ERIC Number: EJ889235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 93
Narrative-Based Career Counseling Perspectives in Times of Change: An Analysis of Strengths and Limitations
Stebleton, Michael J.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v47 n2 p64-78 Jun 2010
There is an ongoing movement in the career development counseling field that focuses on narrative-based approaches. The purposes of this article are to analyze the factors that led to a turn to narrative career counseling, to examine the strengths of narrative, and to outline potential limitations. The literature review examined scholarly work in the career development field. Contributions from other disciplines (e.g., medicine) were integrated to provide complementary perspectives. The author contends that there is an appropriate place for narrative in career and employment counseling. Suggestions for addressing limitations and applications for career and employment counselors are highlighted.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Career Counseling, Counselors, Personal Narratives, Career Development, Economic Change, Job Security, Counselor Training, Counseling Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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