Theories and Techniques
three-semester unit academic course (45 hours) that
meets the California LPCC licensure
requirement for a masterís level core
course in career development.
As stipulated, the course covers:
- career development theories and
- the role of multicultural issues in
- application of career counseling
J. Henderson, MBA, Ph.D., MBA, Ph.D., is a California
licensed Counseling Psychologist, former Associate Provost of Alliant
International University and former Visiting Associate Professor at the
California School of Professional Psychology.
Marilyn Joseph, MA
has worked with clients for over 20 years as an Employment Specialist
and Career Counselor. Marilyn is also a University Instructor and
Director of Career Services, Text Book Reviewer for a number of
publishers and a Member of the NCDA Mentor Program
of the Course
Swanson & Fouad, "Career Theory and Practice (2nd edition)".
In order to cover the required material efficiently and effectively,
the course is organized into several streams of activity.
1) Online Presentations:
The course instructors have recorded
live presentations on career development theories and techniques,
career development tools, and multicultural aspects of career
The course also includes a detailed video simulation of the career
counseling process, showing different theories and approaches and
including meta-comments explaining the simulation as it goes.
Audioconferences: A total of five phone
conferences were recorded for the course. Each conference was
devoted to one theory and will include
a very brief introduction to the theory. Attendees will
read the relevant
part of the required course text and answer questions
about the theory. Students are
required to post
a substantive response to questions posted at the course web
3) Capstone Projects:
Students are required to produce a personal career portfolio
statement, according to specifications available at registration.
It will be developed and submitted in three stages.
Everything will be submitted online
at the course web site.
|Who Should Attend?
planning to apply for LPCC licensure with the Board of
Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
Marriage and Family Therapists
How Our Online Courses Work:
Web Lectures feature our best Instructors,
presenting material and using slides, conveniently divided into short
sub-topics -- over the Internet. They tend to cover deep background, or
foundational information; the didactic component of a good CE class.
You can review them at your own pace.
There are no start or end dates for our online courses
and they can be accessed at any time after you register.