ERIC Number: ED344128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
A Wellness Approach to Career Counseling on the College Campus.
Floerchinger, Debra S.; Young, Kelvin E.
"Wellness" is a widely used term to describe a participative process through which the individual becomes aware of and makes choices toward a more successful or healthy existence. Many colleges and universities have utilized wellness philosophies or models in a variety of areas. The wellness model serves as an outline for decision making in which the student asks a series of questions within each of the six dimensions--social, occupational, spiritual, physical, intellectual, and emotional--of Hettler's (1980) model. During a counseling or advising contact the outline is explained and discussed. The student is then given a copy of the inventory to carry along on job interviews, and finally, the student may choose to make a follow-up appointment with the counselor or advisor to discuss perceptions of the person-environment fit of each particular job opportunity. It is important for the professional and student to recognize that lifestyles are unique and personal. There is no single model for wellness which will identify the needs and values of all individuals. It is never too early to start making decisions which will be beneficial to one's physical and mental health. Career decisions can influence every other aspect of one's life, and are thus vitally important to the wellness concept. (LLL)
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