(PPTX, Unknown) - Tennessee Career Development

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Allie Rhinehart, M.A.


Justina Farley, B.A.


Tiffany Brooks, M.S.


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


* Career is one part of the whole person.

* The 21 st century job market is fluid, as is a person’s vocational personality. * A holistic framework addresses multiple aspects of an individual’s personality, as well as any apprehensions he or she may have about finding a place in the world of work.

(Savickas, 2011) * Reid (2005) insists narrative theory must be embraced to ensure successful career counseling in the 21 st century.



Narrative Theory

* Shifts from objective measures * Provides a more holistic, subjective, and positivistic approach * Encompasses the importance of self-reflection (Maxwell, 2007) *

Narrative Interventions

* Help counselors understand an individual’s personal story * Facilitate the creation of a client’s career * Assist in altering client’s story (Savickas, 2005) *

* Traditional trait-factor approaches do not take into account the complexity of career behavior (Bujold, 2004). * Many career researchers and practitioners embrace narrative approaches. *

* Offer college students a place for self-exploration.

* Promote an increased knowledge base regarding educational programs and the world of work. * Improve decision-making skills * Development of self-awareness * Understanding of majors

(Kelly & Pulver, 2003)


* Discussion vs. Lecture * Personal Reflections * Experiential Activities * Partner and Group Processing * Technology * PowerPoint, Prezi, Videos, Internet * Guest Speakers * Individual Appointments *

* Life Circle * Timeline * Values Reflection * Card sort * Final Integrative Reflection * Dream Job Activity * Prompts * What piece of your SII results can be a part of your career story?

* Future Career Autobiography (FCA) *

* * Qualitative tool * Personal and career motives, values, and direction * Purpose: * To measure change or lack of change in an individual’s occupational narrative over time * To assess for career intervention effectiveness (Rehfuss, 2009)

* “Write a brief paragraph about where you hope to be in life and what you hope to be doing occupationally in 5 years after graduating from college.” *

* Goal: * Empower individuals to be the narrator of their career story * Examine their current and future values/commitments * More research/practice is needed (Rehfuss & Di Fabio, 2012) *

* Promote storytelling by asking leading questions and identifying themes * Raise client awareness of themes and unresolved issues * Help client construct a career to fit themes and address issues * Promote career adaptability *

* Measure the effectiveness of career exploration courses for undergraduate students * Identify students with continued needs for career counseling * Opportunities to offer post course interventions to students identified as having no change *