Purpose & History

Career Developments, the NCDA print magazine for members-only, is a themed publication offering articles that balance a broad vision with practical applications. Published four times per year, each issue offers a focused article on a select theme, a feature article on a prominent NCDA event, specific content for five departments, and four regular columns.


The Career Developments Editors

Current Editor, as of October 1, 2015, 
Melissa Messer

Founding Editor, Melanie Reinersman 2007-2010

Tim Lutenski 2010-2013

Jenn Long, 2013-2015

Career Developments

Winter 2018

Table of Contents


Reentering the Workforce After Kids: How to Make It Work

By Laura Lanham



Women, Work, and Wellness: Designing the Future

By Amanda G. Flora


Special Feature

The Ethics and Skill of Career Confrontations

By Billie Streufert




Professional Counselors & Specialists

Bring Back Work-Life Balance!

By Kevin Johnson



School Counselors

How Much is Enough? Balancing Work and Life as a School Counselor

By Lia Falco



Graduate Students

Helping Clients Experiencing the Impostor Phenomenon Manage Work-Life Balance

By Jessamyn Perlus



Facilitating Career Development

Embracing Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance to Better Serve Our Clients

By Jim Peacock and Sabrina Woods



Higher Education

Contemplating Work-Life Balance

By Heather N. Maietta




From the President:
Living a Balanced Life: Realistic Goal or Hopeless Aspiration?
By Spencer Niles

From the Executive Director:
Work-Life Balance: How do We Keep Everything in Perspective?
By Deneen Pennington

Thought Leader Insights: A Conversation with  Gali Rachel Cinamon
By Jenn Long Leard

Ethics in a Nutshell
By Sarah Patterson-Mills and Sharon Anderson

The Marketplace
By Charles Lehman

On the Web
By Melanie Reinersman