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  1. 1. Career Counseling Assessment Darla K. Baker
  2. 2.  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.
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4.  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
  5. 5.  Nosignificant medical or developmental considerations were noted.
  6. 6.  Studentgave no indication of previous psychiatric issues in family.
  7. 7.  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
  8. 8.  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
  9. 9.  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.
  10. 10.  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.
  11. 11.  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.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Holland, J. L. (1994). Self-directed search: You and your career. Lutz, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources.Holland, J. L., Fritzsche, B. A., & Powell, A. B. (1997). Self- directed search: Technical manual. Lutz, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources.Schaubhut, N. A., Herk, N. A., & Thompson, R. C. (2009). MBTI form M: Manual supplement. Retrieved from, S. C. (2009). Principles and applications of assessment in counseling. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.Zunker, V. G. (2012). Career counseling: A holistic approach. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.