ERIC Number: ED408530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development, Assessment and Counseling: Applications of the Donald E. Super C-DAC Approach.
Osborne, W. Larry; And Others
Career counseling is central to the counseling profession. The Career Development, Assessment, and Counseling (C-DAC) approach to career counseling, which facilitates the career development of people throughout their lives, has received wide attention; an analysis of the theory and research from which this model was derived are examined here. The book discusses the test instruments that make up C-DAC's assessment battery and presents specific recommendations for applying the C-DAC approach to high school, university, and community agency clientele. Chapter 1 provides the history of the C-DAC approach and explains its goals and implementation measures. Chapter 2 offers a detailed analysis of the instruments used in C-DAC, with special emphasis on adult career concerns, the career development inventory, and other measures. Chapter 3 emphasizes developmental career counseling with adolescents, and includes a careful analysis of theoretical considerations. The career development stage of college students is examined in chapter 4, along with C-DAC applications for this population. Chapter 5 discusses the theory and career development of adults and ways in which C-DAC can help adults. Numerous case studies with culturally diverse clients from different age groups and settings are used to illustrate the C-DAC approach. Contains name and subject indexes and approximately 155 references. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Guidance, Case Studies, Children, College Students, Decision Making, High Schools, Higher Education, Values Clarification
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72633).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Development Inventory; Strong Interest Inventory; Values Scale