Title

Work‐to‐School Transitions in the Age of the Displaced Worker: A Psychology of Working Perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2012

Abstract

Frank Parsons (1909) founded the vocational guidance movement more than 100 years ago within the context of a shift from an agricultural to an industrial workplace. Today, globalization, workforce diversity, and the financial instability related to the Great Recession present numerous challenges to workers across the economic spectrum. In addition to highlighting Parsons's continued influence on career counseling practice, the authors draw on David Blustein's (2006) psychology of working to enhance the understanding of the needs of dislocated workers. Using case examples, the authors demonstrate how to incorporate insights from the psychology of working to address social justice, financial, relational, and self‐determination concerns among this vulnerable population. Counseling strategies for clients in transition, especially those considering educational options, are provided.

Publication Title

The Career Development Quarterly

Volume

60

Issue

4

First Page

333

Last Page

342

DOI of Published Version

10.1002/j.2161-0045.2012.00025.x

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