Career Counselling: Constructivist Approaches by Mary McMahonCareer Counselling: Constructivist Approaches by Mary McMahon

Career Counselling: Constructivist Approaches

EditorMary McMahon, Wendy Patton

Paperback | January 13, 2006

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In a changing employment climate and with the growth of demand for careers guidance at all stages of life, careers guidance practice has moved from its positivist world view, with the counsellor as expert and client as passive responder, to more holistic 'constructivist' approaches. In essence, these approaches view the career as a holistic concept in which work and personal life are inextricably intertwined, and individuals are experts in their own lives, actively constructing their careers.

The first to fully explore the constructivist approach, this book:

  • provides a theoretical background to constructivism
  • outlines a range of constructivist approaches to career counselling
  • gives examples of the practical application of constructivism.

Essential for anyone involved in career guidance wishing to learn more about this vital new approach, this book combines theory with practicable guidance, and represents a new direction for career counselling.

Mary McMahon Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia.Wendy Patton is Professor and Head of  School at the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Title:Career Counselling: Constructivist ApproachesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:January 13, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415385636

ISBN - 13:9780415385633

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