Topic: Diversity Issues in Career Counseling

Career Counseling Case Study Scoring Guide Grading Rubric

Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished

Apply relevant theory and research to career counseling practice.

16% Does not describe relevant theory and research or discuss its application to career counseling practice. Describes relevant theory and research but does not discuss its application to counseling practice. Applies relevant theory and research to career counseling practice. Applies relevant theory and research and describes the impact to career counseling practice. Explain strategies for establishing and maintaining effective relationships.

16% Does not identify strategies for establishing and maintaining effective relationships. Identifies but does not fully explain strategies for establishing and maintaining effective relationships. Explains strategies for establishing and maintaining effective relationships. Analyzes strategies for establishing and maintaining effective relationships.

Articulate how biases and assumptions can impact the career development process.

17% Does not discuss biases and assumptions or how they impact the career development process. Discusses biases and assumptions but does not clearly articulate how they impact the career development process. Articulates how biases and assumptions can impact the career development process. Articulates how biases and assumptions can impact the career development process, and identifies strategies for mitigating those issues.

Analyze the impact of crises, emergencies, and disasters on a person’s career planning and development.

17% Does not describe legal and ethical issues related to the career development process. Describes but does not fully analyze legal and ethical issues related to the career development process. Analyzes legal and ethical issues related to the career development process. Evaluates legal and ethical issues related to the career development process.

Analyze the impact of crises, emergencies, and disasters on a person’s career planning and development.

17% Does not describe the impact of crises, emergencies, and disasters on a person’s career planning and development. Describes but does not fully analyze the impact of crises, emergencies, and disasters on a person’s career planning and development. Analyzes the impact of crises, emergencies, and disasters on a person’s career planning and development. Evaluates the impact of crises, emergencies, and disasters on a person’s career planning and development.

Express facts and ideas in a clear, concise, well-informed manner and write effectively about issues related to career counseling and consultation.

17% Does not express facts and ideas in a clear, concise, well-informed manner nor write effectively about issues related to career counseling and consultation. Expresses facts and ideas, but is inconsistent with regard to clarity, being well-informed, and in writing effectively about issues related to career counseling and consultation. Expresses facts and ideas in a clear, concise, well-informed manner and writes effectively about issues related to career counseling and consultation. Expresses facts and ideas in a clear, concise, well-informed manner and writes effectively about issues related to career counseling and consultation. In addition, writing is free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and APA formatting.

Diversity Issues in Career Counseling

Resources: Using the case you selected for your course project, analyze the impact of diversity issues on career counseling. Review the Diversity Issues in Career Counseling Scoring Guide to understand the grading criteria for this assignment. In your paper:

• Analyze how gender, age, culture, SES, or other characteristics may influence your relationship with the client. You need to select a minimum of three characteristics or diversity issues.

• State how biases and assumptions can impact the career counseling process both from your perspective as the counselor and from the perspective of the client.

• Articulate the developmental models you will use to address these potential challenges with positive outcomes. For example, you can identify gender, life cycle, identity, or racial identity development models.

Your assignment should be 1–2 pages in length and include at least the Arthur and McMahon’s reference. Submit your Diversity Issues in Career Counseling paper in the assignment area.

Alex, 44, is a biracial male, married with two children (ages 2 and 4). His mother is Caucasian and his father is African American. His mother stayed at home to raise him and his three siblings. His father, the first African American to earn his doctorate degree in Linguistics, was a professor at a small-town college and made a modest income.He is well educated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He values work but also enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He grew up traveling and hopes to be able to continue that lifestyle.He has a history of working in construction, building small log cabins, churches, and eventually private vacation homes. He also gained a great deal of experience working as a project manager for city construction. This included the management of multi-million dollar bonded projects such as building new schools and fire stations. He has had experience working for himself, successfully, as well as working with government agencies.

Being dissatisfied with the city he lived in, he and his family moved to another state, thinking he would be able to quickly find work. However, the slow economy has affected the building industry and he has only found limited work for the past two years. He has been working on various small remodeling projects but has not made enough connections to establish himself as well as he was in Massachusetts, his home state. Going back does not seem to be an option due to the costs of moving, and the economy is just as slow in his home town. Plus, he and the rest of the family were not happy living there as they were dissatisfied with the public school system.The stress has been absorbed by him and his family. His wife believes he will find a good job but is not sure what direction to point him in. She has a stable job as a manager at a national grocery chain, and they have limited family support in there new state, North Carolina. She suggested he see a career counselor as she has insurance through her employer.

He is responsible and articulate. He enjoys autonomy and has a good sense of humor and looks forward to gaining some career counseling.

 

 

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