Person-Centered Career Exploration with a Pre-Teen
by Sam Steen

Mastery in Minutes

Learn how to introduce conversations around career direction and skill identification with your pre-teen clients without adding to the pressures they already experience.
Asking a child, “what do you want to be when you grow up,” is a playful exercise, while doing so becomes more relevant during adolescence. Helping your own young clients begin the process of self-exploration and skill identification can lead them to the path of career development. Learning how to do so without pressuring the pre-teen to “make a decision” can enhance your work with them.

In this scenario, Sam Steen works again with 12-year-old Ella, but this time in a supportive and engaging client-centered way around possible career directions. While your own pre-teen clients may already feel the increasing pressure of school, you will learn how to introduce pre-vocational conversations in a non-stressful way into your clinical work with them. 

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Length of video: 0:12:47

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-587-4

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-587-8


Dr. Sam Steen, an Associate Professor and licensed Professional School Counselor, specializes in group work and cultivating Black students’ academic identity development. Dr. Steen was a school counselor for 10 years and these practitioner experiences shape his research agenda, approach to teaching, and service. Dr. Steen is a Fellow for the Association for Specialists in Group Work, a division of the American Counseling Association. Recently, Dr. Steen received the Al Dye Research Award and the Professional Advancement Award both from ASGW recognizing his outstanding efforts advancing the field of group work though research and development of a new and innovative strategies for schools, families, and marginalized communities.
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