Group Career Counselling, Sofia, 10-12 Oct 2012

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Presentations from International Conference "Motivation for development", Sofia, 10-12 Oct. 2012, organised by Euroguidance and Europass Bulgarian and Foundation Business for education. / Презентации от Международната конференция "Мотивация за развитие", София, 10-12 Окт. 2012, организирана от Еврогайдънс и Европас България, и Фондация на бизнеса за образование.

Andrea Szilagyi and Amalia Stanciu speak about Career Group Conselling. The video from their appearance is available through our Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/webhrdc/.

Андрея Шиладжи и Анамлиа Станчу говорят за Групово Кариерно Консултиране. Видеото с тяхното представяне е достъпно чрез нашия Youtube канал: http://www.youtube.com/user/webhrdc/.

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Group Career Counselling, Sofia, 10-12 Oct 2012

  1. 1. GROUP CAREER COUNSELING Dr. Andreea Szilagyi Dr. Amalia StanciuEuropean Board for Certified Counselors
  2. 2. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” GROUP CAREER COUNSELING History and Types
  3. 3. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” HistoryGroup career counseling:• Is among the most used career interventions• Has been mentioned in the first writings related to career guidance (Parsons, 1909)• Has various purposes, addressing a variety of career related issues
  4. 4. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development”• Teaches participants how to: Purposes• Make decisions• Acquire job-search skills• Helps people to:• Develop self-awareness and occupational awareness• Deal with uncertainty• Better adjust their occupational choices after they have been implemented• Develop a framework to cope with school, job and personal stress (Guichard, 2001; Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2005)
  5. 5. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” Types of Group Career Counseling• Structured groups Another term used: Group Guidance• Unstructured groups Also known as: Process Oriented Groups
  6. 6. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” STRUCTURED GROUP CAREER COUNSELING
  7. 7. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” Characteristics • Format: • Workshops and Courses with more than 8 members • Scope: • Information and Didactic oriented • Skill building • Duration: 3 – 7 sessions • Topics - specific issues of common concerns to the group members: • Job search strategies • Choosing an educational path • Career decision making strategies • Career planning (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2005; Oliver & Spokane, 1988; Watts and Sultana, 2004)
  8. 8. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” The Group Leader• Main Role: • Teacher• Necessary Knowledge and Skills: • Teaching principles for the age category served (children, adolescents, adults) • Setting goals and measuring outcomes • Career theory and practice • Detailed information regarding the topic of the group (Pyle, 2007)
  9. 9. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” Structured Group Career Counseling: An Example Session 1: Overview of Job Search Strategies Session 5: Session 2: Managing the Job Active and Search Passive Job Effectively Search Strategies Session 4: Session 3: Job Interview Different Styles of Skills Curriculum Vitae (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2005)
  10. 10. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” GCDF as a Group LeaderGCDF Competency Areas: 1. Helping skills 7. Employability skills 2. Labor market information 8. Training clients and peers and resources 9. Program management/ 3. Assessment implementation 4. Diverse populations 10. Promotion and public 5. Ethical and legal issues relations 6. Career developmental 11. Technology models 12. Consultancy
  11. 11. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” UNSTRUCTURED GROUP CAREER COUNSELING
  12. 12. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” Characteristics• Format: • Support group of 5 - 8 members• Scope: • Addresses clients’ intrapersonal and interpersonal concerns related to career development • Skill building• Duration: longer periods of time (up to 6 months)• Topics - specific issues of common concerns to the group members: • Career transitions • Choosing a career • Career development (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2005)
  13. 13. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” The Group Leader• Roles: • Facilitator • Counselor • Teacher• Necessary Knowledge and Skills: • Helping skills (active listening, paraphrasing, reflecting feelings, challenge) used to: Build trust Ensure comfort of group members to disclose • Ability to process the emotional components of the group • Career counseling practice and theory (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2005; Pyle, 2007)
  14. 14. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” BENEFITS OF GROUP CAREER COUNSELING For Group Members and Group Leaders
  15. 15. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” For Members of Groups• Feedback received from group leader• Development of knowledge and skills• Group members can realize that others have the same problems and can: • Support each other • Feel hopeful when noticing success of others • Share useful information with each other (Pyle, 2007)
  16. 16. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” For Members of Unstructured Groups• Feedback – about values, interests, abilities - received from group members, not only from the leader can lead to: • Increased self-awareness and occupational awareness • Insight in regard to issues of interests • Development of decision skills• Increased assistance and support in : • In making decisions • In going through transitions (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2005; Pyle, 2007; Yalom, 2005)
  17. 17. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development” For Group Leaders• Compared to individual career counseling, groups: • Are time and cost efficient • Offer opportunities for developing skills that supports counselor’s professional development
  18. 18. October 11, 2012 - Sofia Questions? Visit us at: www.europeanbcc.eu E-mail us at: contact@europeanbcc.eu Euroguidance Conference: “Motivation for Development”

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