Career Flow highlights the importance of "hope" as a foundation for all aspects of career development - self reflection, self-clarity, visioning, goal setting and planning, implementing and adapting.
This book presents creative, innovative, and useful strategies for addressing career challenges in the 21st century. Learning these competencies will serve students throughout their lifetime. Practical activities are provided to help students address a wide range of challenges. The “career flow” metaphor lends itself to a comprehensive and realistic assessment of the career experience. Flow is understood with respect to both whitewater (high demand times) and still water experiences (low demand times). There are many differences in how people understand and appreciate optimal flow conditions; the challenge is to develop strategies for creating the conditions for these experiences. It is also important to learn strategies for coping effectively with less than optimal flow work experiences. In this book, the authors teach students these strategies as each requires specific skills to manage the respective challenges effectively. Each chapter offers objectives, a case example, tips, activities, questions for reflection, and additional resources so that students can master the various aspects of their career flow.
About the Authors:
Spencer G. Niles is Professor/Department Head, Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services at Pennsylvania State University. Honors include: National Career Development Association's Eminent Career Award, NCDA Fellow, American Counseling Association Fellow, ACA's Distinguished Mentor Award, ACA's Extended Research Award, University of British Columbia Noted Scholar Award, NCDA Past-President, Editor of The Career Development Quarterly and Journal of Counseling & Development.
Norman E. Amundson is a Full Professor in Counselling Psychology / Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has given numerous workshops and seminars and also has been a keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. In his writings, Dr. Amundson emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, cultural awareness, and action as career development strategies. His publications include over 70 journal articles; training DVDs (Active Engagement in Action); books such asActive Engagement(2009, 3rdedition),The Essential Elements of CareerCounseling(2009, 2ndedition), Metaphor Making(just released) and The Physics of Living;and several career workbooks -Career Pathways,GuidingCircles;andCareerScope. Dr. Amundson has won many awards from professional associations for his work, including an honorary doctorate from the University of Umea, in Sweden.
Roberta A. Neault is author ofCareer Strategies for a Lifetime of Success, published in 2006 by Life Strategies Ltd. Recipient of the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Counselling and Career Development in Canada, Dr. Neault is a sought after consultant, instructor, keynote speaker, and author on career-related topics.