Ideas for Career Practitioners: Celebrating Excellence in Career Practice

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Mary McMahon, Wendy Patton
Australian Academic Press, 2015 - Education - 274 pages
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Presenting a smorgasboard of 48 ideas from over 50 experienced career practitioners, researchers and theoreticians from six countries, this book is an essential resource for everyday work in the career guidance field, including counselling, programs, assessment and education. Practical activities, instruments, methodologies, reviews and ideas are presented in an easy-to-read format suitable for a range of client groups including adults, adolescents, primary aged children, rural and remote communities, and indigenous populations.Topics include:• Vocational assessment and counselling• Career exploration amongst rural disadvantaged children• Entrepreneurship for university students• Identifying skills• Career insight in higher education• Using narrative with clients in remote areas• Resilience with youth in high risk settings• ACT techniques in career contexts• Organising career fairs• Self-directed work search• Career transition• Structured mentoring for girls• Medico-legal vocational assessment

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About the author (2015)

Mary McMahon is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Queensland. Her particular interests are the career development of children and adolescents, and the application of constructivist approaches to career counselling and assessment. She is especially interested in qualitative career assessment. Mary is the author of a number of books, book chapters, and refereed journal articles.

Wendy Patton Professor Wendy Patton is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology. She has published extensively in the area of career development, including articles, book chapters, conference papers, and a number of co-authored book and co-edited books. She is currently on the editorial advisory boards of a number of national and international career development journals and the Series Editor of the Career Development Series with Sense Publishers.

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