An interpretative phenomenological analysis of adult clients’ experience of My Career Chapter

Patton, Wendy A., McIlveen, Peter F., & Hoare, Nancey (2008) An interpretative phenomenological analysis of adult clients’ experience of My Career Chapter. Australian Journal of Career Development, 17(3), pp. 51-62.

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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: 26327
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1038-4162
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australian Council for Educational Research
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2009 02:59
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:43

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