Identify a small-scale and a large-scale strategy for supporting your client’s career and/or educational development
Learning Goal: I’m working on a psychology case study and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Assignment InstructionsCAREER COUNSELING THEORY CASE STUDYYou have explored seven diverse clients in the Riverbend City Career Counseling scenarios media piece designed to enhance your cultural competence and ability to work with a variety of life situations. For this assignment, you may select from the following clients: Juan, Vaughn, Crystal, Scott, or Sarah. Using the Career Counseling Theory Case Study Template [DOCX], select your client and a career counseling theory to support your client. In your paper, address the following:Identify and describe the key components of your selected theory.
Provide a rationale as to why you have selected this career theory based on your client’s characteristics by analyzing the client’s interrelationships among and between work, mental well-being, and other life roles and factors.
Using scholarly research findings, provide evidence for the use of this theory with your client based on their multicultural identity.
Identify a small-scale and a large-scale strategy for supporting your client’s career and/or educational development or employment opportunities.An example of a small-scale strategy for supporting your client’s career development is referring them to a support group at the local community college for single mothers.
An example of a large-scale strategy is to advocate for universal childcare for working parents.
Assignment RequirementsYour paper should meet the following requirements:Written communication: Written communication is free of grammar, spelling, and format errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines. You may reference the Capella Writing Center: Evidence and APA.
Length of paper: 4–5 typed, double-spaced pages of content, in addition to the references page.About one page for the theory description.
About one to two pages for the rationale.
About one page for the analysis and justification of the theory based on the client’s multicultural identity.
About one page for advocacy strategies.
References: A minimum of three scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
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The ClientScott is a single Caucasian male, 31 years old, who left school in the 10th grade. He was recently released from prison after serving a 10-year sentence for a felony drug charge. Because he committed his offense so early in life, he has no work history.Diverse PopulationsThis week Scott shares that he is really not sure how he is going to make it outside of prison. He shares his current struggle with locating affordable housing. Due to background checks and his lack of work history, he has had to remain at the halfway house, even though he has met the requirements for full release. He explains that he cannot live at the halfway house any longer because it reminds him of his childhood. When questioned, Scott shares that he lived with his mother off and on in a domestic violence shelter to escape his father. When Scott was in 10th grade, his mother reunited again with his father. Scott dropped out of school and ran away. Eventually he started selling drugs to support himself.AssessmentAssessment ResultsHolland Interest CodesRealistic (R)
Myers-Briggs Type IndicatorISFJ
Big 5 PersonalityLow in Openness
Low in Conscientiousness
Low in Extraversion
Low in Agreeableness
High in Neuroticism
Values Card SortCompetition
Status and Authority
Education LevelJob Zone 1
Little or no Preparation
Adult IssuesScott enters your office with a big smile. He details a meeting that his parole officer set up for him with a non-profit agency that focuses on connecting former felons with small business owners. The small business owners are committed to supporting the employment needs of former felons by providing a living wage and providing on-the-job training or apprenticeships. Suddenly, Scott looks solemn and states, “Good things like this just don’t happen to someone like me.”Strategy and InterventionTo begin today’s session, Scott shares that he met with the representative for the non-profit agency to begin the process of obtaining employment with a small business dedicated to the hiring of former felons. Scott shares that when the representative asked him what types of jobs he might pursue, Scott did not know how to answer. While incarcerated, Scott obtained an institution work assignment in the cafeteria. He did not enjoy food preparation, but he made strong friendships with the other men who worked there because they were committed to “getting out.” Scott also struggles identifying activities that he enjoys doing for fun. He shrugs and explains he has never had options.ConclusionScott has completed two interviews with prospective employees. He explains that one of the positions seemed like a great fit. He was able to tour the workplace and met some of the employees. He experienced an instant camaraderie like he experienced with the men in the cafeteria. He also shared that he attended a bowling league night for the first time with some men from his recovery group.
SCORING GUIDEYour work will be evaluated using this criteria.VIEW SCORING GUIDECompetencies MeasuredBy successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:Competency 1: Apply relevant theory and research findings to inform the practice of career counseling, development, and consulting across the life span.Describes the key components of a career counseling theory.
Analyzes the interrelationships pertaining to work, mental well-being, family, and other life roles and factors.
Competency 3: Analyze legal, ethical, and multicultural issues related to the career development process.Analyzes research findings related to the use of a chosen career counseling theory to a diverse client.
Analyzes the diversity aspects of the chosen strategies to advocate on behalf of a client’s career and educational development
Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others and consistent with the codes of ethics guiding members of the counseling profession.Conveys purpose, in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly writing standards.
Requirements: 5 pages