Career Analysis : Career Counseling

1276 Words Oct 12th, 2015 6 Pages
Career Counseling Theory
It appears that the most appropriate model of career counseling would depend on how much insight the client has, their stage of development, their age and cultural background, and their career and developmental maturity. All of an individuals life experiences, their personal and career goals and aspirations for the present and future will affect their choices regarding career development. There are differing opinions on which factors play the most important role in career development. For the purpose of this paper I will focus on Donald Super’s developmental theory, as well as his life-span, life-stage model, and integrate narrative career counseling that has proven effective in my own personal career choices. Narrative career counseling helped me narratively construct my career decisions through my knowledge, experiences and what I found to be meaningful. The process of narrative counseling includes clients revealing facts about their past and present career development, and their design for the future (Hughs, Gibbons & Mynatt, 2012). Evaluating how a client interacts with their environment and choices made, narrative career counseling is an active approach to learn about them through these interactions. The client’s story, or narrative, usually begins with a difficult situation or transition, and leads into the middle stage that includes obstacles preventing a move forward toward their goal and the instruments that can be utilized to reach their…
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