Caroline 17 year old white female High school senior Caroline requested help with the career planning process She plans to attend a small, faith based college and has begun the enrollment process.
Myers-Briggs Help student to become knowledgeable about her personality type Make connections between occupational considerations and personality type Self Directed Search Identify interest patterns based on Holland’s typology Correlate interests, competencies, and abilities to an occupation Career Style Interview Use the student’s personal stories to construct a career success plan Identify themes and tension in the stories to enable the student to learn how to adapt in the work world
MBTI – Form M 93 items Completed by student at school Scored and results interpreted by counselor Second meeting SDS Self-administered and self-scored (with supervision) Seven sections Interpreted in consultation with counselor during third meeting with student CSI Fifth meeting - Counselor interviews student in office Sixth meeting – Counselor and student create a theme map and success formula based on interview answers 7 questions
Nosignificant medical or developmental considerations were noted.
Studentgave no indication of previous psychiatric issues in family.
School Activities Leader in several organizations Respected member of the student body by both teachers and students Academic GPA – 3.8 using a 4.0 scale
Family structure Mother and father married Mother - outgoing leader Father - quiet, strong Older brother, recently married Considered a leader Caroline idolizes brother Strong family connections Social Connections Several meaningful friendships with peers Active in local church Voted “Friendliest” by classmates
MBTI – ENFJ: Extrovert,Intuitive,Feeling,&Judging All types are valuable Split-half reliability and internal consistency are high (.90/some .80). Some debate concerning internal consistency. SDS – Summary Code - SEA Social (42) Enterprising (39) Artistic (33) Substantial test-retest reliability (.76 to .89) and validity is at the high range for interest inventories.
CSI – Themes – Social, Artistic, Poised She feels pressure to live up to her mother’s/brother’s example, but is more comfortable being a part of the team. Pain – She feels like she has to live up to the expectation of leadership exhibited by her mother and brother and fears she will fail. Research is presently be conducted to establish reliability and validity for this qualitative form of assessment.
MBTI – Enjoys working with people Perceives relationships, meanings, & possibilities Use personal feelings, values to make decisions Rather make a judgment quickly SDS – Student may enjoy jobs that include the following: Helping, counseling, social service, Directing others, success, extroverted Artistic activities, creativity, open to experience CSI – Success Formula – Life is best when she is able to express herself creatively, remained poised, and work with people in a cooperative manner.
After consulting and receiving feedback from the student concerning the results of all assessments, the counselor will: Provide and discuss information concerning occupations suggested by all assessments. Discuss further career plan objectives Follow-up to determine progress toward career planning goals. Also counsel the student concerning other potential counseling needs.
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