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ERIC Number: EJ891424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Systemic Influences on Career Development: Assisting Clients to Tell Their Career Stories
McMahon, Mary L.; Watson, Mark B.
Career Development Quarterly, v56 n3 p280-288 Mar 2008
A challenge for career theory informed by constructivism is how to apply it in practice. This article describes a career counseling intervention based on the constructivist Systems Theory Framework (STF) of career development and the qualitative career assessment instrument derived from it, the My System of Career Influences (MSCI; M. McMahon, W. Patton, & M. Watson, 2005a, 2005b; M. McMahon, M. Watson, & W. Patton, 2005) refection process. The article provides an overview of the STF, describes the MSCI, and illustrates the application of the MSCI in a counseling process with an adolescent. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A