Features

Disclosing a Hidden Disability in the Employment Setting

By Trish Thoburn

Choosing to disclose a hidden disability as a job candidate or as an employee can be a highly personal and sometimes challenging decision. However, understanding the benefits and potential concerns of disclosure, as well as some important guidelines if one chooses to disclose, will enable career practitioners to support and guide clients through this process.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Putting the Career Counselor Hat On

By Natasha Barnes

Counseling students enter training programs wearing many “hats.” While in the program, they begin to identify professional interests. A career counseling “hat” seems harder for students to identify with, so it is important that counselor educators find innovative ways to engage students in a career counseling course.

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Independent Practice

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.

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K-12

Mini Med School - Fun, Hands-on Exposure to the Medical Field for High Schoolers

By Kyle Enfield, Frank Lawson, & Caroline Bertrand

Inspired by University of Virginia’s (UVA) Mini Med School, medical professionals work with teachers and students to plan and deliver presentations to expose rural high school students to a variety of medical careers. The focus is on hands on experience - suturing pigs’ feet, correlating brain anatomy to MRI scans, extracting a patient from a car - bridging the theoretical with the practical.

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Post-Secondary

From University to Employment: Perfectionism in International Students Living in the United States

By Terah Davis & Thommi Lawson

Using multicultural-inclusive theoretical orientations, research, and best practices, this article aims to provide practice recommendations for career and college counselors working with international students who seek employment in the United States. Effective strategies for meeting the career development needs of international students upon graduation from an American post-secondary institution are explored.

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Workplaces

A Unique Approach to Career-Focused Prison Reentry Programming

By Victoria A. Shivy

The career development of people returning from prison to society (reentrants) continues to be a focused area of research and practice. Prison-based equine-facilitated animal programming (PEP) is offered in many jurisdictions and, although controversial, may have unique effects when combined with more traditional reentry modalities. Results of a mixed-methods investigation of an existing PEP are discussed in the context of career development.

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NCDA News

Complete College America Releases New Report Linking Career Choice, Guided Pathways and Early Momentum in Higher Education

By Paul Timmins and Kate Vaulter

This new report provides guidance and best practices for creating a "Purpose First" student experience at colleges and universities. NCDA has been partnering with Complete College America on its “Purpose First” project. The press release and link to the report are included in this article.

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Tech Tips

Checking ADA Compliance

If you or your organization has a website that requires ADA compliance, there are several online free checkers that are available to ensure compliance. A Checker https://achecker.ca/checker/index.php  is a particularly simple one. Just enter the url of the page you want examined and A Checker will show you which parts of the page have issues such as a lack of alt text for your images, or insufficient contrast for reading by visually impaired individuals. The Usability Geek site https://usabilitygeek.com/10-free-web-based-web-site-accessibility-evaluation-tools/ has a few more tools you can check out.

- Tip provided by Dr. Janet Wall, ceuonestop@gmail.com

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