Career counseling people of African ancestry

Watson, Mark, McMahon, Mary, Mkhize, Nhlanhla, Schweitzer, Robert D. and Mpofu, Elias (2011). Career counseling people of African ancestry. In Elias Mpofu (Ed.), Counseling people of African ancestry (pp. 281-293) New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.

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Author Watson, Mark
McMahon, Mary
Mkhize, Nhlanhla
Schweitzer, Robert D.
Mpofu, Elias
Title of chapter Career counseling people of African ancestry
Title of book Counseling people of African ancestry
Place of Publication New York, USA
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
ISBN 9780521887229
Editor Elias Mpofu
Chapter number 18
Start page 281
End page 293
Total pages 13
Total chapters 20
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
OVERVIEW. One of the most impmtant challenges facing the career counseling profession is developing effective strategies to counsel racially diverse individuals. Understanding the role of racial factors in career counseling requires an understanding of the impact of race on the development and identification of career concerns (Leong & Hartung, 1997). This chapter invites an understanding of career counseling with a focus on people of African ancestry. There is scant literature on the career development and career counseling of people of African ancestry including African Americans. This paucity of literature is explained, in part, by the fact that people of African ancestry have unique histories of being excluded from a broad range of human services, including career counseling.
     This chapter considers career counseling with people of African ancestry. First, the chapter explores how the African cultural belief of Ubuntu may influence individuals and then considers its possible influence on career counseling. Second, the chapter considers how cultural contexts may impact the career counseling of individuals of African ancestry, specifically African Americans and African immigrants. Finally, social justice and narrative approaches to career counseling are examined as a means to address the needs of people of African ancestry in a range of cultural settings.
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