ERIC Number: ED480524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Narrative Journal: Blending Old Theories with New Techniques.
Hirschbein, Lee Walker
In today's world, technology, bureaucracy, and budgetary matters often create an impersonal, stressful situation for career practitioners. Practitioners wonder if there is ever enough time to establish the empathetic, congruent relationship that is necessary to be helpful with clients. This paper suggests adding a level of interpretative analysis to the trait-factor assessment process by including dramaturgical based techniques to incorporate narrative analysis in the process. This paper describes how dramaturgical analysis revises familiar concepts of personal identity and socialization and suggests a simple method for incorporating dramaturgical analysis into the career counseling process by using job interview questions to generate written and oral narratives. (Contains 15 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Theories, Counselor Client Relationship, Identification (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship, Personal Narratives, Socialization
In: Global Realities: Celebrating Our Differences, Honoring Our Connections; see CG 032 572.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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