MOTIVATIONAL EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING: A PRACTICE GUIDE FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS
Name: Diane Hall
Organization: Independent (Toronto, ON)
Summary: This MOTIVATIONAL EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING model is a theoretical framework for high impact short-term counselling based on the principles of solution focused brief therapy, motivational, task-centered and functional theory. This practice guide offers a consistent approach with plenty of ideas on infusing self-esteem and confidence boosting activities in every step of the counselling process.
Project Description: This MOTIVATIONAL EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING model compliments a modernized employment service by supporting Career Development Professionals with the following:
-a model based on well-established therapeutic frameworks and motivational strategies
-the counsellor as a motivational coach and planning consultant
-an uplifting employment counselling assessment resulting in an action plan for independent or assisted or structured job searches
-an interest based career planning process that is quick, effective and fun
-customized, short term high impact job search plans
-low risk job interview teaching strategies and activities
-a train the trainer package designed to energize and empower counsellors
– Materials for fun interactive activities available in hard copy and on a CD-ROM.
Counsellors are challenged to increase their motivational speaking abilities and strategies and to ignite their personal sources of motivation and energy.
Perceived Impact: A model for high impact brief services get results and is in line with modern realities. Job searchers’ appreciate readily available, efficient and fun services that leave them feeling good about themselves and will bring them back for more. Career development professionals will feel rejuvenated as they increase their motivational skills and see the results of high impact job search plans.
BRIEF AND EFFICIENT COUNSELLING GETS HIGH RATINGS AND INCREASES PERCEIVED VALUE OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS AND THEIR SERVICES.