Narrative career counselling: theory and exemplars of practice

McIlveen, Peter and Patton, Wendy (2007) Narrative career counselling: theory and exemplars of practice. Australian Psychologist, 42 (3). pp. 226-235. ISSN 0005-0067

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This paper provides an overview of narrative career counselling, which is presented as a predominant variant of constructivism. Constructivist theories have relatively recently emerged as a significant force within vocational psychology and the practice of career counselling. The Systems Theory Framework and the Theory of Career Construction are introduced as theoretical frameworks amendable to constructivism and narrative career counselling. Whilst a stable definition of narrative career counselling cannot be presented at this stage in its theoretical and technical evolution, core theoretical tenets of this new approach to counselling are presented. Exemplars of the practice are described to provide an introductory account of the process of narrative career counselling. Some of the limitations of the approach are described along with a recommendation for the development of theory and research that adequately addresses counselling outcome and process.

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Additional Information: Author Posting. (c) Taylor & Francis, 2007. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Australian Psychologist, Volume 42 Issue 3, September 2007. doi:10.1080/00050060701405592
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:20
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 05:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: counselling; careers; constructivism; 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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/00050060701405592

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