ERIC Number: ED387742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Professional Practice of Career Counseling and Consultation: A Resource Document. Second Edition.
Engels, Dennis W., Ed.
Changes in the United States and around the globe have influenced the world of work and the field of career development. Legislation is emphasizing career development programs for students and adults alike. This document provides an overview of the National Career Development Association's (NCDA) efforts to support the recognition and use of qualified professional career counselors in educational settings, community and government agencies, business and industry, and private practice. It includes the most recent documents developed by NCDA regarding career development policy, career counseling competencies, consumer guidelines for career counselor selection, services of career development specialists, and ethical standards. Section I provides an overview of NCDA and NCDA positions on career development via the 1992-93 NCDA Board's encompassing policy statement, with definitions of key terms and attention to fundamental concepts, issues, strategies, and practices at every stage. Section II describes, defines and discusses career counseling competencies, while section III reflects efforts to help the public select and benefit from career counselors. Section IV presents general and specific services provided by various career development specialties. Section V presents NCDA's ethical standards and procedures for processing ethical complaints, and section VI identifies additional printed resources. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Career Development Association, Alexandria, VA.