2nd Edition

Career Counselling Constructivist approaches

Edited By Mary McMahon Copyright 2017
    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    300 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Due to the increasing demand for career guidance in recent years, career counsellors have been challenged to modernise their practice. As a response to the rapidly changing world of work, with more diverse client groups and more complex and challenging issues facing career counsellors, the field has moved strongly towards the greater adoption of constructivist approaches. The 2nd edition of this ground breaking book is a forward-looking guide, giving further insight into the constructivist approach for the 21st century by:

    • providing a theoretical background to constructivism;
    • alerting readers to a range of cultural considerations related to constructivist career counselling;
    • outlining a range of constructivist approaches to career counselling;
    • providing examples of practical applications of the constructivist approaches presented in the book; and
    • assisting career counsellor educators, practitioners and students understand and implement constructivist approaches into their work.

    With contributions from an internationally recognised panel of authors from ten different countries, Career Counselling: Constructivist Approaches treats career as a holistic concept in which work and personal life are inseparably intertwined, and individuals as experts in their own lives and in actively constructing their careers. Structured into four logical sections, this 2nd edition attests to the ongoing influence of constructivism internationally and the continued development and refinement of constructivist approaches to career counselling.

    Career Counselling: Constructivist Approaches is essential reading for career counsellor educators, practitioners, researchers and students who want a refreshing insight into constructivist career counselling.

    1 Constructivism: What does it mean for career counselling?  2 Working with storytellers: A metaphor for career counselling  3 Usefulness and truthfulness: Reviewing the limitations and promoting the benefits of constructivist approaches for career counselling  PART 2 Constructivism, Culture and Career Counselling  4 Career constructivism and culture: Deconstructing and reconstructing career counselling  5 Constructivist approaches to career counselling: A culture-infused perspective   6 Implementing a qualitative (narrative) approach in cross-cultural career counselling  7 Contexts and circumstances: The cultural preparation process approach to career development   PART 3 Constructivist Approaches to Career Counselling  8 The storied approach  9 Active Engagement and the influence of constructivism  10 The Systems Theory Framework: A conceptual and practical map for story telling in career counselling  11 Solution-focused career counselling  12 Sociodynamic career counselling: Constructivist practice of wisdom  13 Dialogical self: Co-investigator in career self-research  14 Exploring life and working experiences for self-construction  15 The theory and practice of career construction  16 Career counselling as and about goal-directed human action  17 Chaos and constructivism: Counselling for career development in a complex and changing world  18 Constructivism in online career counselling  19 Creativity and constructivist career counselling   PART 4 Constructivist Career Assessment  20 Qualitative career assessment  21 Card sorts: A constructivist approach to career exploration  22 Bridging quantitative and qualitative career assessment: The Integrative Structured Interview process  23 The rise of constructivist career counselling: A reflection


    Mary McMahon is Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, The University of Queensland, Australia, where she teaches career development theory and narrative career counselling.