ERIC Number: EJ699662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-1
Existential Considerations for Contemporary Career Counseling
Maglio, Asa-Sophia T.; Butterfield, Lee D.; Borgen, William A.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v42 n2 p75 Jun 2005
This article was written to remind career counselors of the potential depth and subjective impact of both unemployment and employment transitions. An existential framework is used in discussing today's world of work, previous and contemporary career counseling models, existential theory in career counseling, and existential considerations for career counselors. Results from 3 research projects are discussed in light of I. D. Yalom's (1980, 1998) 4 existential themes. Using quotations from participants, the authors move beyond theoretical ideas and underscore the real-life importance of including the individual's larger subjective perspective when engaging in career counseling. Implications for practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Counselors, Unemployment, Career Change, Career Counseling, Theory Practice Relationship, Research Projects
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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