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Praise for the First Edition: 'For those of you who wonder if the counselling approach is of much use for career guidance, this book should be informative. The importance of working with insight into client feelings is exemplified by insights into the need to address and work through feelings so that blocks to career interest and good decision-making can be overcome... The book outlines basic counselling skills and more complex ones and many straightforward exercises; ways of generating career options; career drivers and satisfiers; decision-making exercises; and guidelines for investigating careers... This text has made me more aware of the importance of thinking in terms of counselling and group counselling in the work I do relating to careers' - Guidance Matters Career counselling is often ...

Using Tests, Questionnaires and Occupational Information
Using tests, questionnaires and occupational information

This chapter is divided into two sections. We will begin by looking at ways in which the timely and sensitive use of psychometric tests and other questionnaires (covering, for example, aptitudes, occupational interests, career ‘drivers’ and personality) can significantly assist the process of career counselling. The counsellor and client can still operate in a collaborative mode, using tests and other assessment exercises as resources to stimulate discussion and to develop the client's own self-understanding. Initial contracting will have ensured, as far as possible, that clients understand this use of questionnaires.

In the second section we examine the role that occupational information can play. We believe that career counsellors should not be expert providers of occupational ...

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