Career Development and Counseling – CEFS 522

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course provides students an understanding of career development and related life factors. Students study career development theory and decision-making models, procedures for planning and conducting effective job searches, assessment instruments and techniques relevant to career planning and decision-making, and the use of career information. Emphasis is placed on understanding the interrelationships between career development and career decision-making and such factors as faith, values, personality, family, socio-economic status, leisure, individual interests and abilities, and other life roles.

Prerequisites

CEFS 500, 501, 502, 504, 505, 510

Rationale

Considering that most people spend a large portion of their lives selecting and filling work roles, clients often have a need for career counseling at some point, regardless of the clinical settings. Therefore, counselors must be able to facilitate clients’ career development over the various stages of their lives. In this process, counselors must be able to: help clients 1) gain knowledge of self and the world of work; 2) explore faith, values, and salient life roles; and 3) how these factors interact with their career identity through the process of career identity development.

Method of Instruction: This 8 week course is delivered in an online format, with Blackboard® as the primary instructional delivery method. Students complete one module per week over the duration of the course.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe and apply the various career development theories and decision-making models to career counseling clients.
  2. Analyze and apply the various resources for career, avocational, educational, occupational, and labor market information, including visual and print media, computer-based career information systems, and other career information systems to career counseling clients.
  3. Identify the process of career development program planning, organization, implementation, administration, and evaluation.
  4. Identify and apply the interrelationships among and between work, family, and other life roles, including the role of multicultural issues in career development to career counseling clients.
  5. Describe career and educational planning, placement, follow-up, and evaluation.
  6. Evaluate, administer, and interpret some of the assessment instruments and techniques that are relevant to career planning and decision making.
  7. Describe and apply career counseling processes, techniques, and resources, including those applicable to specific populations in a global economy.
  8. Describe the Christian perspectives of work and the concept of calling.

Common Core Courses Matrix of Student Competencies

F1.  Professional Counseling Orientation And Ethical Practice


CACREP Standard

Course/Experience – Learning Experience

F.1.a.  history and philosophy of the counseling profession and its specialty areas

Quiz 1, 2 (Ch. 1, 8)

F.1.b. The multiple professional roles and functions of counselors across specialty areas, and their relationships with human service and integrated behavioral health care systems, including interagency and interorganizational collaboration and consultation

Quiz 8 (Ch. 14)

 

F.1.d. the role and process of the professional counselor advocating on behalf of the profession

Quiz 4, 8 (Ch. 4, 14)

F.1.e.  advocacy processes needed to address institutional and social barriers that impede access, equity, and success for clients

Quiz 4, 8 (Ch. 4, 14)

F.1.g. professional counseling credentialing, including certification, licensure, and accreditation practices and standards, and the effects of public policy on these issues.

Quiz 8 (Ch. 14)

 

F.1.h.  current labor market information relevant to opportunities for practice within the counseling profession

 

Quiz 5 (Ch. 6), Career Exploration Paper,

F.1.i.  ethical standards of professional organizations and credentialing bodies, and applications of ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling.

Quizzes 6, 8 (Ch. 14, 15); Spiritual Discernment Paper

 

F.1.j. technology’s impact on the counseling profession

Quiz 5 (Ch. 7),

F.1.k. strategies for personal and professional self-evaluation and implications for practice

Spiritual Discernment Paper,

 

F.2  Social and Cultural Diversity

F.2.a. multicultural and pluralistic trends, including characteristics and concerns within and among diverse groups nationally and internationally

Quiz 4 (Ch. 4); Spiritual Discernment Paper,  Career Counseling – Quiz 4 (Ch. 4),

F.2.c. t multicultural counseling competencies

Quiz 4 (Ch. 4), Spiritual Discernment Paper,

 

F.2.d. the impact of heritage, attitudes, beliefs, understandings, and acculturative experiences on an individual’s views of others

Spiritual Discernment Paper

 

F.2.e. the effects of power and privilege for counselors and clients

Quiz 4 (Ch.4);

F.2.f. help-seeking behaviors of diverse clients

Quiz 4 (Ch.4)

F. 2.g. the impact of spiritual beliefs on clients’ and counselors’ worldviews

Spiritual Discernment Paper

F.2.h. strategies for identifying and eliminating barriers, prejudices, and processes of intentional and unintentional oppression and discrimination

Quiz (Ch. 4);

 

F.3  Human Growth & Development

F.3.a. theories of individual and family development across the life span

Quizzes (Ch. 2-3).

 

F.3.h. a general framework for understanding differing abilities and strategies for differentiated interventions

see Quizzes 7, 8 (Ch. 10-13)

F.3.i.  ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan

see Quizzes 7, 8 (Ch. 10-13). Note: Career development is a major way of facilitating optimum development over the life-span.

F 4  Career Development

F.4.atheories and models of career development, counseling, and decision making

Quizzes 2, 3, 4 (Ch. 2-3); Discussion Board Forum 2; Who am I? Paper;  Spiritual Discernment Paper

F.4.b.  approaches for conceptualizing the interrelationships among and between work, mental well-being, relationships, and other life roles and factors

Quizzes 1-3 (Ch. 1, 2, 3, 8);  O*NET & Values Sort; Who am I? Paper; Career Exploration Paper, Discussion Board Forum 1, 2;  Spiritual Discernment Paper.

F.4.c.  processes for identifying and using career, avocational, educational, occupational and labor market information resources, technology, and information systems

Quiz 5 (Ch. 6, 7); O*NET Assessment; Career Scavenger Hunt; Career Exploration Paper; Resume Critique (Group Discussion Board)

F.4.d. approaches for assessing the conditions of the work environment on clients’ life experiences

Quizzes 1-4 (Ch. 1-4);  Career Scavenger Hunt; Career Exploration Paper

F.4.e.  strategies for assessing abilities, interests, values, personality and other factors that contribute to career development

Quizzes 1-3, 5, 6 (Ch. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7-9);  O*NET Assessment; Values Sort; Who am I? Paper; Career Exploration Paper;  Spiritual Discernment Paper.

F.4.f. strategies for career development program planning, organization, implementation, administration, and evaluation

Quizzes 7-8 (Ch. 10-14)

F.4.g. strategies for advocating for diverse clients’ career and educational development and employment opportunities in a global economy

Quizzes 1, 4, 8 (Ch. 1, 4, 14); Discussion Board Forum 1

F.4.h. strategies for facilitating client skill development for career, educational, and life- work planning and management

Quizzes 2, 6-8 (Ch. 8-14); ; Discussion Board Forum 1-3

F.4.i. methods of identifying and using assessment tools and techniques relevant to career planning and decision making

Quizzes 1, 2 (Ch. 1, 8);  O*NET Assessment; Values Sort; Who am I? Paper.

F.4.j. ethical and culturally relevant strategies for addressing career development

Quizzes 4, 6 (Ch. 4, 15); Spiritual Discernment Paper; Discussion Board Forum 1, 3; Spiritual Discernment Paper

F.5  Counseling and Helping Relationships

F.5.a. theories and models of counseling

Quizzes 2-4 (Ch. 2, 3)

 

F.5.e. the impact of technology on the counseling process

Quiz (Ch. 7)

 

F.5.f. counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence the counseling process

Quiz (Ch. 8), Spiritual Discernment Paper.

 

F.7  Assessment and Testing

F.7.a. historical perspectives concerning the nature and meaning of assessment and testing in counseling

 

Quizzes 1 (Ch. 1)

F.7. f.  basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing, norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments, and group and individual assessments

Quizzes (Ch. 5, 7); Spiritual Discernment Paper, Career Assessment

F.7.j. use of environmental assessments and systematic behavioral observations

Quizzes (Ch. 5, 7); Spiritual Discernment Paper, Career Assessment

 

F.7.k. use of symptoms checklist, and personal and psychological testing

Quizzes (Ch. 5, 7); Spiritual Discernment Paper, Career Assessment; Who am I Paper; Assessment (O*NET Interest Inventory)

 

F.7.m. ethical and culturally relevant strategies for selecting, administering, and interpreting assessment and test results

 

F1.  Professional Counseling Orientation And Ethical Practice

 

CACREP Standard

Course/Experience – Learning Experience

F.1.a.  history and philosophy of the counseling profession and its specialty areas

Quiz 1, 2 (Ch. 1, 8)

F.1.b. The multiple professional roles and functions of counselors across specialty areas, and their relationships with human service and integrated behavioral health care systems, including interagency and interorganizational collaboration and consultation

Quiz 8 (Ch. 14)

 

F.1.d. the role and process of the professional counselor advocating on behalf of the profession

Quiz 4, 8 (Ch. 4, 14)

F.1.e.  advocacy processes needed to address institutional and social barriers that impede access, equity, and success for clients

Quiz 4, 8 (Ch. 4, 14)

F.1.g. professional counseling credentialing, including certification, licensure, and accreditation practices and standards, and the effects of public policy on these issues.

Quiz 8 (Ch. 14)

 

F.1.h.  current labor market information relevant to opportunities for practice within the counseling profession

Quiz 5 (Ch. 6), Career Exploration Paper,

F.1.i.  ethical standards of professional organizations and credentialing bodies, and applications of ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling.

Quizzes 6, 8 (Ch. 14, 15); Spiritual Discernment Paper

F.1.j. technology’s impact on the counseling profession

Quiz 5 (Ch. 7),

F.1.k. strategies for personal and professional self-evaluation and implications for practice

Spiritual Discernment Paper,

 

F.2  Social and Cultural Diversity

F.2.a. multicultural and pluralistic trends, including characteristics and concerns within and among diverse groups nationally and internationally

Quiz 4 (Ch. 4); Spiritual Discernment Paper,  Career Counseling – Quiz 4 (Ch. 4),

F.2.c. t multicultural counseling competencies

Quiz 4 (Ch. 4), Spiritual Discernment Paper,

 

F.2.d. the impact of heritage, attitudes, beliefs, understandings, and acculturative experiences on an individual’s views of others

Spiritual Discernment Paper

 

F.2.e. the effects of power and privilege for counselors and clients

Quiz 4 (Ch.4);

F.2.f. help-seeking behaviors of diverse clients

Quiz 4 (Ch.4)

F. 2.g. the impact of spiritual beliefs on clients’ and counselors’ worldviews

Spiritual Discernment Paper

F.2.h. strategies for identifying and eliminating barriers, prejudices, and processes of intentional and unintentional oppression and discrimination

Quiz (Ch. 4);

 

F.3  Human Growth & Development

F.3.a. theories of individual and family development across the life span

Quizzes (Ch. 2-3).

 

F.3.h. a general framework for understanding differing abilities and strategies for differentiated interventions

see Quizzes 7, 8 (Ch. 10-13)

F.3.i.  ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan

see Quizzes 7, 8 (Ch. 10-13). Note: Career development is a major way of facilitating optimum development over the life-span.

F 4  Career Development

F.4.a. theories and models of career development, counseling, and decision making

Quizzes 2, 3, 4 (Ch. 2-3); Discussion Board Forum 2; Who am I? Paper;  Spiritual Discernment Paper

F.4.b.  approaches for conceptualizing the interrelationships among and between work, mental well-being, relationships, and other life roles and factors

Quizzes 1-3 (Ch. 1, 2, 3, 8);  O*NET & Values Sort; Who am I? Paper; Career Exploration Paper, Discussion Board Forum 1, 2;  Spiritual Discernment Paper.

F.4.c.  processes for identifying and using career, avocational, educational, occupational and labor market information resources, technology, and information systems

Quiz 5 (Ch. 6, 7); O*NET Assessment; Career Scavenger Hunt; Career Exploration Paper; Resume Critique (Group Discussion Board)

F.4.d. approaches for assessing the conditions of the work environment on clients’ life experiences

Quizzes 1-4 (Ch. 1-4);  Career Scavenger Hunt; Career Exploration Paper

F.4.e.  strategies for assessing abilities, interests, values, personality and other factors that contribute to career development

Quizzes 1-3, 5, 6 (Ch. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7-9);  O*NET Assessment; Values Sort; Who am I? Paper; Career Exploration Paper;  Spiritual Discernment Paper.

F.4.f. strategies for career development program planning, organization, implementation, administration, and evaluation

Quizzes 7-8 (Ch. 10-14)

F.4.g. strategies for advocating for diverse clients’ career and educational development and employment opportunities in a global economy

Quizzes 1, 4, 8 (Ch. 1, 4, 14); Discussion Board Forum 1

F.4.h. strategies for facilitating client skill development for career, educational, and life- work planning and management

Quizzes 2, 6-8 (Ch. 8-14); ; Discussion Board Forum 1-3

F.4.i. methods of identifying and using assessment tools and techniques relevant to career planning and decision making

Quizzes 1, 2 (Ch. 1, 8);  O*NET Assessment; Values Sort; Who am I? Paper.

F.4.j. ethical and culturally relevant strategies for addressing career development

Quizzes 4, 6 (Ch. 4, 15); Spiritual Discernment Paper; Discussion Board Forum 1, 3; Spirtual Discernment Paper

F.5  Counseling and Helping Relationships

F.5.a. theories and models of counseling

Quizzes 2-4 (Ch. 2, 3)

 

F.5.e. the impact of technology on the counseling process

Quiz (Ch. 7)

 

F.5.f. counselor characteristics and behaviors that influence the counseling process

Quiz (Ch. 8), Spiritual Discernment Paper.

 

F.7  Assessment and Testing

F.7.a. historical perspectives concerning the nature and meaning of assessment and testing in counseling

Quizzes 1 (Ch. 1)

F.7. f.  basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing, norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments, and group and individual assessments

Quizzes (Ch. 5, 7); Spiritual Discernment Paper, Career Assessment

F.7.j. use of environmental assessments and systematic behavioral observations

Quizzes (Ch. 5, 7); Spiritual Discernment Paper, Career Assessment

 

F.7.k. use of symptoms checklist, and personal and psychological testing

Quizzes (Ch. 5, 7); Spiritual Discernment Paper, Career Assessment; Who am I Paper; Assessment (O*NET Interest Inventory)

 

F.7.m. ethical and culturally relevant strategies for selecting, administering, and interpreting assessment and test results

Quizzes (Ch. 4, 6-8, 10-14), Spiritual Discernment Paper, Who am I Paper

Evidence of Student Competencies: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

 

CACREP Standard

Course/ExperienceLearning Experience

CMHC FOUNDATIONS

CMHC 1.a. history and development of clinical mental health counseling

Quiz (Ch. 1)

 

CMHC 1.b. theories and models related to clinical mental health coun

  • Fall Semester: July 1
  • Spring Semester: November 1
  • Summer Semester: March 1

 

Quiz 2-4 (Ch. 2, 3)

 

Evidence of Student Competencies: School Counseling

  1. Upon successful completion of this course, the School Counseling Program student will be able to:
  1. Describe and apply the various career development theories, and decision-making models to career counseling with diverse populations.
  2. Identify the various resources for career, avocational, educational, occupational and labor market information, including visual and print media, computer-based career information systems, and other career information systems to career counseling.
  3. Identify and apply the interrelationships among and between work, family and other life roles including the role of multicultural issues in career development to career counseling.
  4. Evaluate, administer, and interpret assessment instruments and techniques relevant to career needs assessment, planning, and decision making in a culturally sensitive manner.
  5. Explain and demonstrate career development planning and counseling processes, implementation, evaluation, and follow up, including those applicable to specific populations in a global economy.
  6. Describe career counseling from a Christian perspective and how Biblical principles might be integrated in a professional and ethical manner. 

          CACREP Standard

Course/ExperienceLearning Experience

CACREP – II.G.1.a, 3.h, 4.a, 5.c, 5.d

SC CACREP- C.1, C.4

Assessed with Discussion Board Posting #2, Quiz #2, #3, #4, #6, and #8, Career Exploration Paper, and Who Am I paper.

CACREP – II.G.1.a, 3.h, 4.a, 5.c, 5.d

SC CACREP- C.1, C.4

Assessed with Discussion Board Posting #2, Quiz #2, #3, #4, #6, and #8, Career Exploration Paper, and Who Am I paper.

CACREP – II.G.2.a, 2.d, 3.a, 4.d

SC CACREP-F.4

Assessed with Discussion Board Posting #1, Quiz #1, and Career Exploration paper.

 

CACREP – II.G.4.f, 7.b, 7.f, 7.g

CACREP SC- G.3, H.1, H.2, H.3, H.4, H.5, L.2

Assessed with Quiz #3 and #4, Career Exploration paper, and Who Am I paper.

CACREP – II.G.2.a, 2.d, 3.h, 4.c, 4.e, 4.g, 5.c

SC CACREP: C.4

Assessed with Discussion Board Posting #1, Quiz #2, #6, #7, and #8, and Career Exploration paper.

 

CACREP – II.G.1.j, 5.b

Assessed with Discussion Board Posting #1, Quiz #6, and Spiritual Discernment and Vocational Counseling paper.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the forums are designed to develop the student’s critical thinking skills and to stimulate class discussion on relevant topics related to career counseling. As such, the student will be graded on his/her ability to analyze course material and communicate it in a succinct and cogent manner. For each Discussion Board Forum, the student will submit 1 thread of 200–250 words and at least 1 reply of 200–250 words to a classmate’s thread. Each thread must include at least 1 citation in current APA format.

LU Online Career Services Visit & Résumé Critique Assignment

Students visit the online Liberty University Career Services center at

https://www.liberty.edu/academics/general/career/index.cfm?PID=153

One function of the online visit is for students to familiarize with general information provided by Career Services centers. The primary focus of the visit is for students to build a résumé using the components found in the Résumé and Cover Letter link provided by Career Services. Students will submit their completed résumé to Career Services for a résumé critique. School Counseling students include the finished résumé in their portfolio assignment during both of the internship semesters

Spiritual Discernment in Counseling Paper

The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize the student with the various views of vocational decision making and the will of God that are advocated in Christian circles today. The student will read a provided article, write an 8–10-page paper in current APA format responding to the article, and incorporate at least 3 scholarly resources in addition to the provided article. This assignment will be submitted via Blackboard and LiveText/Tevera.

Career Inventory (2)

The student will complete 2 Career Inventories. The results will be used in the career development portion of the Who Am I Paper and the Career Exploration Paper.

Who Am I Paper

The purpose of this assignment is to summarize career assessment results and interpret them as part of the career counseling and planning cycle. The student will complete 2 self-assessments for this assignment and then write a 4–6-page response in current APA format.

Career Scavenger Hunt

The student will have the opportunity to explore counseling resources in this assignment. The student will respond to a set of questions based on his/her research of each resource.

Career Exploration Paper

The purpose of this assignment is to help the student develop a better understanding of the complexities of the career counseling and planning process and to complete his/her individual career counseling and planning cycle. Additionally, the student will apply a counseling theory to his/her own career development and decision-making process. The student will write a 4–6-page paper in current APA format, incorporating at least 2 scholarly references in addition to the provided O*Net web resource.

Quizzes (8)

The student will complete the assigned quiz after reading the Reading & Study materials in each module/week. Each quiz is open-book/open-notes, contains 10 multiple-choice questions, has a time limit of 20 minutes, and is similar to the content found on state licensure examinations.