Critical Moments In Career Construction Counseling

Title

Critical Moments In Career Construction Counseling

Creator

Hartung P J; Vess L

Publisher

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Date

2016
2016-12

Description

An important research need concerns identifying and describing factors that promote reflexivity and change in life-design career interventions. Career construction counseling, a primary life-design intervention, uses narrative methods in an interpersonal process of helping people design a work life through reflexive action. Using Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR), the present study examined what prompts reflexivity and change in career construction counseling. A single case analysis method involving a 24-year old Caucasian woman examined one client's experience of processes that prompted change and reflection about her current career transition. Post-counseling IPR with the client of her videotaped career construction counseling session indicated five major themes: (a) role models prompt identity reflection, (b) early recollections foster cohesion, (c) follow-up questions add depth to the story, (d) counselor as audience provides clarity and validation, and (e) career construction interview questions illuminate perspective and need for action. Results support prior research indicating the usefulness of career construction counseling for promoting reflexive action in life design. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject

Career construction counseling; Career construction interview; clients; Counseling; Interpersonal Process Recall; narrative career counseling; narrative therapy; process and outcome; Psychology; style interview

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

31-39

Volume

97

Citation

Hartung P J; Vess L, “Critical Moments In Career Construction Counseling,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10122.

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