Are you a career counsellor or coach in need of a new skills set to help meet the challenges of supporting clients?

This book is for you. It is the first to combine the theory & practice of CBT with career counselling, presenting cognitive & behavioural approaches to help clients think & act more effectively in challenging situations in order to obtain their goals. Providing clear, practical strategies & a wealth of materials that can be used with clients in one-to-one or group settings, the book introduces: theory of cognitive & behavioural psychological approaches within the context of career counselling; motivational techniques to help clients succeed at interview; how to help clients make effective vocational/educational choices & excel in the workplace; professional issues i.e., assessment tools, ethical issues, evaluation; self-management, using CBT techniques on yourself.

This is essential reading for trainees studying for a careers guidance qualification, as well as CBT trainees wishing to go on to career counselling.

Enabling Clients to Succeed at Interview

Enabling clients to succeed at interview

This chapter is designed to help you to:

  • develop a formulation of your client's challenges in relation to their forthcoming interview using both the 5-areas and ABC models
  • teach clients to use the ‘as if’ technique to manage anxiety and prepare for interview more effectively
  • teach clients a relaxation and breathing technique to feel calm before and during the interview
  • use the ‘worry tree’ to encourage clients to adopt a problem-solving approach to concerns they experience prior to interview
  • coach clients in taking control of their attention at will
  • become proficient in the use of a pre-interview visualisation technique with clients
  • provide clients with useful advice on practising effective sleep hygiene prior to interview

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