The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy

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Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, 2006 - Psychology - 360 pages
In this original and major new work, David Blustein places working at the same level of attention for social and behavioral scientists and psychotherapists as other major life concerns, like intimate relationships, physical and mental health, and socio-economic inequities. He also provides readers with an expanded conceptual framework within which to think about working in human development and human experience. As a result, this creative, new synthesis enriches the discourse on working across the broad spectrum of psychology's concerns and agendas, and especially for those readers in career development, counseling, and policy-related fields. This textbook is ideal for use in graduate courses on counseling and work or vocational counseling. Blustein places working at the same level of attention for social and behavioural scientists and psychotherapists as other major life concerns, like intimate relationships, physical and mental health, and socio-economic inequities. This book is useful for readers in career development, counseling, and policy-related fields.

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David L. Blustein is Professor of Counseling Psychology and Director of Doctoral Training in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He is also Chair of the Society for Vocational Psychology, which is a section of the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

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