JANUARY 28, 2019

Editor(s)Nancy Arthur, Roberta Neault, Mary McMahon


This edited international collection of contemporary and emerging career development theories and models aims to inform the practice of career development professionals around the globe. It is also intended to be used as a text for undergraduate and graduate career counselling courses.

In order to effectively serve clients and the public, career practitioners need to be equipped with the latest theories and models in the field. Ethical career practice requires practitioners to be up-to-date with their knowledge about theory – and how theory informs practice. This publication provides practitioners with a tangible resource they can use to develop theory-informed interventions.

  • Contains 43 chapters on the theories and models that define the practice of career development today
  • Contributors are 60 of the leading career researchers and practitioners from four continents and nine countries: Australia, Canada, England, Finland, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States
  • Featured authors include the original theorists and those who have adapted the work in unique ways to inform career development practice

Presented in a reader-friendly format, each chapter includes a Case Vignette that illustrates how a theory or model can be applied in practice, and Practice Points that summarize key takeaways for career practitioners to implement with clients. Additional references are also included.


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About the Co-Editors

Dr Nancy Arthur is a Professor in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. She co-developed the model of Culture-Infused Counselling, which was the basis of an award-winning text. Dr Roberta Neaultis President of Life Strategies. She is past Editor of the Journal of Employment Counselling, leading the “Thoughts on Theories” special issue. Dr Mary McMahon is an Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Education, The University of Queensland. She co-developed The Systems Theory Framework.

Publishing of this book was made possible in part by the generous contributions of these Knowledge Champions.

Jennifer Browne, Interim Director, Student Life, Student Life, Memorial University

Wow! As a practitioner, Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice is a fantastic, comprehensive and significant contribution to the field of career development. To have gathered so much information from respected scholars and practitioners around the globe is marvelous. It is a tremendous resource for anyone interested in career development, and a must have for both new and seasoned staff.


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