Career Counselling

Author: Mary McMahon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317436954
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Due to the increasing demand for career guidance in recent years, career counsellors have been challenged to modernise their practice. As a response to the rapidly changing world of work, with more diverse client groups and more complex and challenging issues facing career counsellors, the field has moved strongly towards the greater adoption of constructivist approaches. The 2nd edition of this ground breaking book is a forward-looking guide, giving further insight into the constructivist approach for the 21st century by: providing a theoretical background to constructivism; alerting readers to a range of cultural considerations related to constructivist career counselling; outlining a range of constructivist approaches to career counselling; providing examples of practical applications of the constructivist approaches presented in the book; and assisting career counsellor educators, practitioners and students understand and implement constructivist approaches into their work. With contributions from an internationally recognised panel of authors from ten different countries, Career Counselling: Constructivist Approaches treats career as a holistic concept in which work and personal life are inseparably intertwined, and individuals as experts in their own lives and in actively constructing their careers. Structured into four logical sections, this 2nd edition attests to the ongoing influence of constructivism internationally and the continued development and refinement of constructivist approaches to career counselling. Career Counselling: Constructivist Approaches is essential reading for career counsellor educators, practitioners, researchers and students who want a refreshing insight into constructivist career counselling.

International Handbook of Career Guidance

Author: James A. Athanasou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402062303
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This handbook offers a comprehensive review on career guidance, with an emphasis on the applied aspects of guidance together with research methods and perspectives. It features contributions from more than 30 leading authorities in the field from Asia, Africa, America, Australasia and Europe and draws upon a wide range of career guidance paradigms and theoretical perspectives. This handbook covers such subjects as educational and vocational guidance in a social context, theoretical foundations, educational and vocational guidance in practice, specific target groups, testing and assessment, and evaluation.

Career Development and Systems Theory

Author: Wendy Patton
Publisher: Sense Publishers
ISBN: 9077874135
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Systems Theory Framework was developed to produce a metatheoretical framework through which the contribution of all theories to our understanding of career behaviour could be recognised. In addition it emphasises the individual as the site for the integration of theory and practice. Its utility has become more broadly acknowledged through its application to a range of cultural groups and settings, qualitative assessment processes, career counselling, and multicultural career counselling. For these reasons, the STF is a very valuable addition to the field of career theory. In viewing the field of career theory as a system, open to changes and developments from within itself and through constantly interrelating with other systems, the STF and this book is adding to the pattern of knowledge and relationships within the career field. The contents of this book will be integrated within the field as representative of a shift in understanding existing relationships within and between theories. In the same way, each reader will integrate the contents of the book within their existing views about the current state of career theory and within their current theory-practice relationship. This book should be required reading for anyone involved in career theory. It is also highly suitable as a text for an advanced career counselling or theory course. The first edition of this book appeared under the title Career Development and Systems Theory: A New Relationship. Reviewers' comments on the first edition: ."a thought provoking addition to career development literature." Canadian Journal of Counselling ."a landmark in the field of career development." Australian Journal of Career Development ."it is written in an admirable clear and concise style." British Journal of Guidance and Counseling

Instrumentenkoffer f r die Praxisforschung

Author: Heinz Moser
Publisher:
ISBN: 3784122612
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Der bewährte Instrumentenkoffer für die 'SMARTe Praxisforschung' in der 6., überarbeiteten Auflage. Mit einer Palette hilfreicher Verfahren, die den Aufwand minimieren und eine systematische, optimale Auswertung ermöglichen. Praxisforschung ist SMART: Hinter diesem Begriff verbergen sich die Anfangsbuchstaben der fünf wesentlichsten Merkmale von praxisorientierter Forschung, die der Autor zukünftigen und fortgeschrittenen Forscherinnen und Forschern anschaulich erläutert. Sein Koffer enthält eine Vielzahl von praktischen und methodischen Instrumenten für Untersuchungen, Befragungen, Evaluationen, Auswertungen und Datensystematik. Nach einer Stellungnahme zu den kontrovers diskutierten Begriffen Praxiswissen und wissenschaftlichem Wissen führt der Autor die angehenden Forscher/innen in die Planung von Forschungsprojekten ein und gibt ihnen Gelegenheit, die häufigsten Fehler und Irrtümer von Anfängern zur vermeiden. Die Beschreibung der einzelnen Methoden und Techniken enthält eine ganze Palette bewährter Verfahren und Hilfestellungen, die den Aufwand minimieren und eine systematische, optimale Auswertung ermöglichen.

Teaching Counselors and Therapists

Author: Karen Eriksen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897952
Format: PDF
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Committed to constructivist and developmental teaching in counselor education, the authors contend that these practices are critical for preparing thoughtful, creative, mental health practitioners. They offer suggestions for transforming the specific courses in the counselor education curriculum.

A Constructivist Approach to a College Career Exploration Class

Author: Lisa A. Spencer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781267061331
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"Much of career counseling and exploration offered in college settings today is either based on outdated theories developed in the first half of the 20th century or no theory at all (Savickas, 1995). In this post-modern era, students need approaches that address contemporary thinking and current economic realities. Students are seeking careers that provide personal meaning, integrate well with other areas of their lives, and are fluid enough to accommodate the turbulent and uncertain vocational landscape of the 21st century (Lee & Johnston, 2001). Constructivist theories have provided some promising methods, such as narrative writing and qualitative self-assessments, which meet the needs of today's students, but are not being implemented on a large scale into college career assistance. This project provides an outline for a college career course that uses constructivist theory to help students explore possible career directions. It is one step toward integrating constructivist theory into practice" -- Abstract, p. 1.

Shaping the Story

Author: Kobus Maree
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789460913860
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Current career counselling needs a shift away from the practice of modern counselling approaches, and narrative therapy is likely to be particularly appropriate, since it is part of the culture and way of life of the majority of our clients. For the very first time, current approaches have been brought together in one publication. Eminent scholars, including Larry Cochran, Mark Savickas, and Norm Amundson, Paul Hartung and John Winslade, contributed to the publication. Personal narratives of some exceptionally eminent people, including Robert Sternberg are also included. The publication is concluded by Reuven Bar-On and Maurice Elias, who delineate the connection between storied counselling and social and emotional learning. This book provides a priceless resource for scholars, academics, researchers, psychologists, teachers and clients. It critically analyses germane questions, such as "How vital and feasible is it to build on life stories in career counselling?" examines the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of hermeneutic-narrative, postmodern and constructivist approaches to career counselling provides practical guidelines on the practice of narrative counselling in different contexts presents ideas on how to engage clients actively suggests ways of using life story counselling (including the Career-Story Interview) to produce new identities for career practice Professor Kobus Maree (Editor) is Professor in Educational Psychology at the Pretoria University (UP) and Editor of the SA Journal of Psychology. Internationally acknowledged for his work in career counselling, he has received a number of awards for his work. "This book inspires hope that making meaning is empowering, illuminating and develops the self, especially with regard to career and life choices" (Birgit Schreiber, Journal for Psychology in Africa). "Not since Cochran's landmark book ... has there been such a solid effort to advance the narrative approach. Maree should be thanked for a modest approach that may well prove to be monumental" (Chris Briddick, Counselling Today). "The book presents us with a vision and offers inspiration and guidance as to how to begin some work with a student in planning to move forward by building upon looking backward within a story or narrative paradigm" (Michael Pomerantz, Gifted Education International). "Shaping the Story should be commended for addressing the relative paucity of career development approaches for different cultural groups and for the power of language and ... the contributions of emotional [and] social emotional intelligence in career development. (Anna Lichtenberg, Australian Journal of Career Development).

Ideas for Career Practitioners

Author: Mary McMahon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781922117397
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presenting a smorgasboard of 48 ideas from over 50 experienced career practitioners, researchers and theoreticians from six countries, this book is an essential resource for everyday work in the career guidance field, including counselling, programs, assessment and education. Practical activities, instruments, methodologies, reviews and ideas are presented in an easy-to-read format suitable for a range of client groups including adults, adolescents, primary aged children, rural and remote communities, and indigenous populations.Topics include:• Vocational assessment and counselling• Career exploration amongst rural disadvantaged children• Entrepreneurship for university students• Identifying skills• Career insight in higher education• Using narrative with clients in remote areas• Resilience with youth in high risk settings• ACT techniques in career contexts• Organising career fairs• Self-directed work search• Career transition• Structured mentoring for girls• Medico-legal vocational assessment