ERIC Number: ED275942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug-22
Reference Count: 0
New Perspectives in Career Counseling with Dual-Career Couples.
O'Neil, James M.; And Others
This paper provides an overview of the results of a 20-month review of the popular, professional, and research literature on dual-career couples undertaken to advance the theory and practice of career counseling with dual-career couples. The results described have direct application to assessing normative dilemmas and themes that occur during career transitions of dual-career couples. Seven conclusions about dual-career couples are listed and a preliminary assessment model focusing on the normative dilemmas of dual-career couples is presented. Twenty-one career transitions are enumerated and defined. These transitions are discussed in the context of how normative dilemmas occur for couples. Career dilemmas, gender-role dilemmas, and marriage-family dilemmas are defined and discussed. Thirty-three normative themes are presented and discussed as significant topics in the dual-career lifestyle. Implications of the model for counseling couples is presented. References, figures, and tables are included. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (94th, Washington, DC, August 22-26, 1986). Tables 1 and 2 contain small, broken type.