ERIC Number: ED324620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Professional Practice of Career Counseling and Consultation: A Resource Document.
American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.; National Career Development Association, Alexandria, VA.
This resource guide for career counselors contains seven sections. Section A provides an overview of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and describes the development of this document. Section B defines vocational/career counseling and lists vocational/career counseling competencies approved by the NCDA Board of Directors in 1981. Section C offers consumer guidelines for selecting a career counselor, looking at counselor credentials and explaining what career counselors do. Section D describes services provided by career development specialties, makes a case for differentiation of specialties, and provides capsule descriptions of these specialties: Career Counselors (private and public settings); Human Resources/Career Development Specialists (organizational settings); Job Placement Counselors (public setting); Career/Employment Search Consultants (private settings); Employment Agents (private settings); and Cooperative Education Instructors (educational settings). Section E contains NCDA ethical standards related to general areas, the counseling relationship, measurement and evaluation, research and publication, consulting, and private practice. Section F lists the procedures for processing ethical complaints and section G provides additional resources. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.; National Career Development Association, Alexandria, VA.