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Allan, Graham; Moffett, Janet – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper explores the extent to which students on a vocational postgraduate programme identify with characteristics and competences that define a professional career guidance and counselling practitioner. Literature suggests professionalism in careers work is characterised by a focus on the needs of the client with the practitioner in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professionalism, Career Guidance, Career Counseling
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Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper explores the views of a group of career development practitioners undertaking a postgraduate qualification as a form of continuing professional development (CPD). It offers insights into how these practitioners perceive and view different forms of CPD. A case study methodology was adopted to gather examples of the CPD activities…
Descriptors: Career Development, Classification, Professional Continuing Education, Graduate Study
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Kettunen, Jaana; Sampson, James P., Jr.; Vuorinen, Raimo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This article reports findings from a phenomenographic investigation into career practitioners' understanding of competency for social media in career services. Sixteen Danish and Finnish practitioners with experience using social media in career services were interviewed in focus groups. Competency for social media in career services was conceived…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Interviews
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Neary, Siobhan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
Careers advisers in the UK have experienced significant change and upheaval within their professional practice. This research explores the role of postgraduate-level professional development in contributing to professional identity. The research utilises a case study approach and adopts multiple tools to provide an in-depth examination of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Self Concept, Graduate Study, Professional Development
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Mulvey, Rachel – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
This article reflects on the construct and practice of continuing professional development (CPD) and its significance for the professional careers workforce. The article presents the idea of the CPD triad and considers how professional bodies, employers and individuals can each benefit from a practitioner's ongoing commitment to continuing…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Career Guidance, Lifelong Learning, Competence
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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
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Killeen, John; Kidd, Jennifer M. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1995
Considers criticisms made in the previous article including the failure to define "applied science," inaccuracy in reporting study results, incorrect use of terminology, and ignoring certain relevant areas of literature. Explores possible motivations for the attacks. (RB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Theories, Counselor Role, Counselor Training
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Graham, Barbara – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1994
Describes mentoring as a support mechanism for trainees undertaking new in-service professional qualifications for the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (UK). Presents the selection procedure for mentors, the process of matching them with trainees, the regional network for induction training and support, and the documentation…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Training, Counselors, Graduate Students
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Bimrose, Jenny; Bayne, Rowan – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1995
The Employment Department's invitation to bid for pilot programs for work-based competency training represents a contrast to off-the-job academic training. Informed debate and empirical findings would contribute to the constructive management of these changes. However, Kidd et al.'s research on careers officers' use of theory in guidance…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Theories, Counselor Role, Counselor Training