Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as a career counselling strategy

Hoare, P. Nancey and McIlveen, Peter and Hamilton, Nadine (2012) Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as a career counselling strategy. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 12 (3). pp. 171-187. ISSN 0251-2513

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Abstract

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has potential to contribute to career counselling. In this paper, the theoretical tenets of ACT and a selection of its counselling techniques are overviewed along with a descriptive case vignette. There is limited empirical research into ACT’s application in career counselling. Accordingly, a research agenda is presented for the aim of integrating ACT with career counselling. This agenda includes suggestions to address conceptual convergence, practitioners’ perspectives, counselling processes, measurement of impact, and applications in counselling.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Peter McIlveen
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 06:16
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 06:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: ACT; career counselling; acceptance and commitment therapy; emotion
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1007/s10775-012-9224-9
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21206

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