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[Recognition Award Winner] Creating Positive Spaces for Career Counseling with Transgender Clients

By Sue Motulsky and Emily Frank

Transgender and gender non-binary individuals experience significant stigma and discrimination in employment, the workplace, educational settings, and when accessing career services. Recently, there has been an explosion of research on transgender youth and adults, including identity struggles, professional barriers, and resilience. Trans-affirmative, positive career counseling strategies can empower transgender clients. [Editor's Note: This article was recognized by NCDA in 2019 for the authors' contribution to the web magazine. Career Convergence is re-running the article in July 2020 in honor of all award winners typically recognized at the annual NCDA Global Career Development Conference.]

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

[Recognition Award Winner] What’s Love Got to Do with…Careers?

By Tara Iagulli

The complexities introduced into career counseling by couples provide challenges that foster creative energy and problem solving, particularly the issues surrounding romantic relationships. Here are concrete suggestions for connecting on a deep level with students to help them manage their major life transitions, while priming the pump for future development work. [Editor's Note: This article was recognized by NCDA in 2016 for the author's contribution to the web magazine. Career Convergence is re-running the article in July 2020 in honor of all award winners typically recognized at the annual NCDA Global Career Development Conference.]

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Independent Practice

[Recognition Award Winner] Using Adlerian Counseling Strategies to Help Career Clients Design Their Futures

By Mariagrazia Buttitta and Marion Cavallaro

The purpose of this article is to provide career practitioners with specific techniques that integrate three effective Adlerian Counseling strategies during the various stages of career counseling: (a) the strength-based interview, (b) early recollections, and (c) the "acting as if" technique. [Editor's Note: This article was recognized by NCDA in 2020 for the authors' contribution to the web magazine. Career Convergence is re-running the article in July 2020 in honor of all award winners typically recognized at the annual NCDA Global Career Development Conference.]

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K-12

[Recognition Award Winner] Career Development Keys to Post-School Transition Success for Students with ADHD

By Abiola Dipeolu, Jessica L. Sniatecki, and Marvin Lalin

Career counselors possess the skills necessary to assist students with ADHD attain post-school transition success given their unique blend of skills and training. This article will discuss targeted career counseling and development ideas and activities aimed at helping students with ADHD successfully prepare for the world of work. [Editor's Note: This article was recognized by NCDA in 2013 for the authors' contribution to the web magazine. Career Convergence is re-running the article in July 2020 in honor of all award winners typically recognized at the annual NCDA Global Career Development Conference.]

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Post-Secondary

[Recognition Award Winner] Cultural Blind Spots in Career Counseling with International Students

By Satomi Yaji Chudasama

Cultural differences encountered by international students during the job search process are evident. What about cultural differences that should be considered while providing career counseling to this group? This article explores cultural blind spots that are easily overlooked by counselors. [Editor's Note: This article was recognized by NCDA in 2010 for the author's contribution to the web magazine. Career Convergence is re-running the article in July 2020 in honor of all award winners typically recognized at the annual NCDA Global Career Development Conference.]

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Workplaces

[Recognition Award Winner] What Career Counselors Need to Know About Refugees

By Shadin Atiyeh

In response to the negative stereotypes of refugees, the crisis in Syria, and the wavering commitment to increase arrivals to the United States, the career counseling profession has a role in advocating for and serving refugees. This article offers a background on the refugee experience and how career counselors can respond. [Editor's Note: This article was recognized by NCDA in 2018 for the author's contribution to the web magazine. Career Convergence is re-running the article in July 2020 in honor of all award winners typically recognized at the annual NCDA Global Career Development Conference.]

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NCDA News

Funding Knowledge Creation

By Patrick Akos and Roni White

Research plays a fundamental and expansive role in the work of our association, as evidenced by publications, grants, and committee work. Members who need assistance with research, such as reaching potential participants or securing funds to complete research, find support from NCDA. The 2020 Graduate Student Research Award Winner and 2020 Career Development Quarterly award winning article are announced.

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Tech Tips

NCDA’s Conference App

Conference apps allow participants to make the most of the conference. Registered conference participants must visit their app store and search for NCDA to download the NCDA conference app or use the desktop version, https://event.crowdcompass.com/ncda2020. The app will allow participants to take notes during sessions, access handouts and presenters' bios, receive messages from other participants and post electronic business cards. Participants can also sign up to receive notifications updates, explore virtual exhibitors/sponsor, and search for constituency-based sessions.

The 2020 NCDA Virtual Conference requires the app and is limited to participants only. The app opens July 9th. Questions? Email mpowell@ncda.org

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