Week 6 Discussion Response to Classmates

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Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2012) and/or American Psychological Association (2010). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. I have also attached my discussion rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please respond to all 3 of my classmates separately with separate references for each response. You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation like peer-reviewed, professional scholarly journals. I need this completed by 07/06/19 at 12pm.

Expectation:

Responses to peers. Note that this is measured by both the quantity and quality of your posts. Does your post contribute to continuing the discussion? Are your ideas supported with citations from the learning resources and other scholarly sources? Note that citations are expected for both your main post and your response posts. Note also, that, although it is often helpful and important to provide one or two sentence responses thanking somebody or supporting them or commiserating with them, those types of responses do not always further the discussion as much as they check in with the author. Such responses are appropriate and encouraged; however, they should be considered supplemental to more substantive responses, not sufficient by themselves.

Read a your colleagues' postings. Respond to your colleagues' postings.

Respond in one or more of the following ways:

· Ask a probing question.

· Share an insight gained from having read your colleague's posting.

· Offer and support an opinion.

· Validate an idea with your own experience.

· Make a suggestion.

· Expand on your colleague's posting.

1. Classmate (L. Str)

Thoughts About the Role of Vocational/Career Counseling

When I entered the clinical mental health program I never considered or thought about vocational/career counseling as a possible field of interest. As I’m learning more about career counseling it might be a future area of interest for me. One thing that I find interesting about career counseling is I’ve learned that every aspect of counseling involves aspects of career because work/career make up a big part of our life, takes up a large portion of our time, and contributes to who we are.

Two Ways career Counseling and Planning Valuable to a Client

The first way that career counseling and planning is valuable to a client is it allows the client to explore possible areas of interest. With the assistance of a counselor, activities and assessments clients can narrow their choices of possible careers. The second way that career counseling and planning is valuable to a client is that once areas of interest are established then clients with the assistance of a career counselor can set goals and action plans (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012).

Two Challenges

One challenge for me if I were a career counselor would be dealing with clients who do not take the career planning process seriously. In certain situations, individuals may be made to come and or mandated to come to counseling for some reason or another, in a case like this I can see it being difficult if client does not take it seriously or does not see the benefits. I honestly don’t know how I would deal with this situation, might go over options as far as the counseling process goes and or do activities that will help build a rapport with the client.

Another challenge would be dealing with clients who are “skill obsolescence” (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012, pp. 233). When individuals have been out of the job market for a while, things might have changed and or been updated since they were last employed. This could make it difficult for these clients to get a job role in their field of choice without current experience. This will take some brainstorming on a case by case situation as far as developing the best goals and action plans to take. A suggestion would be to maybe take an available course or two if offered, or volunteer experience in the field if offered to get current skills up to date with the chosen industry.  

References

Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2012). Career counseling: Foundations, perspectives, and applications. (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

2. Classmate (L. N-G)

Role of Career Counseling

            I feel vocational/career counseling is an important component of helping a client develop their sense of identity. The role of career planning leads to self actualization for clients. Counselors needs to operate within well defined roles, gain knowledge about the needs and idiosyncrasies of various groups of clients and understand changes within the learning workplace (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012). 

Ways Career Counseling is Valuable to Clients

           Engaging in the process of vocational/career counseling or planning can be very valuable to a client. Comprehensive career counseling can provide several benefits in educational, social, and economic areas. Career counseling can have positive effects on eliminating both career information deficits and clients needs for support as well as assisting clients in identifying and selecting available options (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012).

Challenges and Possible Resolutions

          As valuable as career counseling/planning can be, it may also come with challenges for both the client and the counselor. Although a plan can be well documented, failure can be a result of scarce resources and inadequately trained professionals (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012). The scarceness of resources can be prevented by expanding career counseling accessibility. Inadequately trained professionals can be resolved by practitioners exploring a wider range of settings with greater variety in titles and levels of training are driven to keep pace with change.

 

Reference

Capuzzi, D. & Stauffer, M. (2012). Career counseling: foundations, perspectives, and applications. New York: Routledge.

3. Classmate (D. Sma)

Thoughts on Vocational Counseling  

According to Capuzzi & Stauffer (2012, pg.223), "career planning is a straightforward process of understanding, exploring and decision making, reflecting on your life, family and work in a wider context". When I think of career planning I typically see adults searching for their long term employment. I currently work with children in the early childhood field, in this field when we hear the word career/job it is often during dramatic play when children are pretending what they want to be when they grow up. I think career planning can start at a very young age although you wont take it seriously until young adulthood. In the counseling field it will be very important to identify your clients strengths, weaknesses, interests and abilities to help them determine the best field of choice. We all have "dream" jobs as children, in order to turn those dreams into a reality as an adult, vocational counseling may be necessary.

Engaging in the Process  

Furthermore, "individuals, organizations and government policymakers are not easily convinced that comprehensive career development planning is a sound investment" (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012, pg.226). However, in the counseling field vocational counseling can be beneficial to a client because having a plan can make things more convenient. For example, a client suffering from anxiety may struggle with the concept of job searching, however establishing a plan can help reduce the anxiety by setting expectations. Another value that vocational counseling can have is the client can become more self aware of their identity and their personality by taking career assessments. For many individuals, bbecoming self aware is the first step to gaining job satisfaction. 

 
 

Challenges 

Lastly, one challenge a counselor may encounter is working with a client who suffers from mental illness. This challenge can be overcome by working with physicians or another counselor to ensure the mental illness will not place a huge impact on career decisions.  For the client their can be the challenge of not having enough work experience. Often times to build a resume work experience is listed. However, their are ways to overcome this challenge, a vocational counselor can help build a resume that will showcase other skills and qualities that will be in place of work experience.

References

Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2012). Career counseling: Foundations, perspectives, and applications. (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.


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Required Resources

· Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2012). Career counseling: Foundations, perspectives, and applications. (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

  • Chapter 8 "Designing Career Development Plans With       Clients’"
  • Chapter 9, “Establishing a Thriving Career Development       Program”
  • Article: Niles, S. G., Goodman, J., & Pope, M.      (2001). The career counseling casebook: A resource for students,      practitioners, and counselor educators (pp. 231–235). Broken      Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association. Used by permission of      The National Career Development Association.

Media

  • Video: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer).      (2007). Vocational psychology and counseling: Career development      planning. Baltimore: Author.
    • with Dr. Darrell Luzzo

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 21 minutes.

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Website

· National Career Development Association. (2015). Internet sites for career planning. Retrieved from www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/resources

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