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ERIC Number: EJ797603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1038-4162
Managing the Presence of Personal Issues in Career Counselling: Using Transactional Analysis with Possible Selves
Parkin, Fran; Plimmer, Geoff
Australian Journal of Career Development, v13 n1 p7-14 Aut 2004
Research indicates that career counsellors who integrate a client's personal issues into career counselling are rated more highly in terms of effective outcomes (Kirschner, Hoffman & Hill, 1994; Nevo, 1990). The challenge is how to address the personal and feeling component of clients' lives within career counselling contexts, where there is limited time and money. This paper presents a working solution. It argues for the use of the possible selves construct, as a framework for career counsellors to work with their clients in the processes of career development, and transactional analysis as a framework for the processes of career counselling. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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