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McMahon, Mary; Watson, Mark – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Career guidance clients are seeking to craft new identities that better position them in their careers. The focus of the present article is on narrative career counselling's potential contribution in providing a meaningful and useful experience for career guidance clients. To illustrate the potential of narrative career counselling, the story…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Career Counseling
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Bimrose, Jenny; McMahon, Mary; Watson, Mark – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
As work and employment transitions become more frequent and difficult, the demand for formal career guidance increases. Women are likely to experience structural labour market disadvantage and may benefit from formal support that is sympathetic to their particular needs. Yet the traditional psychological paradigms that dominate career guidance…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Females, Age, Employment Opportunities
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McMahon, Mary; Watson, Mark; Chetty, Candice; Hoelson, Christopher Norman – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
The present article examines how the five process constructs of reflection, connectedness, meaning making, learning and agency are operationalised in a constructivist approach to career counselling, specifically a storytelling approach. This article reports on an exploratory case study of a Black South African female university student. The case…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Story Telling, Blacks, Undergraduate Students
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McMahon, Mary – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2003
The Australian study reported here gathered information from members of a professional career counseling association about supervision through survey and focus group interviews. The findings revealed that supervision is not widely practiced and that there are varying levels of understanding of and commitment to supervision. (Contains 31…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Training, Foreign Countries, Supervision