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Career and work contribute significantly to personal and life satisfaction--and, when they are problematic, to personal unhappiness and stress. In this comprehensive career assessment book, Rodney L. Lowman addresses the three major areas that matter the most for understanding and helping people with their career choices: occupational interests, abilities (broadly defined), and personality characteristics. Chapters examine how these factors relate to career satisfaction, how to assess them using psychometric measures, and how to integrate the results of these assessments with the clients' specific needs and goals. Detailed case examples are included, as well as a nuanced discussion of ethics and technology. Lowman's career assessment model is one of the few that aims to fully integrate vocational interests, abilities, and personality characteristics--three domains that have proven their value in career assessment across a broad range of career concerns. By applying this model, career assessors can offer practical career guidance that makes a big difference in peoples' lives.
About the Author
Rodney L. Lowman, PhD, ABAP, is president of Lowman & Richardson/Consulting Psychologists, and a distinguished professor emeritus of CSPP, Alliant International University, San Diego. Dr. Lowman is author/editor of 13 books and monographs and over 130 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and has made presentations worldwide. His research/practice areas include assessment, career/work issues, and professional ethics. He is a fellow of several American Psychological Association divisions (1, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, and 52). His books include Counseling and Psychotherapy of Work Dysfunctions; An Introduction to Consulting Psychology: Working With Individuals, Groups, and Organizations; and Career Assessment: Integrating Interests, Abilities, and Personality.
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