Career Convergence Highlights
NCDA's Career Convergence magazine is usually not published in July, but like many things about 2020, this year marks an exception for the magazine! There is a July issue in order to honor the authors of award-winning articles from past issues since they would typically be recognized at the annual NCDA Global Career Development Conference if we were meeting in person.
In case you missed these articles when they were first published, or if you want to revisit some of them (since many of them merit a re-read!), the articles are linked below and their abstracts are provided for your convenience:
Creating Positive Spaces for Career Counseling with Transgender Clients
by Sue Motulsky and Emily Frank
Transgender and gender non-binary individuals experience significant stigma and discrimination in employment, the workplace, educational settings, and when accessing career services. Recently, there has been an explosion of research on transgender youth and adults, including identity struggles, professional barriers, and resilience. Trans-affirmative, positive career counseling strategies can empower transgender clients.
by Tara Iagulli
The complexities introduced into career counseling by couples provide challenges that foster creative energy and problem solving, particularly the issues surrounding romantic relationships. Here are concrete suggestions for connecting on a deep level with students to help them manage their major life transitions, while priming the pump for future development work.
by Mariagrazia Buttitta and Marion Cavallaro
The purpose of this article is to provide career practitioners with specific techniques that integrate three effective Adlerian Counseling strategies during the various stages of career counseling: (a) the strength-based interview, (b) early recollections, and (c) the "acting as if" technique.
by Abiola Dipeolu, Jessica L. Sniatecki, and Marvin Lalin
Career counselors possess the skills necessary to assist students with ADHD attain post-school transition success given their unique blend of skills and training. This article will discuss targeted career counseling and development ideas and activities aimed at helping students with ADHD successfully prepare for the world of work.
by Satomi Yaji Chudasama
Cultural differences encountered by international students during the job search process are evident. What about cultural differences that should be considered while providing career counseling to this group? This article explores cultural blind spots that are easily overlooked by counselors.
by Shadin Atiyeh
In response to the negative stereotypes of refugees, the crisis in Syria, and the wavering commitment to increase arrivals to the United States, the career counseling profession has a role in advocating for and serving refugees. This article offers a background on the refugee experience and how career counselors can respond.