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ERIC Number: ED480498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
All the World's a Stage: Using Theatre in Career Counseling.
Bechtold, Patricia
As the world has evolved during the past century, so has the nature of career counseling. In the past, the profession focused predominantly on a directive and assessment-driven approach to career development that favored matching clients with the "right" job in order to facilitate their occupational decisions. In recent years, however, numerous voices have championed a broader view of career development that is more holistic in nature and supports a kaleidoscope of new ideas. At the core of these ideas is an awareness that career counseling can and should be more creative in nature. This chapter introduces the applications of theatre techniques and metaphors to individual and group career counseling. It lays the foundation for this topic by first discussing how drama has historically been used in the helping professions, then moves on to exploring how drama-based interventions and metaphors can be integrated into alternative and holistic approaches to career counseling. (GCP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Global Realities: Celebrating Our Differences, Honoring Our Connections; see CG 032 572.