ERIC Number: ED347481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Challenging Troublesome Career Beliefs. ERIC Digest.
Krumboltz, John D.
There are three steps to challenging troublesome career beliefs: identifying the troublesome belief; considering alternative ways to viewing the underlying problem; and taking action incompatible with the troublesome belief. Each of these steps includes techniques which empower clients by providing them with information or enabling them to make their own discoveries. The Career Beliefs Inventory (CBI) (Krumboltz, 1991) allows counselors to open up important areas typically ignored in traditional forms of career counseling, e.g., ways of responding to the possibility of failure. Counseling techniques to help clients consider alternative views include: reframing the problem; countering a troublesome belief; defining a manageable problem; using humor for perspective; and discovering disconfirming evidence. Techniques to help clients take action include: roleplaying; cognitive practicing; and behavioral practicing. (ABL)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Career Counseling, Careers, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.