Career Development and Employment Counseling

Career Development and Employment Counseling


Friday, March 28
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

NCDA Day of Learning
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Multicultural and International Counseling Academy
Program ID #111, Room 324
Career Development Concerns for Women: A Primer for Counselors

60-Minute Session
Lauren Pasquarella Daley 
Women earn more than half of the country’s college degrees but are lagging behind their male counterparts in the workplace, facing issues such as sexism, the leadership gap, and the pay gap on the job. How do these issues influence women’s career decision-making processes and how do we as counselors help our women clients work through them in career counseling? Learn about research and trends related to women in the workplace, discuss how these career concerns may present in career counseling sessions for clients, and practice interventions based on Pryor & Bright’s (2005) Chaos Theory of Careers that address these career concerns for our women (and men) clients.


Friday, March 28
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

NECA Day of Learning: Wellness in the Workplace
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Program ID #113, Room 323A
Boomers: Recession = 3 R's - Retirement, Rewriting and Reinvention

60-Minute Session
Carolyn A. Greer 
Baby Boomers have led the parade for changes in our society. The economic recession created major changes in the world as the Boomers know it. The economic and employment picture has drasticly changed. What is ahead for the largest portion of our population? How will a changing population impact the total economy of the U.S. and possibly the world?


Friday, March 28
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NCDA Day of Learning
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Program ID #134, Room 324
Providing Career Hope in Uncertain Times: What We Know That Is Working

90-Minute Session
Rich Feller 
This session will provide proven models, techniques, and insights to help private practice and clients over 16 make accelerated career exploration and transition decisions. Easy-to-use techniques, metaphors, and post-session assignments will be demonstrated. The presenter will introduce the free "Life Reimaged" map and on-line support as well as share takeaways to support adults and postsecondary-aged students.


Friday, March 28
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NECA Day of Learning: Wellness in the Workplace
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #136, Room 323A
The Business of Career Development: Branding Our Image, Building Our Network, Broadening Our Career Services

90-Minute Session
Sue E. Pressman, Carolyn Kalil, Karol Taylor 
Three successful career development business owners will present how they have transformed the skills and resources that counselors use everyday to establish and grow their businesses. Learn about the "inner hero" within you through Kalil’s personality assessment, Pressman’s "client-focused" job search toolkit, and Taylor’s "up-to-date" federal job search guidebooks, and how to get to the next level with your private practice or business. Each of them will discuss how they made decisions on their business structure, branding, products, and slightly different niche market. Join us for a dynamic presentation to learn how business is being generated, who business is being generated with, and from where sources of business revenue are being generated.


Friday, March 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

NCDA Day of Learning
Human Development Across the Lifespan Academy
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Program ID #158, Room 324
A Map for Navigating Uncertainty in Life and Work
90-Minute Session
Carol A. Vecchio, Heather Zeng 
The 21st-century world of work is a confusing, overwhelming place. The old rules of how we live our lives and navigate the chaos have not as yet been rewritten. Learn a unique and practical “map” of how to traverse this confusion. By examining the natural internal process of self-discovery and using available energy, a person finds meaning and insight into his or her transitions. This is then translated externally to make life and career decisions and take appropriate actions. This universal, cross-cultural model of change is based on a 2011 VISTAS published article evaluated as exemplary by the raters and the book The Time Between Dreams. Be introduced to the “map” that will shake your world and help you be even more effective in your work with clients.


Friday, March 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

AADA Day of Learning
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Creativity in Counseling Academy
Program ID #159, Room 302A-B
Creative Career Counseling Interventions for Clients Across the Lifespan

90-Minute Session
Suzanne E. Degges-White, Wendy Killam, Rebecca E. Michel, Diane Dryja 
In this Sessionwe provide a lifespan approach to career counseling and offer innovative ideas and creative techniques for counselors to use to energize the work they do with clients. We will share new ideas for working with clients from across the lifespan from the transition out of high school to older adulthood.


Friday, March 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

NECA Day of Learning: Wellness in the Workplace
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Wellness Academy
Program ID #160, Room 323A
Wellness in the Workplace: Fixing the Future

90-Minute Session, Advanced
Michael C. Lazarchick 
Hear the latest best facts on change in the workforce. What is emerging in response to the economic downturn? How is the labor market evolving? What are the trends? Where are the jobs? How do counselors make money and help their clients find success? Learn the essential ingredients of a successful 21st century job search and the art of creating web presence. Expect an interactive, lively discussion. We will entertain you while translating complex issues into an easy-to-understand format, and weaving the presentation around the concept of Wellness in the Workplace and innovative approaches to fixing the 21st-century labor market.


Friday, March 28
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NCDA Day of Learning
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Program ID #179, Room 324
Tech-Savvy Career Counseling

60-Minute Session
Debra S. Osborn, Jane Tyler Finklea, Julia F. Kronholz, Anastasia Maria Cantonis 
To be effective, today’s career service providers must be tech savvy. Technology and specifically social media have transformed the way our clients access and use information as well as connect with others. How career practitioners can use technology in their interventions to enhance the career decision-making and job-search strategies of clients, and the use of social media to extend or enhance career service delivery, are the foci of this session. Presented through the lens of cognitive information processing theory, the discussion will increase your knowledge of how specific technological tools (e.g., websites, social media, applications) can aid in the career counseling and job-search process.


Friday, March 28
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NECA Day of Learning: Wellness in the Workplace
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Program ID #181, Room 323A
Follow Your Inner Heroes™ to the Work You Love

60-Minute Session
Carolyn Kalil 
As Bob Dylan said, “the times they are a-changin,” and so are we. In recent history we’ve gone from typewriters to computers, phone booths to cell phones, and cassette tapes to MP3s. Personality assessments also have moved on. Instead of a color metaphor for personality types as with the popular True Colors, a more current approach capitalizes on an “inner hero” theme. Why Inner Heroes™? Today’s blockbuster movies and TV shows are all about heroes. Most of us have or had heroes with traits we admire, and we are all heroes in our own unique way. Learn about the new Inner Heroes™ system by taking the assessment. The names for the four Inner Heroes™ are Helper, Thinker, Planner, and Doer, replacing the four colors.


Saturday, March 29
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Creativity in Counseling Academy
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Program ID #204, Room 316C
Using YouTube and GrooveShark to Explore Individuals Narratives Related to Life and Career

60-Minute Session
Mark Rehfuss, Kevin Glavin 
Narrative counselors recognize that expanding and enhancing individuals self-stories can empower them to transcend and adapt to the challenges of life and career. Most narrative interventions however are only one dimensional relying only on the written or spoken word to story. This new multidimensional approach to storying appeals to tech savvy individuals by using everyday digital media such as YouTube, GrooveShark, etc. to recognize, explore, and expand their self-narratives. During this interactive presentation, you will learn how to help individuals create, interpret, and apply their digital narratives to their lives and also learn how to reliably measure the outcomes of this narrative intervention.


Saturday, March 29
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

ACA Author Session
Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Program ID #226, Room 316A
Using Qualitative Career Assessments With Adolescents and Adults

90-Minute Session
Norman C. Gysbers 
This session is based on the new edition of the bestselling book Career Counseling. Attendees will learn about and explore the use of two qualitative career assessments—life role analysis and career genogram—with adolescents and adults, which are based on the conceptual foundation of life career development and the theoretical base of constructivism. Time will be provided to practice both assessments and to discuss the results. Attendees will learn the what, why, and how of qualitative career assessments, and how life career development can be used as a way to understand human growth and development in general, and overall mental health specifically.


Saturday, March 29
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Program ID #242, Room 306B
The Hope-Centered Model of Career Development and Interventions: A New Approach to Effective Career Counseling

90-Minute Session
Spencer G. Niles, ZiYoung Kang, Hyoyeon In, Nai-Fen Su 
The newly constructed Hope-Centered Model of Career Development (HCMCD) helps you serve your clients to effectively manage their careers in the 21st century. The presenters will introduce the HCMCD and demonstrate how to use the model in conjunction with its primary assessment tool, the Hope-Centered Career Inventory (HCCI), and its advanced intervention toolkit, the Hope-Centered Career Intervention Toolkit (HCCIT). The hope-centered approach contains the following elements: hope, self-reflection, self-clarity, visioning, goal setting/planning, implementing, and adapting. The case studies will help you to use HCMCD, HCCI, and HCCIT to empower clients from diverse backgrounds and facilitate their career development.


Sunday, March 30
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Career Development/Employment Counseling Academy
Program ID #335, Room 302A-B
Career Counseling: Is It Really Counseling?

90-Minute Session
Tracy Lara, Kevin Glavin, Cynthia Marco-Scanlon, Mark Rehfuss, Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich, Mei Tang 
What are attitudes among counseling professionals regarding career counseling? Join us as we discuss the need to recognize career concerns as mental health concerns in light of research regarding counseling professionals’ attitudes regarding career counseling. Learn strategies and techniques to assist individuals presenting with a variety of career concerns. The presenters will discuss how to adapt and employ these strategies and techniques for use in career counseling education, practice, and research.

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Professional / regular
$480

New Professional / student / retiree
$345

Non-member Attendee
$615

Non-member student
$505

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Preconference Learning Institutes

Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

Professional / regular
Day: $170
Evening: $125

New Professional / student / retiree
Day: $125
Evening: $100

Non-member Attendee
Day: $230
Evening: $185

Non-member student
Day: $185
Evening: $160

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