I had the pleasure last week of writing for the Career Counsellors Chapter blog of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. It's on a topic I'd been thinking about for a long while: what happens when a client tells a traumatic story in the process of narrative career counselling? Here's an excerpt: I’ve heard some … Continue reading Working With Traumatic Stories in Narrative Career Counselling
The Problem With Helping People, Part 2
*Make sure to read part 1!* --- "Okay, so strengths aren't just about being good at something, they're also about how hard you work..." Right. Seems like they've got the main point here, that talent doesn't do much for you if you're not willing to put a lot of effort into it. Seems like we've … Continue reading The Problem With Helping People, Part 2
The Problem With Helping People, Part 1
"I want to help people." I quietly chuckle to myself a little bit every time somebody says it. If only they knew how many times a week I heard those exact words. So, I usually ask them to explain what they mean by 'helping people.' "Hmm. I haven't thought too much about that. I just … Continue reading The Problem With Helping People, Part 1
Career Counselling by the Ghost of Freud
There was a time when going for help or advice regarding your career path looked quite a bit different than it does today. In recognition of the many strides we've taken in the field of career development and career counselling, I decided to call on an old friend for some resume advice the way that … Continue reading Career Counselling by the Ghost of Freud
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