My Career Chapter: Guidance Counsellors' Appraisal of its Suitability for Adolescents

McIlveen, Peter F., Patton, Wendy A., & Hoare, Nancy (2007) My Career Chapter: Guidance Counsellors' Appraisal of its Suitability for Adolescents. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 17(2), pp. 148-159.

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This paper presents an investigation into the properties of a new narrative technique for career assessment and counselling, My Career Chapter: A Dialogical Autobiography. This technique is used to facilitate clients' construction of a meaningful career-related autobiography. Previous research indicates the usefulness of My Career Chapter for adult clients and its alignment with recommendations for the development and application of qualitative assessment and counselling techniques. This study specifically commences research into the technique's applicability for adolescents. A focus group, comprised of guidance counselling professionals whose work primarily pertained to the needs of adolescents, found that there is potential to develop a version of My Career Chapter that is suitable for adolescents.

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ID Code: 14703
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1037-2911
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Australian Academic Press
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:33

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