Drawing on the Innovative Moments Model to Explain and Foster Career Construction Counselling

Title

Drawing on the Innovative Moments Model to Explain and Foster Career Construction Counselling

Creator

Paulo Cardoso; Miguel M Gonçalves; Savickas Mark L

Publisher

Handbook Of Innovative Career Counselling

Date

2019
1905-7

Description

Career Construction Counselling (CCC) is a narrative intervention that supports individuals in the elaboration of narrative identity and career construction. CCC theory, research, and practice has benefited from the Innovative Moments Model (IMM) to explain client change. Similar to CCC, the IMM is grounded on a narrative conception of human functioning, in which psychological difficulties arise from problematic self-narratives that constrain meaning-making. Change occurs when clients challenge problematic self-narratives and construct new meanings that lead to new ways of behaving, thinking, or feeling. These novelties are termed innovative moments. The integration of IMM into the study of CCC has provided empirical evidence about the processes of client change throughout this intervention. Findings show that the transformation of a client’s self-narrative is associated with the aims of each session that involve a movement from a focus on structuring the past to an increased engagement in projecting the future. Moreover, results suggest the possibility of using IMs as process markers to guide counsellors in facilitating client change during counselling sessions. This chapter explains the contribution of IMM to CCC theory, research, and practice; describes the IM framework; reviews CCC process research using the IMM; and finally discusses research implications for CCC theory and practice are discussed.

Subject

Psychology; Life design; Behavioral Science and Psychology; Career construction counselling; Career research; Career Skills; Client change; Counselling and Interpersonal Skills; Innovative moments; Narrative change

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

523

ISSN

3-030-22799-5

Citation

Paulo Cardoso; Miguel M Gonçalves; Savickas Mark L, “Drawing on the Innovative Moments Model to Explain and Foster Career Construction Counselling,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 24, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10858.

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