Product Description
This highly successful book has been called the most comprehensive text on the market, providing students with needed career theory as well as practical techniques and examples. Through the author’s clear writing style, case examples, tables, and exercises, students develop a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling and are thoroughly exposed to the practical information on how to effectively counsel clients about career issues.

Career Counseling: Applied Concepts of Life Planning

Related posts:

  1. Resources For Career Counseling Help
  2. Take A Step in the Right Direction! Let Career Counseling Help You Out!

5 Responses to “Career Counseling: Applied Concepts of Life Planning”

  1. jerry hickey says:

    While there is an immensely broad array of career counseling topics covered in this book, it is extremely poorly written and is of little use. The author fails to define the key terms, and only vaguely discusses the key concepts. For example, Zunker fails to effectively explain Donald Super’s career maturity factors e.g., Zunker full definition of Super’s crystallization of traits is, “individual progress toward forming a self concept.” In addition, Zunker writes in an extremely passive, wordy, vague style more tailored to impress academics than to be relevant for students.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. Anonymous says:

    this was a textbook used in one of my graduate school classes, and even reading it was a chore. There was virtually no “applied” information – nothing about how to actually do career counseling with a live human being. I would not recommend this book for anyone who is seeking usable information on career counseling, especially if counseling clients are adults.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. Frank Dieppa says:

    I read all the other reviews, I get a feeling they are all from students. As a practicing professional in this field for the past 20 years, I can say that as Boles’”What Color is your Parachute” is the bible for Job Seekers, Zunker’s “Career Counseling: Applied concepts of Life Planning” is the bible for the Career Counselor. I find Zunker’s information well exposed for easy comprehension. His writing style is simple and straight-forward. I believe the book is well structured for its purpose and didn’t get a 5 star rating because It should be more economical in pricing.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Anonymous says:

    I used this book for a graduate career counseling course. It didn’t set career development in an economic history which would explain why theory developed the way it did. Additionally, the book doesn’t explain many of the theories so the student can dilineate the differences between them. the author states that career counseling will soon integrate with other forms of counseling and yet, he doesn’t point out obvious relationships between career theory and other psychological and developmental theories. There is a lot of guidence on counseling which covers both general and career skills. I would have liked the assessment section to be much bigger and more practical and the school assessment section to be much smaller. Zunker has an assessment book and should probably take his huge section on school counseling and make a book from that. All together the book was very dry and boring.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. David says:

    Like the other review this is a book I used for a graduate class in ed counseling. I needed safety pins to keep my eyes open. This book is too broad and covers too much. If I ever wanted to go into career counseling I wont now cause its toooooooo boring after this book.
    Rating: 1 / 5