A reflexive research approach to professional competencies for life design

McIlveen, Peter (2015) A reflexive research approach to professional competencies for life design. In: Handbook of life design: from practice to theory and from theory to practice. Hogrefe Publishing, Gottingen, Germany, pp. 269-282. ISBN 978-0-88937-447-8


The Life Design International Research Group (Savickas et al., 2009) set an agenda for research and professional training for their intervention model, life-design counselling. Consideration is given to the competencies required for practitioners to perform certain operations that constitute some of the core processes of life-design counselling: construction, deconstruction, reconstruction, and co-construction of client’s stories toward action (Savickas, 2012). Extending beyond the fundamental competencies of career development practice, the enhanced competencies of life design counselling are overviewed, namely the ethic of critical reflexivity and dialogical interpretation. In summary, this chapter articulates conceptual and radical research dimensions of the agenda set by the Life Design International Research Group.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to chapter due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 04:34
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 02:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: life design, career counselling, career construction theory, reflexivity, reflective practice
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26946

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