Building a solution-focused career counselling strategy for career indecision


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YILDIZ AKYOL E. , BACANLI F.

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT, vol.28, no.1, pp.73-79, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1038416218779623
  • Title of Journal : AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-79

Abstract

The literature contains quite a few theoretical and case study articles with respect to the development and use of solution-focused brief therapy. However, very few of these studies focus on the effects of using solution-focused therapy principles and techniques in career counselling. This study is aimed to examine the effect of a five-session solution-focused brief career counselling on reducing a university student's career indecision. A university student who had a career indecision problem participated in the research. The career counselling process was assessed by using pre- to post-test result changes of the counselee. In order to measure the career indecision level of the counselee, Career Decision-Making Difficulties Questionnaire was used. The Career Decision-Making Difficulties Questionnaire was administrated before the beginning of the first session and after the termination session as a pre- and post-test. At the end of the five-session solution-focused brief career counselling process, the results demonstrated that the client's career decision-making difficulty level was reduced. The findings of the study were discussed based on the results of the research in the relevant literature.