vernon zunker

a graduate of texas lutheran university, dr. zunker received his edd degree from the university of houston, with postdoctoral training at the university of texas medical school at galveston where he completed a residency in clinical psychology. at texas state, he established a student learning resource center, a career development resource center, and was instrumental in the development of a testing center and the university’s credit-by-examination program. he is the author of the college textbooks, career counseling: a holistic approach and using assessment for career development – both in multiple editions and widely used internationally. he considered his almost 3 years of sailing in the merchant marine as one of his greatest learning experiences.




vernon was a life-long faithful christian believing in god’s promises of grace and forgiveness and was a member at emanuel’s lutheran church in seguin, texas and christ lutheran church in san antonio, texas. at the heart of this incredible man was his love for his wife rosalie. private graveside services were held at san geronimo cemetery in seguin with the rev. in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the dr. vernon g and rosalie (streng) zunker faculty development fund, texas lutheran university, development office, 1000 west court street, seguin, texas, 78155-9989.

his books include, career counseling: a holistic approach, and using assessment results for career development. he was also known for his innovative efforts to show the connection between career and mental health, particularly in his work, career, work, and mental health: integrating career and personal counseling which was reviewed in ncda’s web magazine.  his works are referenced in several ncda publications, including gaining cultural competence in career counseling (evans & sejuit, 2021), a comprehensive guide to career assessment (stoltz & barclay, 2019) and teaching career development (osborn, 2016). in 2011, dr. zunker received the presidential recognition award from ncda for his significant contributions in shaping counseling and psychology students’ understanding of career counseling theory and practice.

a licensed psychologist, dr. zunker was also a consultant to the texas rehabilitation commission for more than two decades. he is the author of the college textbooks, career counseling: a holistic approach and using assessment for career development – both in multiple editions and widely used vernon g. zunker, (ed.d. university of houston, postdoctoral training at the university of texas medical school at galveston, where he completed a residency dr. vernon george zunker, age 93 of san antonio, formerly of seguin, passed away on . vernon was born on september 18,, .

a licensed psychologist, dr. zunker was also a consultant to the texas rehabilitation commission for more than two decades. he is the author of the college textbooks, career counseling: a holistic approach and using assessment for career development u2013 both in multiple editions and widely used internationally. keeping career counseling relevant to all counseling students, vernon zunker uses an innovative holistic or “”whole person”” approach, demonstrating how to ncda is sad to share that dr. vernon zunker, author of several popular career textbooks passed away in march. whether you are a counselor or a counselor-in-training, you’ll appreciate the way vernon zunker presents practical techniques and real-life examples as he, .

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