Social Justice Competencies and Career Development Practices

  • Nancy Arthur University of Calgary
  • Sandra Collins
  • Catherine Marshall
  • Mary McMahon

Abstract

The recent focus on social justice issues in career development is primarily conceptual in nature and few resources account for the challenges or successes experienced by career development practitioners. The purpose of this article is to report the results of a research study of career practitioners in Canada regarding the competencies they use to address the barriers experienced by their clients from nondominant cultural groups, as well as the competencies that that they would like to strengthen. Recommendations follow for supporting career development practitioners to translate the concept of social justice into active practices directly with clients and with the systems that influence service delivery.

Author Biographies

Nancy Arthur, University of Calgary
Sandra Collins
Catherine Marshall
Mary McMahon
Published
2012-11-12
How to Cite
Arthur, N., Collins, S., Marshall, C., & McMahon, M. (2012). Social Justice Competencies and Career Development Practices. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 47(2). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/60929
Section
Special Issue Articles/ Articles d'édition spéciale

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