PSY 671 Career Development Theories and Techniques

3 Units

This course prepares student to address the intersections of career, values, and life roles in the context of career counseling and responding to career-/work-related issues. Students will gain core knowledge of major career development theories and examine the implications of sociocultural factors on career development, work transitions, and the career counseling process. Students will gain experience with assessments and resources relevant to career counseling. Students will become familiar with current literature within the career development scope that pertains to marginalized groups.

In addition, career development theories will be examined with special attention and application to MFT and recovery-oriented care principles, as well as how contextual issues, such as culture, SES, poverty, and social stress impact mental health, recovery, and a person’s career development process and decision making.