Career Counseling and Constructivism: Elaboration of Constructs

Mary McMahon (Editor)
The University of Queensland, Australia

Mark Watson (Editor)
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

Series: Professions – Training, Education and Demographics

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Vocational guidance fits industrial societies and career counseling suits corporate cultures. However, neither guidance nor counseling seems to be the best practice for career intervention in the global economy of the information era. Thus, the emergence of career construction theory for comprehending vocational behavior and life-design interventions to assist people in choosing an adapting to work roles. This book examines and elaborates the structural elements assembled into models of self-making, career constructing, and life designing. (Imprint: Nova)

Foreword pp.vii-ix

Preface pp.xi-xii
Introducing the authors xii-xv

Chapter by Chapter Overview pp.xvii-xviii

Acknowledgments pp.xviv
Chapter 1. The Narrative of Cnstructivism and Career Counseling
(Mark Watson and Mary McMahon)pp.1-12

Chapter 2. Career Counseling: What’s the Story?
(Mary McMahon and Mark Watson)pp.13-24

Chapter 3. The Construction of Agency in Career Counselling
(Richard A. Young and José F. Domene)pp.25-38

Chapter 4. Career Meaning Making: An Essential in Life
(Charles P. Chen)pp.39-56

Chapter 5. Self-identity Cnstruction and Reflexivity
(Jean Guichard, Jacques Pouyaud and Bernadette Dumora)pp57-72

Chapter 6. Life Themes in Career Counselling
(Peter McIlveen)pp73-86

Chapter 7. Connectedness and Dialogism in Career Theory and Practice
(Nhlanhla Mkhize)pp.87-100

Chapter 8. Reflection: A Constructive Space for Career Development
(Hazel L. Reid and Barbara Bassot)pp.101-116

Chapter 9. Career Sense-making: An Emotional, Cognitive and Social Process
(Jennifer M. Kidd)pp.117-130

Chapter 10. Qualitative Career Assessment
(Polly Parker)pp.131-144

Chapter 11. Constructivism and Career Counselling: Past, Present and Future
(Mary McMahon and Mark Watson)pp.1445-152

Index pp153-162

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