>Parallel sessions 7
Parallel sessions 7

Keynote workshops

4 of the keynote speakers agreed to propose a special workshop to allow for more discussions and interactions with the attendees.

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Friday 13 Sep 2019

Workshop 7.1

Active Engagement in Action

Norman AmundsonPlenary room

In this presentation Dr. Amundson will be highlighting some of the key concepts and practices from his latest anniversary edition of “Active Engagement”. The interventions that will be demonstrated have all been evaluated through various research projects. Some of the techniques that will be explored include: Walking the Problem, Story Wheels, Two and Three Chair Decision Making, the Metaphor Making Card Sort, Workplace Attractors, and the Exploration and Extension of Metaphors. These interventions have broad application and have proven themselves to be effective in a variety of individual and group counselling settings.

University of British Columbia, Canada
Workshop 7.1
Fri 14:00 - 15:15
active engagement, hope-action approach, metaphors, workshop,

Workshop 7.2

The Question is the Answer: The Cultural Preparedness Approach to Assessment for Career Guidance

Gideon ArulmaniB1.02 Bohemia

An important proportion of the engagement between a career counsellor and a client focuses on bringing together information that would sharpen self-awareness for effective career decision making. The methods used to collect and organise this information could be influenced by the philosophic and theoretical models to which the career counsellor is committed. The rationale underlying methods of assessment and measurement have been the subject of extensive debate and the field has differentiated into the quantitative (psychometric) and the qualitative (non-psychometric) positions. Methods of assessment that are not culturally relevant to a given population could, albeit unintentionally, become agents of marginalisation and exclusion. However when an assessment technique draws upon context and lived experience it can become a powerful tool for inclusion and empowerment.
This workshop presents a brief critique of assessment methodology and demonstrates the Strengths and Accomplishments Questionnaire (SAQ), which takes a blended approach to assessment for career guidance, based on the cultural preparedness model. Participants will have a chance to experiment with the method and consider how it could be adapted to their contexts.

The Promise Foundation, India
Workshop 7.2
Fri 14:00 - 15:15
assessment, culture, inclusion, workshop,

Workshop 7.3

Participating in integrative qualitative-quantitative career construction counselling in a group-based context

Kobus MareeB1.03 Moravia

It is common knowledge that career counselling is no longer regarded merely as an intervention aimed at advising people on matters such as finding an optimal fit between their traits and the requirements of a certain job. Instead, today, the primary aim of career counselling is to elicit people’s ‘stories’ through qualitative/storied assessment and their ‘scores’ through ‘testing’. Used integratively, these stories and scores can be drawn on to help people clarify their preferred interests, attributes, and strivings related to their career-life tasks and also their key career-life themes. Activities linked to certain life tasks can be planned jointly by counsellors and their clients and merged in relation to their key life themes to form career-life projects. This promotes the development of people’s career life-themes and enhances their career adaptability, career resilience, employability, and career agility – ultimately, improving their chances of designing purposeful lives.
In this workshop, by building on self- and career construction theory, life design counselling theory and by promoting reflection and reflexivity, participants will be helped in a group context to integrate their own ‘stories’ (outcomes obtained from completing the Career Interest Profile, a qualitative career counselling instrument that enables career counsellors to identify clients’ interests, areas for development, and major career-life themes) and their ‘scores’ (the outcomes of completing the Maree Career Matrix, a twofold quantitative measure of career interests and self-estimates of confidence in aptitudes to follow certain careers). Participants’ skills in career counselling will be raised to a level that is more contemporary, holistic, and contextualised.

University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Workshop 7.3
Fri 14:00 - 15:15
career construction, group context, Maree Career Matrix, workshop,