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Gaining Cultural Competence in Career Counseling

Gaining Cultural Competence in Career Counseling

Book Review by Laura Reid Marks

Gaining Cultural Competence in Career Counseling (2nd ed.) is a valuable and updated read for students in graduate programs, recent graduates, educators, and career practitioners in our growing diverse society. The authors walk the reader through the development of cultural competence at the individual level to the systems level with reflection questions and exercises.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Embodied Empathy: An Appeal to (Re)Connect through Felt Sense and Mindfulness Practice

Embodied Empathy: An Appeal to (Re)Connect through Felt Sense and Mindfulness Practice

By Tegan J Reeves

As we educate and supervise a generation of mental health professionals who will start their careers in the aftermath of collective trauma, it is increasingly important to help our students understand empathy. In this article, I discuss the embodied intersection of affect, vagal-tone, and mindfulness - offering an evidence base and practices that counselor educators will find valuable.

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Independent Practice

Hope is a Leadership Strategy: Coaching Clients through Turbulent Times

Hope is a Leadership Strategy: Coaching Clients through Turbulent Times

By Sunitha Narayanan

The pandemic upended life globally, with disrupted routines and challenges in delivering business results. The vagueness of what lies ahead requires leaders to refocus business vision, talent development, and daily practices. A framework of hope enables coaches to help clients embrace and navigate the turbulence.

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K-12

The American Dream Project: Embedded Career Exploration Curriculum

The American Dream Project: Embedded Career Exploration Curriculum

By Jacqueline Cherry, Ann Couyoumjian, Kaitlin Pyles

Students experience a greater sense of direction when they are given more time to explore career possibilities. The American Dream project involves partnering with classroom teachers to find meaningful ways to increase students’ exposure to career guidance by embedding career exploration activities into school curriculum while meeting the state-level standards.

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Post-Secondary

 Understanding Intersectionality and Using Career-Life Interventions to Empower First-Generation Students of Color

Understanding Intersectionality and Using Career-Life Interventions to Empower First-Generation Students of Color

By Jonique R. Childs and Edward Anthony Colozzi

First-generation college students of color encounter an intersectionality of racial barriers that impede their ability to make informed career and life choices. Practitioners can help students succeed by encouraging an examination of barriers and positive life events and creating effective process-oriented, career-life counseling interventions.

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Workplaces

Career Development Activities are a Key Contributing Factor to an Employee’s Commitment to the Organization

Career Development Activities are a Key Contributing Factor to an Employee’s Commitment to the Organization

By Keli Bussell

Conversation over the past few decades has shifted the responsibility of career development from organizations to employees. However, recent research shows career development provided by organizations has an impact on employee commitment. Career pathways, mentorship, and training are three activities organizations and career development professionals can implement to increase employee commitment.

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NCDA News

International Student Services Committee: A Multi-faceted Approach to Supporting International Students through Community and Advocacy

International Student Services Committee: A Multi-faceted Approach to Supporting International Students through Community and Advocacy

By Arame Mbodj, Ivette Mekdessi, Kelly Woods, Xinrui (Rose) Xu

The NCDA International Student Services Committee (ISSC) supports career practitioners in working with international students through research, programming and resources in meaningful ways. Connect the ISSC to learn more and to contribute to the advocacy and support of the international student community.

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Tech Tips

Send Your Large Files Through a Wormhole

Send Your Large Files Through a Wormhole

Do you have very large files to send – too large for email? There are several file transfer applications, like WeTransfer, and there is a new option. Wormhole https://wormhole.app/ has end-to-end encryption and the link expires in 24 hours. You can send files as large as 10GB. It works with any browser yet is not meant for mobile, so you won’t find it in Google’s or Apple’s app stores. Collaborating on or submitting large career development presentations or publications is now easier with Wormhole!

Tech Tip submitted by Janet Wall, janet@careerplanningacademy.com

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