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.

Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches to Career Counselling in the Workplace

Cognitive and behavioural approaches to career counselling in the workplace

This chapter is designed to help you to:

  • enable clients to maintain motivation and focus within the workplace
  • coach clients in a range of interpersonal techniques including reducing anxiety in social situations and assertiveness
  • help clients identify symptoms of work-related stress and use a range of strategies to counter these
  • teach clients effective time-management skills

Maintaining Motivation

One of the many challenges clients are faced with in the workplace is how to maintain an optimum level of motivation and this task is often regarded as the responsibility of managers within the organisation. But if your client is unable to generate their own enthusiasm and energy, they may severely limit their chances of ...

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