My career chapter: guidance counsellors' appraisal of its suitability for adolescents

McIlveen, Peter and Patton, Wendy and Hoare, P. Nancey (2007) My career chapter: guidance counsellors' appraisal of its suitability for adolescents. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 17 (2). pp. 148-159. ISSN 1037-2911

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This article presents an investigation into the properties of a new narrative technique for career assessment and counselling, My Career Chapter: A Dialogical Autobiography. This technique is used to facilitate clients' construction of a meaningful career-related autobiography. Previous research indicates the usefulness of My Career Chapter for adult clients and its alignment with recommendations for the development and application of qualitative assessment and counselling techniques. This study specifically commences research into the technique's applicability for adolescents. A focus group, comprised of guidance counselling professionals whose work primarily pertained to the needs of adolescents, found that there is potential to develop a version of My Career Chapter that is suitable for adolescents.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors' post-print version deposited with permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2008 01:58
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 05:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescents; autobiography; vocational guidance; student counselling; narration (rhetoric)
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1375/ajgc.17.2.148

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