McIlveen, Peter (2011) Life themes in career counselling. In: McMahon, Mary and Watson, Mark, (eds.) Career counseling and constructivism: elaboration of constructs. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, USA, pp. 73-85. ISBN 978-1-61761-330-2
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[Abstract]: This chapter addresses life themes in career counselling. Life themes are conceptualised as significant dimensions of career, subjectively and objectively understood. The chapter includes a brief overview of the notion of life themes with reference to classical theories that have long-held life themes as a core theoretical dimension. A dialogical approach to career counselling for life themes is presented. The approach is based upon the Theory of Dialogical Self and Systems Theory Framework of career development and holds that facilitated conversations with self and others, real or imagined, are a primary site for the exploration and construction of life themes in career counselling. Application of two constructivist career assessment and counselling tools, Career Systems Interview and My Career Chapter, is demonstrated in relation to the case of John. It is concluded that this approach offers an alternative for constructivist career counselling for life themes.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)|
|Additional Information:||Chapter 6. c. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 331.70201 Car.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||career counselling, dialogical, My Career Chapter, Career Systems Interview|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified|
|Deposited On:||24 Feb 2011 11:11|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2012 11:47|
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