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.

Supporting Clients in Education

Supporting clients in education

This chapter is designed to help you to:

  • gain an understanding of emotional intelligence and its role within education
  • obtain an overview of recent developments within career counselling and coaching in educational settings
  • help students to complete a barriers, thoughts, feelings, actions (BTFA) evaluation
  • obtain commitment by completing a cost and benefit analysis (CBA) with students
  • teach students problem-solving skills
  • help students to complete a solutions, thoughts, feelings, actions (STFA) blueprint
  • use metaphors to help students develop resilience

The Role of Emotional Intelligence (EI) within Education

As we have mentioned previously, Daniel Goleman has influenced the world of psychology with his seminal work Emotional Intelligence (1996) and the concept of EI has also influenced educational policy in both the US and the UK. This is because research ...

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