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VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Evaluating a Workshop for Non-Traditional College Students Experiencing Career Transitions

Courtney E. Gasser


It appears that we have entered into what could be called the age of the “career transitioner.” Career transitioners can be defined as those working adults who are making a change in their choice of work (Fouad & Bynner, 2008). These transitioners may have experienced either voluntary or involuntary job loss, and may be retraining in preparation to enter another career. Given the trends of our changing world of work, it seems likely that there will be an increasing number of career transitioners in need of counseling interventions tailored to their unique needs. To date, few studies have focused on evaluating career interventions with mature adult workers (Bobek & Robbins, 2005). This study seeks to expand on what is known about effective career interventions for mature adult workers who are experiencing career transitions.

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