ERIC Number: EJ889236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Infusing Systems Thinking into Career Counseling
Ryan, Charles W.; Tomlin, James H.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v47 n2 p79-85 Jun 2010
This study examined the role of career counselors in infusing systems thinking into occupational advising. The authors conducted a qualitative review and analysis of selected literature on systems thinking and analyzed trends for adaptation to career counseling practice. This analysis suggests that career counselors need to infuse systems approaches into professional practice, for example, use of systems language that assists the client in exploring career plans. The authors also identified various new right-brain directed thinking approaches (Pink, 2006; Shutt, 2008) for use in career counseling sessions. Results and implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Counselors, Career Counseling, Systems Approach, Role, Qualitative Research, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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