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dc.contributor.authorCollins, Sandra
dc.identifier.other2007 Annual National Career Development Association (NCDA) Global Conference in Seattle, WA, July 6-8, 2007
dc.descriptionOur presentation was very well received at the conference. Participants were quite engaged in the topic. We had a particularly good discussion about some of the barriers to moving the social justice agenda forward within the work of individual clients but also within the field of career development generally. This was predominantly an American audience and although our data collection is currently limited to Canadian and Australian career practitioners, participants were very keen to hear the results and expressed a wish that we would considered implementing the survey with an America audience down the road. Some opportunities for follow up within the NCDA both in terms of data collection and further presentations may result. It was also interesting to be able to identity areas together where further training is required (either at within educational programs or as professional development offerings) for practitioners to feel more competent in engaging in social justice activities. This information will be useful to us as we continue our own curriculum development and other writing projects. We have had difficulty making good connections within the disabilities field with individual interested in social justice issues and some of the networking at this presentation may be of value to our future inclusion of issues related to persons with disabilities in our work on infusing cultural considerations into counselling and expanding the roles of psychologists and counsellor to include social justice activities. The content of the powerpoint presentation is being combined with other materials we have been working on in a number of papers that are currently in draft format.en
dc.description.abstractThrough attending this workshop, participants will gain knowledge about the concept of social justice, how this concept is connected to cultural diversity and systemic influences on career development, and how career interventions can be infused with social justice principles and practices. This presentation will discuss the connections between cultural diversity, social justice, and effective career counselling practices. Participants will explore their views of social justice and consider ways that they can overcome barriers and expand career counselling roles through infusing social justice principles and practices. Examples from research with career counsellors in Canada and Australia will be used to highlight common barriers to implementing social justice interventions. Examples will also highlight best of practices and ways of connecting social justice to career counselling roles and interventions. The increasing emphasis on socio-cultural and political influences on career makes this topic relevant for career counselors in all settings.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAcademic & Professional Development Fund (A&PDF)en
dc.subjectcultural diversityen
dc.subjectsocial justiceen
dc.subjecteffective career counselling practicesen
dc.titleSocial Justice and Career Development Practicesen

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