Career Counseling Over Time
In Career Counseling Over Time, Mark L. Savickas demonstrates this narrative approach to vocational counseling. This approach, which is based on career construction theory, focuses on how a client creates the meaning of his or her life. Using a series of simple questions designed to get clients to tell stories about themselves, the therapist highlights themes in these stories that illuminate what each client values as meaningful. In the final session, the therapist and client work together to apply these values and personality traits in a search for a fulfilling career paths.
In these two three-session sets, Dr. Savickas works with two men in their 20s. The first client, although nearly finished with a degree in computer science, has many other interests and is unsure about what his life path should be. The second client, a former Marine working as a carpenter, would like to find a type of work more compatible with his skills.
Each set of three sessions shows a full course of career counseling, from assessment through exploration and resolution, making this DVD an essential introduction to this approach.