Career Counselling: Methods that Work

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Juta, Mar 1, 2011 - Educational counseling - 210 pages
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This is an introductory text that provides practitioners with a wide range of efficient and effective career interventions. Representing the main schools of thought in career counselling today, Career counselling: Methods that work identifies and reflects the growing global interest in innovative approaches to career counselling including Mark Savickas' career-story interview technique for career construction counselling. In addition, the text: facilitates an understanding and application of contemporary theories, goals, methods and strategies in career counselling; provides an overview of the most recent and current international perspectives on 21st century career counselling; examines the historical and philosophical underpinnings of qualitative, quantitative and multi-method approaches to career counselling and suggests how these approaches may be utilised by practitioners; critically analyses questions such as, 'How can career counselling be best facilitated for all learners, in all contexts, including learners who experience barriers to learning?' and 'How does one use the career-story questionnaire to promote self-reflection for life design?'; and discusses various assessments that could be used to facilitate clients' self-expression and discovery of their identity and personality configuration. The text is recommended for practitioners involved in primary, secondary and tertiary education, psychology and social work, corporate coaches, academics, researchers, scholars and students.

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Professor Kobus Maree is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Pretoria University and editor of the SA Journal of Psychology. He has three doctorates, is internationally acknowledged for his work in career counselling, has received a number of awards for his work and recently received the Stals Prize for exceptional research and contributions to psychology. He was awarded the Chancellor's Award (UP) for Teaching and Learning for 2010 and the Exceptional Academic Achiever Award (UP) for a third term (2011-2013).

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