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CANNEXUS 2014 The One Way Stream Freeman Woolnough

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Save Me From Myself: Escaping the One-Way Stream

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CANNEXUS 2014 The One Way Stream Freeman Woolnough

  1. 1. CARING COUNSELING CENTER Freeman Woolnough, MEd, CCC Save Me from Myself! Escaping the One-Way Stream
  2. 2. CARING COUNSELING CENTER www.slate.com ‘In the Name of Love’
  3. 3. What’s on the agenda… • • • • • Intro Case Study Calling/Mindset Specific Interventions? Group Discussion
  4. 4. Who is this guy..?
  5. 5. Have you seen..?
  6. 6. Let’s look at a case… • Alex, 32 years old • Has 2 kids, partner currently unemployed • Personal aide in seniors’ home • Family’s culture has always looked down on aide work, but ‘hospitals are respectable’ • Loves helping people, good with handling ‘gross things’ • Frustration with supervision, team members making mistakes • Mom died 5 years ago, made decision to become nurse • HS diploma, went to uni 4 years ago and failed many courses (incl. Biology) • Looking for resources to become a nurse ASAP without going through the necessary schooling
  7. 7. Speed Round! • 5 minutes to jot down as many thoughts as possible on the topic/case – Things to consider – Activities/Interventions – Language to use/Phrasing
  8. 8. Feelings: Client
  9. 9. Feelings: Professional
  10. 10. What is this thing called ‘calling’?
  11. 11. Mindset
  12. 12. That’s nice to know, but… Motivational Interviewing
  13. 13. Some other theories… Narrative
  14. 14. Some other theories… Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  15. 15. Let’s come back to Alex… • 32 years old • Has 2 kids, partner currently unemployed • Personal aide in seniors’ home • Family’s culture has always looked down on aide work, but ‘hospitals are respectable’ • Loves helping people, good with handling ‘gross things’ • Frustration with supervision, team members making mistakes • Mom died 5 years ago, made decision to become nurse • HS diploma, went to uni 4 years ago and failed many courses (incl. Biology) • Looking for resources to become a nurse ASAP without going through the necessary schooling
  16. 16. So… what do we do?
  17. 17. References - Millennials: The Next Greatest Generation? (Time Magazine, May 2013) - Listen to your heart? Calling and receptivity to career advice. Dobrow, S. R., & Tosti-Kharas, J. (2012) - Calling: The development of a scale measure. Dobrow, S. R., & Tosti-Kharas, J. (2011) - Calling and career counseling with college students: Finding meaning in work and life. Adams, C. M. (2012) - Disentangling the link between perceiving a calling and living a calling. Duffy, R. D., & Autin, K. L. (2013) - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Carol Dweck) - Motivational Interviewing – MI, Glossary & Fact Sheet (Kathleen Sciacca) - Maps of Narrative Practice (Michael White) - Cognitive Therapy Techniques (Robert Leahy)
  18. 18. Freeman Woolnough Residence Outreach Counsellor Queen’s University freeman.woolnough@queensu.ca (613) 533-6000, x. 78034

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