CNL 525 Career Counseling Entire Course

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CNL 525 Career Counseling Entire Course

 

CNL 525 Topic 1 DQ 1 (Obj. 1.2)

 

Develop your own definition of the word “work.” Using this definition, explain whether you think everyone naturally has a desire to work. Also, what are some ways people, in general, assess their own abilities, interests, values, personality and/or other factors that contribute to career development?

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standard:

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 1 DQ 2 (Obj. 1.3)

 

A client visits your office for therapy, he says that he has had severe depression because he hasn’t been able to find a job for a year. Given this situation, what do you think would be important to treat first, his depression or his unemployment? Why?

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standard:

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 1 Assignment ONET Paper (Obj. 1.4 and 1.5)

 

Navigate to the “My Next Move” website and take the O*NET Interest Profiler quiz. The O*NET Interest Profiler quiz is based on Holland’s Theory of Career Choice. Holland’s Theory notes that the personality traits of an individual are consistent with career choice and career satisfaction. Write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) about your quiz results. Include the following in your paper and a heading for each requirement:

  • Document the names and scores of your Holland Code (Referred to online as the Interest Profiler Results)
  • Based on the results, list three different careers offered as potential matches for you (each should be at a different job zone/educational level)
  • Identify the education required, potential outlook of the career, theoretical salary, and other information connected to the career
  • Provide your opinion of how useful the website was, how easy it was to use, how well the site connected you to careers you would actually be interested in
  • Discuss when, why and how you may use this site when providing career counseling with clients
  • Describe the difficulties that could be encountered if a chosen career did not include the characteristics of your Holland Code?
  • Discuss how mental wellness impacts career choice and how career choice impacts mental wellness
  • At least three references from the O*Net site.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. You are allowed to use first person as appropriate in this assignment.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Materials if you need assistance.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

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

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

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

2.F.7.j. Use of environmental assessments and systematic behavioral observations.

 

CNL 525 Topic 2 DQ 1 (Obj. 2.1)

Use the Theory of Work Adjustment (TWA) to explain the strengths and limitations an employer may have in providing benefits to employees? As a career counselor, how would you use this theory to aid your understanding of your client’s career development?

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

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

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

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 2 DQ 2 (Obj. 2.3)

 

As a career counselor, what factors do you need to consider when preparing to counsel a client regarding race and ethnicity and how would that impact the strategies you would chose to use?

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standard:

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 2 Assignment Race and Ethnicity Short Answer Worksheet (Obj. 2.3)

 

Complete the “Influence of Race and Ethnicity” worksheet.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Materials if you need assistance.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

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

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 3 DQ 1 (Obj. 3.1)

Super’s theory is very complex. Explain the basics of the theory as if you were educating a 15-year-old seeking career advice. After you have provided a response, reply to another classmate’s response by asking them a challenging question about his or her explanation.

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standard: 

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 3 DQ 2 (Obj. 3.3)

 

It is not unusual to hear an adult tell a child, “You can grow up to be anything you want to be.” Is it ethical to tell children that they can be anything they want to be? After reading, “Special Issue: Illuminating Occupations at the Heart of Social Problems” and considering the influence of socioeconomic status on career development, is it ethical to tell clients they can be anything they want to be? What are some Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for addressing career development with clients who live in poverty? How could you help advocate for change regarding equal opportunity for those who live in poverty?

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

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

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 4 DQ 1 (Obj. 4.2)

 

Watch the Career and Vocational Counseling, Client#2 video. How did the counselor gather information from the client regarding interest, choice, and job satisfaction? How did the counselor evaluate the information from the client? What other questions would you want to ask the client? Include at least one question in your response.

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

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

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 4 DQ 2 (Obj. 4.1)

 

According to social cognitive career theory, explain why children who live in families of higher socioeconomic status may consider a wider array of career choices. How can clinicians attempt to bridge the gap for those who grew up with a lower socioeconomic status?

 

CNL 525 Topic 4 Assignment The Influence of Gender: Career Counseling Initial Session and Summary (Obj. 4.3)

 

Review the “The Influence of Gender: Career Counseling Initial Session and Summary” document.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Materials if you need assistance.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standard: 

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 5 DQ 1 (Obj. 5.2)

How can you help a client with a disability such as Autism, Down’s Syndrome, and other significant mental health disorders find a place to work, train, and/or shadow someone for a day? Provide answers specific to that population/disability.  For example, for a client with Downs Syndrome, you may first help them seek employment opportunities/experiences at agencies which have hired those with Downs Syndrome previously, you may consider their specific abilities, skills, and aptitude with specific job characteristics and you may reach out to the agency on the client’s behalf (with signed consents) or the client may be capable of taking initiative.

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standard:

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 5 DQ 2 (Obj. 5.3)

It has become very common for combat veterans to experience disabling injuries on their tours of duty. Explain what you could do in order to aid them in their post-military career development process. Identify any local resources that may support your endeavors.

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

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

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 5 Assignment Career Counseling Presentation (Obj. 1.4, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1, and 5.1)

Read the Case Study Scenarios and choose between one of the hypothetical cases of Mei Lei, Lakeesha, or Vincent. With the understanding that you are a career counselor, analyze the client’s career counseling needs in accordance with one of the following career theories: Super; Holland; Dawis & Lofquist; Krumboltz; and Lent, Brown, & Hackett. Within your analysis, explore the contextual issues within the case related to culture and family and develop a tentative plan for assisting this client with their career development needs. Create a 10-14-slide presentation that captures the following information:

  • Basic demographics such as age, sex, race, and education
  • Career development thus far
  • Reason(s) (external and internal) for seeking career counseling
  • Any unique problems or situations that may influence the counseling session (e.g., disability, economic problems, mental health problems, cultural considerations, relationships, or life roles) and how you would address these issues
  • A detailed overview of your career theory of choice. Be sure to identify the major concepts associated with the theory
  • An explanation of how the career theory’s major concepts could be used to conceptualize (understand) your client’s situation and counseling needs and/or guide your selection of helping strategies and techniques.
  • Information needed for the initial assessment
  • Steps in the career development process
  • Four career resources (two online and two local) that may be useful in facilitating the career development of the client
  • At least two career assessments tools you would use to facilitate the career development process and discuss how the results of each assessment tools may benefit the client.
  • Application of one ethical principle
  • Application of at least two standards from the NCDA Code of Ethics
  • Referrals needed (if any)
  • Include at least five scholarly references.

Title slide and reference slide are not included in the slide count. Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it. Please ensure the speaker notes include a minimum of 100 words.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Materials if you need assistance.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

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

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

2.F.4.d. Approaches for assessing the conditions of the work environment on clients’ life experience.

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

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 6 DQ 1 (Obj. 6.1 and 6.3)

Charles, age 47, was just informed that his job as manager of quality metrics, will be eliminated after his current company merges with another company. Charles has been with his company for 22 years after he completed his master’s program in Statistics and Computation. Over the years, he has had a number of positions which were all in the sales or quality assurance department until he was promoted to manager 10 years ago. Charles was considered a very good leader by his direct-reports with regard to being open to ideas, willingness to mentor subordinates who wanted to progress in their careers, and the ability to pay close attention to the details that would impact the bigger picture in his department. Charles is now trying to figure out his next steps and wonders if this is a time for him to change careers, though he is concerned about financial support for his family. What other information would you want to know to help Charles explore his options? What interventions do you see as viable to help Charles in deciding to change careers? What job search methods will you promote for Charles to use? What challenges do you anticipate will occur as Charles goes through his job transition?

This discussion is informed by the following CACREP Standard:

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 6 DQ 2 (Obj. 6.2)

 

Explore two different job search websites. Compare how trustworthy, useful, and easy the sites appear to be. Consider which site performed better. Which one would you recommend to clients first? Include links to the sites explored in your response.

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standard:

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 6 Assignment e-Portfolio: Curriculum Vitae/Resume

As part of the final e-Portfolio that is due at the end of the program, create a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume. Review GCU’s career services. The CV or resume should be current.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Materials if you need assistance.

 

CNL 525 Topic 6 Assignment Career Counseling Resources Short Answer Worksheet (6.2)

 

Complete the “Career Counseling Resources Short Answer Worksheet”.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Materials if you need assistance.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standard:

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 7 DQ 1 (Obj. 7.1)

Consider three jobs you know well, using the Big 5 model from the course textbook of personality, explain the personality traits necessary for each job (e.g., Police Officer; Openness-Moderate, Contentiousness-High, Extraversion-Moderate, Agreeableness-Low, Neuroticism-Low). After examining these three jobs, can you see why you may or may not have been a good fit?

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standard:

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 7 DQ 2 (Obj. 7.2)

 

Consider some of the personal and professional relationships you have had up to this point in your career development. Can you think of one that really inspired you to go in a specific direction? How did this person  inspire you? Do an online search about counseling mentorship and then discuss how counseling mentorship could help you attain your professional aspirations.

 

CNL 525 Topic 8 DQ 1 (Obj. 8.1)

 

Consider some of your primary interests (hobbies, favorite media, preferable activities). How did you develop an interest in these things? What experiences helped you develop an interest? Did you have any mentors or guides who aided the process? How can counselors help clients find new interests, areas of aptitude, or hobbies?

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

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

 

CNL 525 Topic 8 DQ 2 (Obj. 8.3)

 

The changes anticipated for the 21st century will incorporate more telehealth counseling. What challenges can be anticipated regarding conducting career counseling through telehealth? Discuss the use of computerized assessments and video conferences? How do you see this changing the training needs of effective career counselors?

 

CNL 525 Topic 8 Assignment Marginalized Group Career Counseling Paper (Obj. Course)

 

For this assignment you will select a specific group from the following list:

  • Veterans
  • Minorities
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • College students
  • Individuals from welfare to work
  • Single parents
  • Displaced workers
  • Late-life career loss
  • Individuals with minimal work experience or large gaps in employment
  • Individual changing careers

Write a paper of 1,750 to 2,100 words that can be used as a resource when working with an individual from the selected group. Use scholarly resources to support your use of a specific career theory as well as interventions with this population. The paper should include the following:

  • An explanation of who the population is and why it is important for this group to receive career counseling (CACREP 2.F.4.e)
  • Statistics on the group (e.g., how large, how many have employment problems, how many utilize career counseling) (CACREP 2.F.4.c)
  • Discussion of career counseling theory to be used with the group (e.g., Minnesota theory of work adjustment). Include evidence supporting the use of this theory in the general population as well as within the group. Please note: If none is available, it is important to indicate that as well. (CACREP 2.F.4.a)
  • Basic plan for counseling utilizing chosen theory (e.g., interview, use of assessment tools, explanation of theory) (CACREP 2.F.4.a, CACREP 2.F.4.i)
  • Environmental/personal barriers that may prevent the client from finding work (e.g., disability, substance use history, felony, transportation, limited computer access) and specific intervention plans to address barriers (CACREP 2.F.4.b, CACREP 2.F.4.g, CACRE 2.F.4.j)
  • Relevant and local resources available to help the client obtain work (e.g., job center, training programs, support groups) and a description of activities and supplemental materials that can be used by the individual (CACREP 2.F.4.h)
  • Based on the information listed above, provide some recommendations with regard to your plan to include your opinion on whether this plan is tenable and if you think if it can work. (CACREP 2.F.4.f)
  • A discussion of how spirituality can be incorporated into career counseling. As examples, when counseling a Jewish client that observes the Sabbath, the counselor would want to talk to them about considering the work schedule when looking for employment or the counselor could ask questions about purpose and value as it relates to finding employment. Please refer to the Vocation and Lifelong Spiritual Formation: A Christian Integrative Perspective on Calling in Mid-Career article for your response.
  • A minimum of eight scholarly references.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Materials if you need assistance.

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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