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Introduction to Career Counselling & Coaching

Introduction to Career Counselling & Coaching

  • Hazel Reid - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

October 2015 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A practical introduction for those training in the field of career development, career counselling and career coaching, this book will take your students through established and emerging theory and the different contexts in which career work takes place introducing the key skills, techniques and models they’ll need. Professional issues such as the use of digital technologies highlight the contemporary context of careers work and all of this is brought to life through engaging case studies and reflective questions, highlighting the practical applications of what is being learnt.

What do we mean by career?
Career coaching and career mentoring
Established theories of career decision making
Counselling theories to inform career counselling and coaching practice
New and emerging approaches
Using narrative approaches in career counselling and career coaching
Working with diversity
Career development in organisations
Models for structuring career conversations
Developing skills and techniques for career counselling and coaching
Supporting career learning and development in a range of contexts
Using digital technologies and creative approaches in careers work
Becoming a critically reflective practitioner

Hazel Reid has produced an authoritative and timely review of careers education and guidance counselling – pulling together several strands of new knowledge and understanding in a style that is well-balanced and easily accessible.

Michelle Stewart
Course Director, Careers Guidance, London South Bank University

Teasing out the similarities and differences between the two activities of career counselling and career coaching is a bold, and welcome, step.

Jenny Bimrose
Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

This book is highly engaging and well written – it will meet the needs of both practitioners and trainees at a time when the field of career counselling and coaching is becoming increasingly dynamic.

Steve Sheward
Career Counsellor and Senior CBT Therapist working in the NHS

The author has embarked on fulfilling an ambitious brief, and produced a useful practical introductory handbook. Theory and practice are interwoven throughout, in a way that will make sense to both the novice and the more experienced reader, whether they describe themselves as career coaches, career advisers, careers guidance professionals or career consultants. A number of useful models are clearly presented and the chapters dealing on practical skills and approaches will be particularly helpful to trainees in the field

John Kirwan
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice

A useful introduction to career counselling and coaching, particularly for its explanations of important theories and for those studying the subject as an academic discipline. The book’s clear and authoritative explanations, particularly the theories and narrative approaches, give students the core comprehensive introduction that the book aims for.

Ian McIntosh
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice

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