifestyle Counseling
(3)This course is designed to provide an introduction to the theoretical bases of career development and individual career decision making. Incorporation of career assessment instruments and techniques for evaluating individuals relevant to career development, planning, and placement are utilized. Additional knowledge regarding sources of career, educational, and labor market information including retrieval from computerized data banks will be examined. The course also addresses the special issues concerning legal and ethical standards in career counseling, multicultural issues and gender bias, as well as an appreciation for career trends in lifestyle across the lifespan. The career counseling process, from appraisal to placement, is explored through personal utilization and interpretation of appropriate career instruments. Literature and current research in the field are also included in this course. Prerequisite(s): None.