562 Foundations of Career Development

This course is designed to introduce students to the history, theories, and practices of career development and career counseling. It will foster confidence in their ability to address the needs of their clients in a holistic manner.  Students review the history and theories of career development, career progression over life span, the purpose and variety of assessment instruments and career interviewing. A secondary benefit of this course is that students will participate in activities to strengthen themselves as professional counselors to include developing their own professional career portfolios. Students will research how career fits into healthy, balanced lifestyles and into the community They will have a foundation upon which to build deeper career counseling and coaching skills, further increase their understanding, and utilize resources they will use to help their future clients to grow in the life task of “work.”