Course code Psih5014

Credit points 2

Theory and Methodology of Career Counselling I

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation16.01.2019

Responsible UnitInstitute of Education and Home Economics

Course developers

author Izglītības un mājsaimniecības institūts

Regīna Baltušīte

Dr. paed.

author Izglītības un mājsaimniecības institūts

Jānis Pāvulēns

Mg. ed.

Prior knowledge

Peda5025, Career Development Theories

Course abstract

Within the study course, the acquire the theories of career counseling, the peculiarities of a career counselor’s personality, the stages of counseling process, the methods for the establishment of contact with a client, the types of counseling, the methods for the studies of a client (observation, interview, content analysis and others).

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge on the most significant career counseling theories, client research methods and types of counseling; on the multicultural counseling and counseling in risk groups, on the requirements regarding the preparation of clients’ files, on the counseling activities at educational establishments - 1. Quiz, practical and independent works.
Skills – establishment of contacts with clients from different groups, understanding and evaluation of their individual differences and desires, studies and evaluation of a client’s needs and their connection with the desires and possibilities - practical and independent works.
Competences – client - oriented attitude towards counseling, ability to develop counseling methodology and programs, approbation and evaluation of them, choice of corresponding types of counseling; aggregation and analysis of data obtained within the process of career counseling; designing of assistance for a client for the commensuration of client’s individual qualities, abilities and skills with the competences, necessary for the chosen trend of career- practical and independent works.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Holistic approach to career counselling.
2. Career counselling and psychological counselling.
3. Structure of career counselling.
4. Methods of personality assessment in career counseling.
5. Reasons for attending a career counselling. Hidden problems.
6. Career difficulties and challenges. Classification of career problems.
7. Types of clients.
8. Career decision-making problems. Features of career decision. Difficulties in decision-making.
9. A modern understanding of career.
10. Types and areas of career counselor activity.
11. Mission of career counselling.

Requirements for awarding credit points

80% lesson attendance, active participation in the classroom learning, 1 successfully passed quiz, 2 independent works and practical activities.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Independent work No. 1 – description and practical demonstration of one method.
Independent work No. 2 – using of video in career studies (for a certain target group).

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The assessment of the study course examination depends on the cumulative evaluation of 1 quiz, practical works and two independent works. A quiz is passed successfully if at least 50% of the questions have been correctly answered.
The independent works and practical works are assessed in accordance with the criteria laid down therein.

Compulsory reading

1. Amundsons N. Aktīvā iesaistīšanās. Esība un darbība karjeras konsultēšanā. [tiešsaiste] 4. izdevums. Rīga: VIAA, 2016. [skatīts 07.02.2019.] Pieejams: https://viaa.gov.lv/library/files/original/Amundsen_book_FINAL.pdf 2. Ertelts B. J., Šulcs V. Karjeras konsultēšanas kompetences. Rīga: VIAA, 2008. 3. Konsultēšanas un psihoterapijas teorija un prakse. G. Ratniece u.c. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2017. 4. Brown S.D., Lent R.W. Career Development and Counseling. Putting Theory and Research to Work. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2013. 5. New perspectives on career counseling and guidance in Europe: Building careers in changing and diverse societies. V.Cohen-Scali, J. Rossier, L. Nota (Eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2018. 6. Supervīzija: teorija, pētījumi, prakse. K.Mārtinsone, S.Mihailova (sast.). Rīga: Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, 2017. 7. McMahon M. Career Counselling: Constructivist Approaches. 2nd Edition. London: Routledge, 2017. 8. Pāvulēns J., Mārtinsone K., Mihailova S. Konsultatīvais atbalsts skolēniem. Rīga: RaKa, 2018. . 9. Savicks M. Dzīves plānošanas rokasgrāmata. [tiešsaiste] Rīga: VIAA. 2017 [skatīts 07.02.2019.] Pieejams: https://viaa.gov.lv/library/files/original/M.Savicks_Dzives_planosanas_rokasgramata.pdf 10. Zunker V.G. (2012). Career Counselling: A Holistic Approach. 8th ed. Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, 2012.

Further reading

1. Čehlovs M. Vidusskolēnu pašnoteikšanās humanitārie aspekti. Rīga: RaKa, 2011. 2. Korna E. Karjeras izglītība: Tukuma 2. vidusskolas pieredze. Rīga: Raka, 2011. 3. Lemešonoka I. Kompetenču pieeja karjeras izglītībā. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2018. 4. Mārtinsone K., Pipere A., Kamerāde D. Pētniecībā: teorija un prakse. Rīga: Raka, 2016. 5. Raščevska M. Psiholoģisko testu un aptauju konstruēšana un adaptācija. Rīga, RAKA, 2005. 6. Rogers C. Client – centred therapy. In: J.J. Kutush, A. Wolf (Eds.) Psychotherapist’s casebook. San Francisko: Jossey – Bass, 1986 7. Stillman D., & Stillman J. Gen Z Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace. Harper Collins Publishers, 2017. 8. Соломин И. (2006). Современные методы психологической экспресс-диагностики и профессионального консультирования. Санкт – Петербург: Речь,

Periodicals and other sources

1. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling 2. Journal of Career Development ISSN: 08948453 3. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance ISSN: 1573-1782 (electronic version) 4. Journal of Career Assessment (JCA) eISSN: 15524590

Notes

Compulsory course in the professional higher education master’s study program “Career Counselor” during the 1st term of full-time and of part-time studies.