ERIC Number: ED535165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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More than a Job: Helping Your Teenagers Find Success
Lapan, Richard T.
National Career Development Association
The teen years are an excellent time to start thinking about a potential career and to investigate all of the different opportunities available. Motivating adolescents to become actively engaged in their own career development is not always easy, but this book makes it fun. Written for parents, school counselors, and counselors in private practice who work with adolescents. More Than a Job provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan to help teenagers prepare for their future educational and career goals. Lapan's TEAM (Targets, Examples, Assessments, Mutual Actions) approach uses a series of exercises and activities for teens and adults to do together that identify strengths and areas of concern, foster clear communication and interpersonal skills, enhance self-esteem, and increase resiliency and independence in adolescents so that they are able to work toward successful and rewarding careers. These exercises not only promote serious career exploration through behavioral targets and goal formation, they also build a trusting, supportive, and caring working alliance between teenagers and adults. Real-life examples and assessment instruments are included to further enhance career planning.
Descriptors: Career Development, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development, Motivation Techniques, Textbook Content, Academic Aspiration, Occupational Aspiration, Comprehensive Guidance, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Materials, Group Counseling, Career Counseling, Career Planning, Information Seeking, Information Skills, Individual Counseling, Developmental Studies Programs
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Counselors
Authoring Institution: National Career Development Association (NCDA)