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ERIC Number: ED352590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 18
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When and Why Do Counselors Use Personal and Career Counseling: An Integrative Model.
D'Andrea, Michael
This article outlines three different counseling approaches which counselors typically use to promote clients' career development. These include the trait-factor, client-centered, and the developmental approaches to career counseling. The trait-factor approach is described as having the overall goal to help clients accurately assess their own skills and interests in order that they might choose a compatible occupation or career. The client-centered approach is described as emphasizing the importance of dealing with clients' personal problems and concerns as they are viewed as the major obstacles to making meaningful and satisfying career choices. The developmental approach is described as one in which counselors usually provide both career guidance and personal counseling services in their work with clients depending on their developmental needs. It is noted that each model places a different level of emphasis on the amount of time and energy practitioners are encouraged to provide for career guidance versus personal counseling services with clients. The paper discusses Hawaii's Jobs Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program, which integrated aspects of all three of these model's in such a way as to effectively promote the personal and career development of poor women living in Hawaii. The components of the program and the women it served are described. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii