Story telling, career assessment and career counselling

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Narrative and storied approaches to career counselling have become more prominent in recent decades. This article presents a case study of a Xhosa-speaking woman who presented for career counselling in a South African higher education career service. It describes how career assessment can be incorporated into a story telling approach to career counselling in order to facilitate an holistic exploration of an individual client's career situation. The My System of Career Influences (MSCI) (Adult) reflection process and a career values card sort were utilized within a career counselling...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Students; Higher education; Research

Keywords: Career counselling; Career counsellor; Career guidance; Student interests; Career planning; Case study

Geographic subjects: Africa; South Africa

Published: [Pretoria, South Africa]: Unisa Press for Higher Education South Africa, 2012

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Journal volume: 26

Journal number: 4

Journal date: 2012

Pages: pp. 729-741

ISSN: 1011-3487

Statement of responsibility: M. McMahon, M. Watson, C. Chetty and C. Hoelson

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 111.459

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