Transition in career counselling practice : what can solution-orientated counselling offer?

McMahon, Mary, Adams, Mandy, & Lim, Ros (2002) Transition in career counselling practice : what can solution-orientated counselling offer? Australian Journal of Career Development, 11(1), pp. 22-26.

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The counselling profession has been challenged to respond to the demands of an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. In personal counselling, the response has seen the increased adoption of principles, processes and approaches informed by the constructivist worldview, such as solution-oriented counselling and narrative counselling. Such a response is less evident in career counselling, which continues to be dominated by the approaches of the traditional positivist worldvlew. However, the early stages of a transition in career counselling are becoming more evident. This article overviews the antecedents of transition in career counselling and explores the influence of the constructivist and traditional positivist worldviews on elements of career counselling. Further, It examines the possible contribution of solution-oriented counselling and illustrates its application to career counselling.

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ID Code: 22689
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1177/103841620201100106
ISSN: 1038-4162
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 13:20
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2013 22:32

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