ERIC Number: EJ798843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
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Archetypal Narratives in Career Counselling: A Chaos Theory Application
Pryor, Robert G. L.; Bright, Jim E. H.
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v8 n2 p71-82 Jul 2008
This paper seeks to extend previous work on narrative career counselling by considering the role of plot within clients' narratives. Seven archetypal narratives derived from the work of Booker (2004) are introduced that represent systems of meaning to provide insight into how individuals interpret their experience. These plots can be understood within the Chaos Theory of Careers (CTC) in terms of the attractors contained within the client narratives. Identifying the plots provides new insights into the nature of career development difficulties and how client stories may be reformulated.
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