This course offers instruction and review of (a) the development of career counseling as a field, (b) six of the most prominent career development and counseling theories, (c) career testing and assessment, and (d) discussion of online counseling tools. The role of happenstance in career is also reviewed. A distinguishing feature of this course continuous priority place on putting career development in a multicultural and lifespan context. In this way, career theory and technique are discussed in context to clients’ lived experiences with power, privilege and oppression and fluidity of identity and self-definition for people across race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, social and economic class, religion, ability, age, body size, immigration status, language, and other salient identities. Furthermore, this course maintains a client focus, with client autonomy and empowerment as central features. Distinctions are made between career development and techniques used in career counseling. This course emphasizes career decision-making and the interrelationships among and between work, family, and other life roles.
Swanson, J. L., and Fouad, N. A. (2010). Career Theory and Practice: Learning Through Case Studies (4th Ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 9781412937511..
This academic graduate-level course is designed to meet three-semester units of career development theories and techniques requirement for LPCC licensing in California.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any advantages to taking these courses through Alliant?
Yes, there are several advantages to taking these courses through Alliant’s CE Division:
- The instructors have been designated by Alliant program directors. They are very familiar with our programs and know what is needed to prepare you properly.
- The courses will be accepted by Alliant as meeting the academic prerequisites for admission.
- You will receive an academic transcript showing your grade, and we will also report your enrollment in and completion of the course directly to your campus Admissions Office. (Reminder: Entry requirements for the Clinical Psychology programs state that you must receive a grade of “C” or better; entry requirements for the Organizational Psychology programs state that you must receive a grade “B” or better.)
What is the format of the courses?
The courses are offered online as Guided Independent Study. All course material will be online.
Refunds for online courses are only granted to those who have not logged in to the course. Should you need to withdraw or cancel your enrollment, you are eligible to receive a full refund if you notify firstname.lastname@example.org withing 48 hours of registration.