Counsellors’ personal experience and appraisal of My Career Chapter

McIlveen, Peter (2007) Counsellors’ personal experience and appraisal of My Career Chapter. Australian Journal of Career Development, 16 (2). pp. 12-19. ISSN 1038-4162


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[Abstract] This study investigated a qualitative career assessment and counselling procedure that was founded upon a constructivist, narrative approach to career counselling, My Career Chapter: A Dialogical Autobiography. Counsellors were trained in the use of the procedure and then applied it to themselves in an intensive workshop format. Intepretative phenomenological analysis was used for the research methodology. Counsellors were then interviewed to determine (a) their personal experience of My Career Chapter and (b) their appraisal of its alignment with a set of recommendations for the design and use of qualitative assessment procedures. Four superordinate clusters were derived from the data and these included My Career Chapter’s relationship to theory, its administrative process, the counselling process, and the counselling relationship. The results indicated that My Career Chapter satisfied the recommendations for qualitative procedures. Possible amendments to the procedure were discussed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. This journal is available online. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the ACER journal. It is not a copy of the record. Final and authorised version first published in the Australian Journal of Career Development in Volume 16, Number 2, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research. Copyright 2007 Australian Council for Educational Research. NOTE: this article is a considerably revised version of a conference paper also in ePrints (ID2549)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: constructivism; counselling; counsellors; career assessment
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390409 Learning sciences
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441006 Sociological methodology and research methods
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520599 Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520399 Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified

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