Contents: Preface. Introduction. Consulting to Organizations. Establishing the Counseling Relationship. Assessment in Outplacement Counseling. Barriers to Successful Job Search. Group Services. Physical, Behavioral and Counseling Implications of the Outplacement Setting. Toward a Theory of Outplacement Counseling. Common Patterns of Counselor-Client Interaction. Is Outplacement Ever Therapy? Background Qualifications. Professional Development. Supervision. Cross-Cultural Issues. Women and Outplacement. Family Issues. International Issues. Ethics. Relation of Outplacement to Other Career Development Professionals. Marketing Outplacement Services. Future of Outplacement. Appendices: Competencies Standards for Outplacement Practitioners as Established by the IAOP (1992). Standards of Ethical Practice for Outplacement Professionals Established by the IAOP (1993). Resources for Outplacement Practitioners.
Alan J. Pickman
"The book is well written and easily read, is straightforward in
its structure and layout, a useful initiation for counseling and
clinical psychologists as well as human resource management
professionals who want to know more about this growing practice