Career Counseling in Action: Tools and Techniques
You’ll watch established counselors work with five clients in different life stages and with different goals. Bud is an ambitious high school graduate exploring options for his first career; Melanie is an inquisitive mid-career woman contemplating next steps after an unexpected layoff; Angela, a high school senior and dancer, wants to be a choreographer but is unclear about how to get there; Jeff is a sought-after college student evaluating which path to take; and Val is a middle-aged woman seeking guidance through a difficult transition into entrepreneurship.
In each case, the counselors employ field-specific exercises such as written self-assessments, the career wheel, and brainstorming. In addition to understanding the intention of such practices, you’ll see how these structured activities are integrated with interventions from psychotherapy, including empathy and reframes, use of metaphor, identifying client strengths, and role-playing. Like psychotherapists, career counselors must contend with resistance, misperceptions, and self-defeating behaviors, and you’ll see how each is managed within the context of this approach. By the video’s end, the clients report feeling more hopeful, more confident, and more in control of their future.
In a time when more people are utilizing career counselors and coaches, this video offers a solid introduction to the essential interventions of a growing field. You’ll gain confidence of your own as you take in the teachings of this important clinical resource.
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Here, you’ll watch several career counselors conduct fruitful sessions with five real clients: Bud, a charismatic high school graduate seeking a people-oriented first career; Melanie, a spirited mid-career woman contemplating next steps after an unexpected layoff; Angela, a talented young dancer who wants to become a choreographer but is unclear on the best path; Jeff, a sought-after college student evaluating which route to take; and Val, a middle-aged woman with occasional depression who’s choosing entrepreneurship after a challenging career setback.
Like psychotherapists, career counselors must work with client resistance, misperceptions, and self-defeating behaviors, and you’ll see how each is managed within the context of this approach. You’ll also get a feel for a range of field-specific exercises, such as written self-assessments, the career wheel, brainstorming, and developing metaphors. Finally, you’ll understand how these structured activities are integrated with interventions from psychotherapy, including empathy and reframes, identifying client strengths, and role playing. By the video’s end, each client reports feeling more hopeful, more confident, and more in control of their future—along with having a concrete action plan.
If you’re looking for a primer on career counseling, examples of work with real clients, or resources for how these skills can be applied to psychotherapy, this video is one to watch. Take a look today.
By watching this video, you will:
- Understand the core skills career counseling that also apply to psychotherapy.
- Learn how career counseling utilizes structured activities to support a client’s search.
- Discover essential interventions for developing and broadening a client’s sense of possibility.
Niles is the recipient of the National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Eminent Career Award, a NCDA Fellow, an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow, the recipient of ACA’s Thomas Sweeney Visionary Leadership and Advocacy Award, President’s Award, David Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award, Extended Research Award, and the University of British Columbia Noted Scholar Award. He served as President for NCDA and Editor for The Career Development Quarterly and the Journal of Counseling & Development and currently serves on numerous journal editorial boards. He has authored or co-authored approximately 130 publications and delivered over 125 presentations on career development theory and practice.
Norman Amundson, PhD, is a full professor in Counseling Psychology / Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has given numerous workshops and seminars and also has been a keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. His publications include over 100 journal articles, training videos and books such as Active Engagement (2009, 3rd edition), The Essential Elements of Career Counseling (2009, 2nd edition), The Physics of Living (2003), Metaphor Making (2010) and Career Flow: A Hope-Centered Approach to Career Development (2011).
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