- New Directions in Career Development: Applying the Advocacy Perspective to Career Counseling
- Feb. 12. 2009 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
- Northeastern University - Room 440 Egan Hall - Boston
- Professional Development Seminar
(snow date is February 19, 2009)
This seminar incorporates three presentations from the National Career Development Global conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. this past July. The theme of the conference was “Finding Our Voice & Making It Heard: Public Policy & Advocacy.” Representatives from these presentations are Boston-based, and are excited to be sharing their public policy and advocacy work with you.
This presentation critically examines practices common to career development, culminating in the presentation of a creative and alternative perspective to practice and research, with specific reference to marginalized client populations. The social justice school of thought will be presented.
This presentation will also include an example of a practical application of the Psychology of Working perspective to an existing career development intervention: Tools for Tomorrow, which is geared toward helping students internalize connection between school and work.
Facilitator: David L. Blustein, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and certified health services provider. He received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1985. He was on the Counseling Psychology faculty at the State University of New York-Albany for 14 years. Dr. Blustein joined the faculty in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at Boston College in 1999 where is currently a full time tenured professor. He is a fellow of Division 17 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Blustein has received numerous awards for his work including the APA Division of Counseling Psychology Early Career Scientist-Practitioner Award and the John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Personality and Career Research.
Dr. Blustein also the author of many scholarly articles, research reports, and book chapters and The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy (Published by Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006). He has presented and lectured internationally.
Group Presenters: Voices For Workplace Change. Career Counselors Advocating for Workers is a group of career professionals dedicated to being a voice of workers by:
- Supporting our colleagues in this ongoing work by meeting and sharing on a regular basis.
- Capturing in writing, and synthesizing the stories we hear every day so that others can hear the plight of the workers.
- Partnering with other organizations (advocacy, community-based, educational) so that the stories can be heard.
- Targeting policy-makers, employers, workers, and professional colleagues to engage them in workplace change.
- Educating clients about safe ways to advocate for themselves.
Fee: $155 members, $185 non-members