Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: June 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963978 | Print ISBN: 9781412909280 | Online ISBN: 9781412963978| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Multicultural Career Assessment Models
Lisa Y. Flores & Monique M. Mendoza & Elif Celebi
Career assessment involves an ongoing process of gathering information to assist clients to make career-related decisions. Useful information to gather in career assessment includes but is not limited to understanding a person's personality, values, skills, interests, life roles, and career history. Assessment information is typically gathered via intake interviews, standardized tests and inventories, and non-standardized methods such as card sorts, career genograms, and career lifelines. The data that are obtained can be used to inform both the career counselor and the client and to help set appropriate goals and strategies for achieving the goals in career counseling. Multicultural career assessment incorporates information about the client's cultural background such as race, ethnicity, gender, social class, and sexual orientation and uses this information to understand how these factors may have shaped one's career development. In essence, in contrast with traditional career assessment, the cornerstone of multicultural career assessment is understanding a person's ...