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Reid, Hazel; West, Linden – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper explores the constraints to innovative, creative and reflexive careers counselling in an uncertain neo-liberal world. We draw on previously reported research into practitioners' use of a narrative model for career counselling interviews in England and a Europe-wide auto/biographical narrative study of non-traditional learners in…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Biographies, Neoliberalism, Interviews
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Sprlak, Tomas – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The lifelong learning system in the Czech Republic and Slovakia share some common traits: traditional model with the dominant role of the initial education, low participation rates, lack of incentives and fragmentation. The results of the narrative research on 15 low-skilled persons demonstrated that negative attitudes towards education are often…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Negative Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Maree, Jacobus Gideon – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
This article reports on the value of career construction counselling (CCC) with a gay person. The participant was selected purposively, with the selection criteria calling for a mid-career woman who had sought career counselling. The intervention involved administration of the "Career Construction Interview" (CCI) and the creation of a…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Homosexuality, Females
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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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Young, Richard A.; Domene, Jose F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
After identifying historical and current problems in career counselling research, we propose a research agenda based on contextual action theory. This theory has been used as a framework for research in the career field and for general counselling practice. It is advantageous for several reasons including its conceptual basis, its detailed…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Identification, Models
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Reid, Hazel; West, Linden – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
We report in this article on the second phase of an in-depth project examining practitioners' use of a narrative model for 1-1 career guidance interviews in England, derived from the work of Mark Savickas. Using biographical narrative interviews, we explored the impact and constraints experienced by eight practitioner participants when engaging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Experiential Learning
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Collin, Audrey – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2001
Presents an interview with Mark Savickas, a major figure in the North American career field and recipient of the "Eminent Career Award" by the National Career Development Association. Discusses his professional influences and his impressions on the future of the career counseling field. (Contains 17 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Interviews, Personal Narratives, Professional Development
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Cannon, David – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Highlights some of the pitfalls people face when trying to learn from "things gone wrong" by examining failures and setbacks recalled by a diverse sample of artists, athletes, and business people. Concludes that people often hold distorted interpretations of life's disappointments, underscoring the need for informed guidance. (RJM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Case Studies