Dialogical self: co-investigator in career self-research

McIlveen, Peter (2017) Dialogical self: co-investigator in career self-research. In: Career counselling: constructivist approaches, 2nd ed. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), London, United Kingdom, pp. 153-163. ISBN 978-1-138-91009-6


Natural language used in conversations and therapeutic language used in dialogue between client and counsellor can be theorized as the workings of dialogical self. The metaphor of life as a story is evident in the way dialogical self is structured by conversational exchanges among multiple I-positions, embodied as the one person, who is in conversation with others real and imagined. My Career Chapter is a working model of the theory of dialogical self, applied to as narrative approach to career assessment and counselling. My Career Chapter facilitates self-reflexive dialogue with self and significant others represented as I-positions and who are part of the client’s career story. As such, My Career Chapter is a method for conducting self-research and as a way of knowing oneself from multiple perspectives. In this way, the client develops a rich and meaningful narrative about career that motivates decision-making and actions toward personally significant change.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 30333
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version embargoed until 1 Jan 2019 (18 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 01:21
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 01:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: dialogical self, My Career Chapter, career assessment, narrative career counselling
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30333

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only