Career Development and Employment Counseling

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #602, Room 210A, Table 2
Narrative Career Insights: Using Career Genograms with Exploratory Students
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Cassandra A. Storlie, Rob McKinney         
Using grounded theory methodology, the purpose of this study was to deeply investigate the narratives of 16 exploratory students and their use of career genograms in helping them understand their own career construction journey. Salient themes influencing the students’ exploration in their career paths will be illuminated. Implications for college and career counseling will be provided.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #627, Room 210A, Table 2
Using Digital Media To Voice Self-Stories That Clarify Career Direction and Commitment
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Mark C. Rehfuss         
Technology can be incredibly useful in helping individuals to tell and clarify their self-stories. This roundtable will demonstrate how favorite digital media or web videos can be used to foster identity development related to career direction and commitment. Those present will understand the background of this technique and learn how to use it with clients. Attendees also will have the opportunity to practice using this technique to explore their own stories, and they will be informed of typical barriers and how to overcome them.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Program ID #631, Room 210A, Table 1
Roundtable Discussion on Transition to Retirement for Older Adults
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Jonathan Lent         
In 2010 the U.S. began an 18-year period where 77 million people (the age group commonly referred to as the “baby boomers”) will reach the age where they may choose to leave the workforce. Counselors will be called on to help individuals navigate the transition from full-time work to either phased or full retirement. This roundtable will present one model for assisting clients and will provide the opportunity for attendees to share ideas and discuss salient strategies to this life transition.

 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #661, Room 210A, Table 1
The Intentional Selection of Making a Decision That Works for Life and Living
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Vincent Dwayne  Hinton         
The decision to select a career can be an overwhelming experience. This roundtable is designed to explore the career thoughts of individuals and how it influences their life and living, with practical strategies and interventions to support their journey.