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By Mary McMahon

In a altering employment weather and with the expansion of call for for careers suggestions in any respect levels of existence, careers assistance perform has moved from its positivist international view, with the counsellor as specialist and patron as passive responder, to extra holistic ‘constructivist’ ways. In essence, those ways view the occupation as a holistic notion during which paintings and private lifestyles are inextricably intertwined, and people are specialists of their personal lives, actively developing their careers. the 1st to totally discover the constructivist strategy, this ebook: offers a theoretical historical past to constructivism outlines a number of constructivist methods to profession counselling supplies examples of the sensible software of constructivism. crucial for a person interested in occupation assistance wishing to profit extra approximately this very important new procedure, this booklet combines idea with manageable assistance, and represents a brand new path for occupation counselling.

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Lyddon, W. , Clay, A. L. and Sparks, C. L. (2001) ‘Metaphor and change in counselling’. Journal of Counseling and Development, 79, 269–75. McMahon, M. (2003) Life Career Journeys: Reflection, Connection, Meaning and Learning. Australian Association of Career Counsellors Inc. 12th National Conference. Adelaide, Australia. McMahon, M. (2004) An Inn on the Journey to Tomorrow. Building Tomorrow Today – 10th Annual Consultation for Career Development. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. McMahon, M. and Patton, M.

What was it that you liked about that person? What were the characteristics of that person that you admired? How did you feel when you were reading/watching stories involving that person? Were there any things about that person that you did not like? Reflection Working with storytellers 27 wanted a way home, the lion wanted the courage to face things, the tin man wanted a heart so that he could love and be happy and the scarecrow wanted a brain because he didn’t want to be regarded as foolish. Metaphorically, in many ways the needs of our clients are similar to those of Dorothy and her friends – they want to find direction, they want to be taken seriously and not be regarded as foolish, they want the courage to continue their journey and they want to be happy.

Interpretation suggests making sense of something, giving what already exists, for example a “foreign” language, meaning. When applied to behaviour we interpret intentional meaning from that behaviour; we look for intended goals in the action observed or described. A narrative is not the straightforward Usefulness and truthfulness 31 telling of an event but is a re-presentation of the event imbued with meaning from the teller’s perspective. The teller wishes to convey a particular meaning within a certain context, and it is here that the links with identity can be found (Collin and Young, 1992).

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