CAREER COUNSELING INTAKE INTERVIEW DR. D EB OSBORN SIMILAR TO REGULAR INTAKE INTERVIEWING Main Purpose: Understand the concern, underlying emotions and fears, barriers and supports Other purposes:
Gather information Identify needs/problems Identify contributors to the problem Determine barriers (perceived/real) and supports Diagnose (possibly)
Identify negative/dysfunctional thoughts Develop preliminary goals COUNSELING SKILLS NEEDED Basic listening skills Reflection of feelings, paraphrasing, summarizing, confronting, silence, clarifying, open-ended questions (but not too many dont make it an interview), pacing Career counseling knowledge
Tools for self-knowledge Tools for occupational knowledge Tools for job search A plan (career theory) POSSIBLE CAREER PROBLEMS Career/major choice or change Expanding/narrowing career or educational options
Negative career thinking Job search (resume, interviewing, networking) Pre-foreclosure on options Underemployment, unemployment Career transitions (self/partner) Issues suggested by career theory: Holland-incongruence PEC lack of fit, values not valued CIP-dysfunctional thinking OTHER CAREER PROBLEMS Mental health issues which came first?
6. Welcome Confidentiality Current status Life roles/potential conflict Problems interfering with career development Develop goals and objectives SAMPLE INTAKE QUESTIONS
What brings you by? What options are you considering? How do you typically go about making decisions? How would you like this decision to be different? What role has your family played in how you see yourself and your options? What role has your culture played in how you see yourself and your options? What other factors are important to you as you are making this career decision? What do you think is keeping you from making a career decision/reaching your goal?
Ideally, what would you like to accomplish by the end of our last session? Tell me about your occupational and educational history What are your current plans? If you had to choose today, what would you choose? Other supports Other issues-depression, anxiety, poverty, discrimination? At this point in my career development I am trying to? ADDITIONAL SESSIONS
Working sessions Assessment Information/research Goal setting Job search (mock interviewing) Isaacson s Checklist FIRST SESSION DOS
Go over purpose of the sessions Confidentiality Use basic counseling skills Get a clear picture of their expectations What do they want to occur by the last session? Is it reasonable?
Determine a goal for meeting Ask pertinent questions End on time FIRST SESSION DONTS
Chew gum Look unprofessional Forget about confidentiality Forget to record (test first!) End too early or go over time limits Leave without a clear goal in mind Ask too many questions Forget your basic counseling skills Rush or panic
Remember you are getting their story!!! THE STORIED/NARRATIVE APPROACH NARRATIVE/STORIED APPROACH Constructivist Approach Differs from traditional approach
Post-modern approach ASSESSMENT IN THE NARRATIVE APPROACH Occupational identities created, not discovered Quantitative Qualitative ARE THERE PATTERNS?
Yes, but. A pattern is always interesting but a pattern interrupted is much more interesting. -Vincent Versace OPENING SEQUENCE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Questioning Asking Explaining Agreeing Identifying STORIES STEPS OF STORY CONSTRUCTION Co-construct
Deconstruct Construct START WITH A LIFELINE (CO-CONSTRUCT) X X Birthdate
Todays date 1. 2. 3. How much of your lifeline represents birthgraduation? Mark it, and write graduation date. Continue with lifeline to present. Future? ROLE OF COUNSELOR
Track story development Note limits Explore alternative stories Ask influencing ?s SAMPLE OF INFLUENCE QUESTIONS Sparkling Moments O P E
N I N G Defining Moments Preferences Going in Your Preferred
S P A C E Construction begins Choose What would your grandmother say?
Direction? Peopled stories REFLECTIVE QUESTIONS What does that experience say about what's important to you? What is the significance of that moment in your life? What have you learned from that experience?
DECONSTRUCTION H Ch isto ap ry te rs Find exceptions Use the missed opportunities Imagine different experiences
Identify different points of view Future orientation Opening spaces CONSTRUCTION EXPLORE LIFE ROLES Current/potential roles (family, student, worker, leisure, community) FINISH WITH A GOAL MAP
CAREER STYLE INTERVIEW 1. How can I be useful to you? 2. Holland types 3. Success formula 4. Questions Take notes! 5. Other questions (see Blackboard) EARLY MEMORIES Feelings
Three Action Verb Headline VICTORY SUMMARIZING PROCESS Counselor quietly reviews notes
Repeated words, phrases, interests Note action words Themes Potential Holland types SHARE/VERIFY IMPRESSIONS Does reflection fit? Both share
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