A Call for Enhanced Training and Action on the Intersections of Mental Health, Decent Work, and Career in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47634/cjcp.v55i1.68542

Abstract

Although career is identified as a key element of counselling and counselling psychology, currently many students and professionals within these disciplines do not identify career as integral to their practice. This neglect persists despite ongoing calls for increased awareness of career development issues from scholars in the field. The authors argue that the integration of the psychology of work and career is essential to ethical practice in counselling and counselling psychology as well as a necessary area of competency in acting on fostering social justice and decent work as a human right. Recommendations for integrating career within counsellor education and counselling psychology training programs are discussed.

Author Biographies

Rebecca E. Hudson Breen, University of Alberta

Rebecca E. Hudson Breen is an assistant professor of counselling psychology at the University of Alberta. Her research and practice are focused in the area of career-life development and well-being.

Breanna Lawrence, Brandon University

Breanna Lawrence is an assistant professor in teacher education and guidance counselling at Brandon University. She focuses her research on child, youth, and family mental health.

Published

2021-01-01

How to Cite

Hudson Breen, R. E., & Lawrence, B. (2021). A Call for Enhanced Training and Action on the Intersections of Mental Health, Decent Work, and Career in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 55(1), 28–50. https://doi.org/10.47634/cjcp.v55i1.68542

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Special Issue Articles/ Articles d'édition spéciale