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ERIC Number: ED311365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Pages: 11
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Change: A Blessing or a Curse?
Drevets, Roma G.
The problem of job displacement poses numerous challenges for the client and the counselor. Not only must the counselor deal with the problems of re-programming the worker, but he or she must also deal with the worker's own loss and feelings of worthlessness. The import of the counselor who successfully works with the unemployed is immeasurable. The key to understanding the unemployment process and examining the client's self-image includes a knowledge of the stages of job loss (shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) which are similar to the stages in the grieving process. It is also necessary to be able to identify the stages of job search burnout, which begins with enthusiasm and then moves to stagnation, frustration, and finally apathy. In a counseling center for dislocated persons all areas of the self would be covered: spiritual, cultural, intellectual, moral, physical, social, and economic. When nothing is more important than being a success, it is crucial in working with dislocated persons that all areas of the true self be developed. Above all, a counseling center working with these persons must imbed in their clients the ability to look forward to change, to the new person the client is becoming. The pain that overwhelms one is nurturing the inner self. It is necessary to trust the gift of change. (ABL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Anglo-American Conference of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Brunel, West London, June 25-29, 1989).