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|Other Titles:||The ContentAnalysis on the Experiences of CareerCounseling in a Narrative Approach with Career Indecision Clients|
Department of Educational Psychology, NTNU
The main purpose of this study was to understand the experience of career indecision clients who received career counseling in a narrative approach. Recruited through purposive sampling, the participants were eight career indecision individuals, who had received four to nine sessions of career counseling in a narrative approach. A follow-up interview was conducted to explore the experience the of the participant's in these counseling sessions. The data were analyzed with"categorical-content" method in narrative analysis. The results indicated that the experience contents in receiving career counseling in a narrative approach consist of three aspects: "relationship with", "counseling relationships with the counselor", and "relationship with significant others". First, in relationship with self, the important experiences included awareness of factors influencing caree; over one's life, transformation of self-esteem; new pereptions and insights; going through resistance to openness with unhappy experiences; positiveness and motivations from clarification of goals. Second, relationships with the counselor included the counselor and counseling relationships perceived by the clients and counselor's techniques perceived as effective by the clients. Third, relationships with significant others included clients' awareness of the influence of their significant relationships on their career decisions and on their interactions with others; awareness of the acceptance and transformation of relationships brought about by understanding of the relationship between self and significant others. Finally, the research results were discussed and suggestions were provided for practices and further studies.
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