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.

Reflective Practice and Using Assessment and Self-Help Tools

Reflective practice and using assessment and self-help tools

This chapter is designed to help you to:

  • understand the relevance of reflective practice and evidence-based practice in relation to evaluating the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural approaches
  • familiarise yourself with the revised cognitive therapy scale (CTS-R) and use it to evaluate your use of cognitive behavioural approaches
  • understand Kolb's experiential learning cycle and apply and use it as part of your reflective practice
  • use the wheel of life with clients to assess their current levels of success and satisfaction in various domains
  • measure progress throughout the course of your work with clients by plotting increased success and satisfaction within each of the client's chosen domains
  • help clients to identify personal values and signature strengths by using ...
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