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.

Ethical Issues

Ethical issues

This chapter is designed to help you to:

  • reflect on issues of diversity and the extent to which your cultural identity shapes your perception of others
  • gain an understanding of the principles governing client confidentiality and their importance within the client–practitioner relationship
  • learn essential steps for managing client risk
  • integrate CBT methods within your professional practice to develop an effective working alliance with clients

Respecting and Appreciating Diversity and Working towards Impartiality

Pause for a moment and reflect on how your view of the world is influenced by your own specific cultural identity, gender, ethnicity, sexuality and religious or non-religious values. You may consider yourself to be open-minded and impartial, but your perspective will undoubtedly be influenced by these factors. The CBT model allows us to see that ...

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