Private Practice, Business/Industry, and Agencies
NCDA follows a constituency model to better represent and serve the diverse needs of our members. These groupings are designed to help you in your networking, to facilitate greater connection with colleagues who may share similar interests and work settings, and to enhance communication between the membership and the NCDA Board.
In this section of the website, you will have the opportunity to hear from the trustee for the constituency group that most closely represents your work setting or interest affiliation. Similarly, when attending the NCDA Global Conference, you can meet with fellow participants in your constituency groups. This section may post results of these conference gatherings or additional resources your trustee wishes to share.
The categories of links listed here serve as a connection to a select few valuable resources. It is not intended to be all-inclusive, and will grow/change in the future. Contact your Constituency Trustee for more information and watch your emails from this group.
Courtney Warnsman, Trustee, Private Practice, Business/Industry & Agencies
This Constituency offers:
- Tuesday Talks -this is a recurring zoom meeting the 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon, central time (check the NCDA home calendar for dates). Click here start zoom
- Book Recommendations - click here to see our Reading List
- Webinars - look under Professional Development below for upcoming events
Be sure to check the links below for more!
Career Information Resources
American Parole and Probation Association
Dedicated to the concerns of parole, probation and community-based corrections.
Career Information Center Resource Database
Search Florida State University Tech Center's virtual "filing cabinet" of career information resources. Also browse a list of "essential resources for career counseling."
"Connection Between Career and Mental Health" Video
This series of video playlists offers prominent scholar-practitioners sharing some reasons for the connection between career and mental health.
Internet Sites for Career Planning
NCDA has undertaken a time-consuming effort to collect, organize, curate, and publish online, a listing of free, current, and credible resources that are available on the Internet and are useful to career counselors, coaches, and specialists as they work with clients. This list is maintained by the Technology Committee.
National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG)
The NCDG is a career knowledge, skills, and decision-making framework. Use these guidelines to identify activities and strategies for developing high-quality career programs.
While aiming to address the needs of vocational educators, practitioners, and researchers, this career collaboratory also seeks to bring together like-minded professionals in an effort to share and advance their knowledge. The Vocopher Resource Library is free and does not require registration. Access to the Vocopher Career Inventories is free, but requires registration.
This website offers many resources including a document titled "Retention Report" that reveals the real reasons employees leave their jobs, or intend to leave, how these reasons have changed and how market conditions impact the reasons employees leave.
Career Assessment Instruments
A Comprehensive Guide to Career Assessment
NCDA is excited to release the re-imagined 7th edition of our influential guide to career assessment. Re-conceptualized and renamed to A Comprehensive Guide to Career Assessment, the Guide contains important information career counselors, educators and practitioners will find invaluable in learning about career assessment and selecting assessments specific to client needs. The Guide is a resource that connects to multiple service sectors and embraces global perspectives of career assessment. Available as a foundational print book as well as a subscription service to the comprehensive chapters and new reviews, shop the NCDA Career Resource Store for the product that best fits your needs.
Career Occupational Preference System Interest Inventory (COPS)
The Career Occupational Preference System Interest Inventory (COPS) measures an examinee’s level of interest in each of the 14 COPSystem VIA Career Clusters. This survey is used to explore career interests based on likes and dislikes. The COPS Interest Inventory emphasizes a proactive approach to career exploration, featuring career and educational planning, along with a listing of suggested activities to gain relevant experience.
The Enneagram is an archetypal framework that offers in-depth insight to individuals, groups and collectives. Consisting of three centres of intelligence, nine main Enneagram types, 18 wings, three subtypes and Triadic styles, the Enneagram offers a rich map to personal development from an open systems perspective.
Hogan Personality Inventory
The Hogan Personality Inventory assessment measures your day-to-day personality. It assesses how you relate to others. Employers will use this assessment to determine how well you work with others, whether you lead or follow, and if you are successful as a leader and as a follower.
SkillScan tools provide a fast, interactive and intuitive-based process for identifying transferable skills – critical knowledge for identifying appropriate career options, college majors and training programs and planning skill development actions. SkillScan also features a system for integrating skill results with other traditional interests, values and personality inventories to provide a holistic picture of client career patterns.
Professional Development Opportunities
Facilitating Career Development (FCD - formerly CDF)
Obtain information on this NCDA training for practitioners who provide career assistance.
NCDA Annual Conference
Learn more about this premiere conference for career development professionals.
NCDA's Professional Development
This page on continuing education provides detailed information specific to NCDA.
Building on Your Strengths
These workshop slides are for those who have purchased the NCDA monograph, "A Strengths-Based Approach to Appreciative Inquiry" - visit the NCDA Career Resource Store to shop for this monograph.
Building on Your Strengths - A Career Development Process Utilizing Appreciative Inquiry
Career Coaching: Fundamentals, Applications, and Future Directions
This new monograph is an overview of the practice of career coaching. It covers a brief history of career coaching and a comparison to career counseling. Techniques, ethics, theories and models, and assessments are shared to increase knowledge and proficiency in delivering career coaching services to diverse clientele. Themes for the future of career coaching related to workforce demands are included, as well as a fully stocked appendix for use by coaches in practice. Available in the NCDA Career Resource Store as either a print or ebook (PDF).
Read articles covering best practices, how-to details, career tips, and book reviews in NCDA's web magazine.
Career Development Quarterly
NCDA's official journal with articles covering career counseling, work and leisure, career education, coaching, and management.
A quarterly publication of NCDA for members, this print magazine is a themed publication offering articles that balance a broad vision with practical applications. Each issue offers a focused article on a select theme, a feature article on a prominent NCDA event, specific content for four departments (including School Counselors, Professional Counselors, Graduate Students, and Career Development Facilitators), and four regular columns.
A Comprehensive Guide to Career Assessment
The re-imagined 7th edition of our influential guide to career assessment has been published as both a print book and an online subscription. Re-conceptualized and renamed the Guide contains important information career counselors, educators, practitioners, researchers and students will find invaluable in learning about career assessment and selecting assessments specific to client needs. The Guide is a resource that connects to multiple service sectors and embraces global perspectives of career assessment. Read more about the unique dual resource and shop the NCDA Career Resource Store.
Corrections Today and Corrections Compendium
The American Correctional Association provides international professional development and certification for correctional professionals as well as accreditation standards for agencies. Also, it publishes Corrections Today and Corrections Compendium.
Gaining Cultural Competence in Career Counseling, 2nd Edition
In recent years, journals and other publications have attended to issues for diverse populations but a single resource is more useful to educators, practitioners and students who want to be more informed about diversity, equity, social justice and career counseling. Gaining Cultural Competence in Career Counseling, 2nd edition, goes into depth on each of these issues, as well as career theories, assessment, and ethics. The first four chapters focus on the foundational skills for effective counseling across cultures. The next five chapters integrate multicultural competences with specific career and social justice counseling competences. The significantly updated second edition includes a a new chapter on working with children and adolescents. Each chapter includes new exercises and questions for reflection, and case scenarios supplement the content.
Journal of Career Development
Spans topics such as career education, adult career development, career development of special needs populations, and career and leisure.
Journal of Employment Counseling
NECA's publication highlighting theory and practice in employment counseling.
My Life with a Theory: John L. Holland's Autobiography and Theory of Careers
In 1959, John L. Holland introduced a theory of vocational choices involving personality typology (widely known in the career development field as the Holland Code, or RIASEC). Included with this previously unpublished autobiography are book chapters, journal articles and other original source material that will enhance the reader's understanding of both the theory and the scientist.
The Corrections Connection
Networking site for training, employment, and conferences.
American Correctional Chaplains Association
Professional organization for chaplains working with incarcerated individuals.
American Correctional Health Services Association
Addresses current issues and needs in correctional healthcare.
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Learn more about NCDA's parent organization for professional counselors. ACA also includes the following related divisions:
American Jail Association
Supports staff who work in the nation's jails.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
Connect to this organization dedicated to preparing youth and adults for careers.
Association of Career Professionals International (ACP International)
Find out more about this global organization aimed at professionals who specialize in all aspects of career development services.
Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates
Develops and promotes educational and professional opportunities for correctional food service staff.
Association of State Correctional Administrators
Promotes standards and policy initiatives.
Career Development Specialists Network (CDSN)
The Career Development Specialists Network (CDSN) was founded in 1978 as a forum for professional Career Counselors to share knowledge and expertise about career development theory and practice.
Career Planning & Adult Development Network
Connect to resources geared toward professionals working with adults in career transition.
Correctional Education Association
Professional organization for educators in correctional/juvenile settings.
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
A non-profit organization committed to building criminal justice careers.
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals
The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals is the national voice and comprehensive training center for workforce development professionals.
National Employment Counseling Association (NECA)
Offers professional leadership to people who counsel in an employment service or career development setting.
National Institute of Corrections
Training and technical assistance for federal, state, and local correctional agencies.
Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC)
Obtain information on this organization serving specialists in résumé writing, career coaching and counseling.
Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP)
Find out about more about Division (17) of the APA whose mission is to promote research, teaching, practice, and public interest in vocational psychology and career interventions.
Society of Workforce Planning Professionals
The Society of Workforce Planning Professionals (SWPP) facilitates education and networking opportunities among workforce planners across all industries.
U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Collects and publishes information on crime and criminal offenders at all levels of government.