I’ve published these articles on a Psychodynamic approach to career counseling in the National Career Development Association magazine, Career Convergence.
Career counseling is effective for most clients. However, some unconsciously undermine the process. Why do these clients engage in self-sabotage? How can they be understood and helped? I present a model for psychoanalytically-informed career assessment and describe how this approach can lead to useful recommendations for career counseling.
When clients project early experiences with their parents onto their counselors, this is called “transference.” Though career counselors often receive positive transferences, the opposite can sometimes occur, thwarting our best efforts to help clients progress. This article will cover how transferences can be understood, addressed and overcome.
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How do you know whether you need career coaching or psychodynamic psychotherapy would be most helpful to you? This article describes what each intervention entails and to whom it can it be helpful.
If you would like to consult me for psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, career counseling or a hybrid, feel free to give me a call: 301.656.9650.