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Developing a change-ready mindset during the pandemic and beyond

Engaging with client emotion and understanding the context of a change response can help build a strong foundation Karen Begemann The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted many of our perspectives on change and transition. For over a year, we have witnessed and experienced unemployment, businesses shuttering and educational institutions pivoting to online learning. Unprecedented numbers of…
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Meeting to Meet: Adaptive Career Counselling Techniques for Marginalized Clients

By Vivian Hansen My Career Development practicum setting was at the Mustard Seed Street Ministry in Calgary, an agency that is mandated to provide service to homeless and marginalized people.  The organization operates from a Christian-based spiritual practice.  The Mustard Seed provides a multitude of services, including meals and shelter at the most basic level. …

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2020

Announcing keynotes for virtual Cannexus21 conference!

CERIC is excited to reveal the keynote speakers for Cannexus21, Canada’s Career Development Conference. It was announced last month that the conference is going virtual for 2021, addressing ongoing uncertainty during the pandemic but continuing to provide an accessible and content-rich opportunity for Canada’s career development communities to convene, share and learn. Cannexus21 will take…

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2020

Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: Guide launches today

In the wake of a global mental health movement, career development practitioners now have a new resource to help them understand how career development interventions support positive mental health. Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide – written by Dave Redekopp and Michael Huston of Life-Role Development Group Ltd. and published by…

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2019

CERIC guide will address impact of career development practice on client mental health

CERIC will publish a book in the new year that makes the case that career development practice is a mental health intervention, and provides skills and strategies to support career development practitioners in their work. Written by Dave Redekopp and Michael Huston, Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide explores how practitioners…

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