Fundamentals of Career Development Theories
This course will review traditional and emerging career development theories, models, and strategies. Using these models and strategies, the course develops participants’ abilities to work constructively with students and clients to build individualized career plans. Participants will develop/enhance their knowledge of career development theories and enhance their skills in applying these theories with clients.
This course is intended for career center professionals, career/employment counselors, coaches, and/or practitioners, and HR professionals across a wide range of settings. However, the audience extends to practitioners in other levels of education as well as those who serve clients in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. This includes school counselors, workforce development staff, and others. Participants will develop/enhance their knowledge of career development theories and enhance their skills in applying these theories with clients. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of traditional and emerging vocational counselling theories
- Demonstrate an understanding of various vocational counseling models and frameworks
- Assist clients in a theory-based process of self-discovery, self-esteem building, and realistic goal setting
You will receive 4.5 continuing education credits upon successful completion of the requirements.