The Great Depression Career Counseling

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The Great Depression
The third stage in the development of career counseling is The Great Depression era. The Great Depression swept the nation with horrific working and living conditions for citizens. The unexpected working and living conditions left individuals unemployed and underpaid (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012). Roosevelt and his administration created the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Work Progress Administration for individuals to ensure employment (Capuzzi, & Stauffer, 2012). Roosevelt’s actions led to the creation of organized unions for male and female employees, which are still being used in today’s society (Capuzzi, & Stauffer, 2012).
The Vocational Needs Through The Great Depression
It is evident The Great Depression changed the need for vocational services. The Great Depression generated the Smith-Hugh’s Act of 1917, for financial support for education, the George-Deen Act, leading vocational guidance in the U.S. office of education, the Fair Labor Standard Act of 1938, that prohibited child labor, and the Social Security Act of 1935, providing retirement income for employees (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012). Although The Great
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By using history, it is easy to see why career counselors are essential and needed. In some cases, history does repeat itself and this is where career counselors can learn from the past. By using new techniques and assessments, career counselors are able to guide clients in the right vocational direction. The use of the NCDA can guide clients through career counseling as well. A career counselor can use the NCDA as a reference/resource for clients. Clients can use this resource as a means to find employment and enhance career development (NCDA, 2015). As a future counselor, I can incorporate history and the NCDA into my counseling
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