Career counselling: What's the story?

McMahon, Mary and Watson, Mark (2011). Career counselling: What's the story?. In Mary McMahon and Mark Watson (Ed.), Career counseling and constructivism: Elaboration of constructs (pp. 13-24) New York, U.S.A.: Nova Science Publisher Inc.

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Author McMahon, Mary
Watson, Mark
Title of chapter Career counselling: What's the story?
Title of book Career counseling and constructivism: Elaboration of constructs
Place of Publication New York, U.S.A.
Publisher Nova Science Publisher Inc
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Professions - Training, Education and Demographics
ISBN 9781617613302
Editor Mary McMahon
Mark Watson
Chapter number 2
Start page 13
End page 24
Total pages 12
Total chapters 11
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Tills chapter considers the increasing use of narrative and storied approaches in career counselling resulting from the influence of constructivism. Stories are integral to the way people live their lives. People make sense of their lives and constmct their identities through stories. As career counsellors, we listen to the stories of o1hers, interact with them, and together we co-construct new stories. But, where do stories come from and how do we understand and use them in our work as career counsellors? The chapter considers the nature of story in people's lives and in the construction of identity. It examines the use of story in career counselling and considers the counselling relationship, the roles of career counsellors and of clients and the process of career counselling. Further, it considers the construction of a new story for 1he profession of career counselling as the pervasive influence of constructivism becomes more apparent
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