Fundamentals of Career Development Theories

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Welcome to Fundamentals of Career Development Theories which offers an introductory review of many traditional and emerging career development theories, helping to develop your ability to work constructively with clients to build individualized career plans. 

This course is intended for career center professionals, career/employment counselors, coaches, and/or practitioners, and HR professionals across a wide range of settings. However, the audience extends to practitioners in other levels of education as well as those who serve clients in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. This includes school counselors, workforce development staff, and others.  Participants will develop/enhance their knowledge of career development theories and enhance their skills in applying these theories with clients. 

You will be able to:

  Demonstrate an understanding of traditional and emerging vocational counselling theories.
  Demonstrate an understanding of various vocational counseling models and frameworks.
  Assist clients in a theory-based process of self-discovery, self-esteem building, and realistic goal setting.