Amundson, Norman

Last modified: November 18, 2019

  University of British Columbia
Area(s) of Interest:
  • Career Counselling
  • Creativity
  • Metaphors
  • Aboriginal

Scholarly Output (last six years) – Norman Amundson, UBC

Refereed Publications

Ishikawa, Y., Mizumi, M. & Amundson, N. (2011). Career counselling and career development from a Japanese values perspective. Japan Career Development Association Journal, 38, 4-10.

Amundson, N.E., Yeung, T., Sun, I., Chan, K. & Cheng, J. (2011). The transition experiences of successful Chinese immigrants. Journal of Employment Counseling, 48, 129-135.

Iaquinta, M., Amundson, N. & Borgen, W. (2012). Women’s career decision-making after brain injury. Canadian Journal of Career Development., 11, 38-50.

Zheng, L., Amundson, N.E., Borgen, W.A. & Butterfield, L.D. (2013). The experience of mainland Chinese immigrant professionals who believe that they have made a successful transition: Strategies that help or hinder. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 12, 48-57.

Neault, R.A., Pickerell, D.A., Amundson, N.E., Arthur, N., Bright, J.E.H., & Krumboltz, J.D. (2013). Thoughts on theories: Case conceptualization from five perspectives. In G.R. Walz, J.C. Bleuer, & R.K. Yep (Eds.), Ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2013 (pp. 1-10). Retrieved from

Amundson, N.E., Mills, L.M. & Smith, B.A. (2014). Incorporating chaos and paradox into career development. Australian Journal of Career Development, 23, 13-21.

Law, A.K., Amundson, N.E. & Alden, L.E. (2014).Helping highly anxious clients embrace chaos and career uncertainty using cognitive behavioral techniques. Australian Journal of Career Development, 23, 29-36.

Smith, B.A., Mills, L., Amundson, N., Niles, S., Yoon, H.J. & In, H. (2014) What helps and hinders post-secondary students who maintain high levels of hope despite experiencing significant barriers. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 13, 59-74.

Using an action oriented hope-centered model of career development. Niles, S., In, H. & Amundson, N.E. (2014). Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling, 4, 1-13.

Howard, L.J., Butterfield, L.D., Borgen, W.A. & Amundson, N.E. (2014). Young women who are doing well with changes affecting their work: Helping and hindering factors. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 13, 36-46.

Yoon, H.J., In, H., Niles, S.G., Amundson, N.E., Smith, B.A. & Mills, L. (2015). The effects of hope on student engagement, academic performance, and vocational identity. Canadian Journal of Career Development. 14, 34-45.

Conn, S., Amundson, N., Borgen, W.A. & Butterfield, L.D. (2015). From hero to zero. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 14, 48-57.

Bennett, A. & Amundson, N.E. (2016) The need for dynamic models of career development for transitioning offenders. Journal of Employment Counseling, 53, 60-70.

Shreeve-Fawkes, S., Butterfield, L., Borgen, W. & Amundson, N. (2016). Middle managers who are doing well with change: Helping and hindering factors. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 15, 42-52.

Crucil, C. & Amundson, N. (in press). Throwing a wrench in the work(s): Using multicultural and social justice competency to develop a social justice-oriented employment counseling. Journal of Employment Counseling.

Clarke, A., Amundson, N.E., Niles, S.G, & Yoon, H.J. (in press, October). Action-oriented hope: An agent of change for internationally educated professionals. Journal of Employment Counseling.

Non-refereed Publications


Niles, S., Amundson, N. & Neault, R. (2011). Career flow: A Hope-Centered Approach to CareerDevelopment. Columbus, OH: Pearson, Merrill Prentice Hall. (328 pages)

Poehnell, G. & Amundson, N.E. (2011). Hope-filled engagement. Richmond, B.C.: Ergon Communications. Translated into Danish.

Amundson, N.E., Harris-Bowlsbey, J. & Niles, S. (2014). Essential elements of career counseling. Edition Three. Columbus, OH:  Pearson, Merrill Prentice Hall. (Translated into Greek, Korean, Slovakian)

Amundson, N.E. (in press) Active engagement: Anniversary Edition. Ergon Communications: Richmond, B.C. (Note: this new edition is currently being translated into Latvian and Polish)

Edited Books

Hohenshil, T.H., Amundson, N.E., & Niles, S.G. (2013). Counseling around the world: An international handbook. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Book Chapters

Amundson, N.E. (2014). Reflections on career development. Ed. L. Andergren. Det professonella samtalet – att se mer an vanligt (The Professional Counselling Interview – to see more than usual). Stockholm, Sweden: Tremedia.

Amundson, N.E. (2015). Using metaphor in career intervention. Eds. P. Hartung, M. Savickas, W.B. Walsh. APA Handbook of Career Interventions: Volume Two / Applications. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Amundson, N.E. & Smith, B.  (2015). The pattern identification exercise. In M. McMahon & M. Watson (Eds.), Career Assessment: Qualitative Approaches (pp.61-68). Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Amundson, N.E. (2017).Active engagement and the influence of constructivism In M. McMahon (Ed)., Career counseling: Constructivist Approaches (pp. 104-112). London: Routledge..

Amundson, N.E. & Smith, B. (in press, June). Using metaphors in supervision. Eds. B. Shepard & L. Martin. Supervision of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Profession. Ottawa: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.