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ERIC Number: EJ1118236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Negotiating Professional and Personal Biographies in a Liquid World: Creating Space for Reflexive Innovation in Career Counselling
Reid, Hazel; West, Linden
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v44 n5 p562-575 2016
This paper explores the constraints to innovative, creative and reflexive careers counselling in an uncertain neo-liberal world. We draw on previously reported research into practitioners' use of a narrative model for career counselling interviews in England and a Europe-wide auto/biographical narrative study of non-traditional learners in universities. The latter draws on a number of narrative interviews with an asylum seeker, to debate whether such a way of working with people, "in a clinical style", offers contextualised insight into people's struggles to construct a career and a methodology for doing so. The paper also examines the difficulties of creating a "good enough" professional, psychosocial space for experimentation with creative approaches in a marketised guidance world, where more is expected from less.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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