ERIC Number: EJ1160058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Action: A Bridge between Vocational and Mental Health Counselling
Valach, Ladislav; Young, Richard A.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v45 n5 p519-531 2017
A theory of goal-directed action is proposed as a conceptual link between vocational and mental health counselling. Originally emerging from the vocational counselling field, contextual action theory is presented as a critical conceptual link not only between mental health and occupational life but also between counselling practices in these domains. This specific application of goal-directed action to vocational and mental health counselling is addressed by describing counselling as goal-directed action, the five tasks of counselling it invites, and tools for supporting client goals, such as the self-confrontation interview.
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling, Mental Health, Theories, Counseling Techniques, Interviews, Goal Orientation, Counselor Client Relationship
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