The Reintegration of Vocational Psychology and Counseling Psychology: Training Issues for a Paradigm Shift

Christine Robitschek, Camille Debell

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Abstract

In the past 20 years, there have been numerous calls for a reinvigoration of vocational psychology. Now, as vocational psychology has grown again within counseling psychology, the authors argue that what is needed is not a reinvigoration but rather a new paradigm that reintegrates vocational psychology and the rest of counseling psychology. The new paradigm conceptualizes vocational issues as an integral part of theory, research, practice, and teaching of counseling psychology. Vocational issues should not over shadow other issues but should be an integrated part of what counseling psychologists do. The articles in this major contribution take steps toward this new paradigm by addressing teaching issues in counseling psychology training programs. If the new paradigm is to be adopted by all counseling psychologists, they must begin in their training programs. These articles give suggestions for how to begin the paradigm shift in this setting, discussing implications for the science and practice of counseling psychology beyond the training programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-814
Number of pages14
JournalThe Counseling Psychologist
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2002

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