PBM123 Career counselling

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Lenka Hloušková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Lenka Hloušková, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ivana Klusáková
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Thu 16:00–17:40 C43
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to present students in the possibilities and methodology of the guidance and counselling process according to selected theories of career decision making and career development theories. The course processed from self-assesment of the student, resulting in a portfolio, throughout the reflection of the specifics of working with various types of clients' orders, to the training of selected parts of the counseling interview.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- identify similarities and differences between theories and comparison its implication for guidance counselling process
- produce a respectful and supportive environment for client
- formulate an offer for a counselling agreementt with client, specifying objectives and approaches that suit the client´s priorities and resources
- assess different types of information/information resources together with client based on their interests and competences of the client
- apply suitable models/theory for decision making, for support or planning career development of the client
- argue for their preparation/scenario for first counselling meeting
  • Course outline:
  • 1. Career guidance services in the Czech Republic and Europe, trends in conceiving and services provision, quality evaluation of career guidance services, the role of this services for employment policy, education policy and social inclusion policy.
  • 2. Career education as parts of career guidance services
  • 3. Career information and support people in obtaining and using the relevant information about themselves, the labour market and educational opportunities
  • 4. Theories focusing on content: teories of career choice and decision making (e.g. Parsons, Holland, Schein) and how to use it in the guidance process
  • 5. Theories of focusing on life-span process(Ginsber, Super)and how to use it in the guidance process
  • 6. Currently theories of career development (Peavey, McMahon, Savickas) and how to use it in the guidance process
  • 7. Career guidance counselling (process, aims, stage, scenarios and methodology of guidance process to support of career choice and career development of the client
  • 8.-10. Training and reflection (contract between counsellor and client, counseling interview, career planning, professional dilemma, creativity in guidance and counselling etc.)
  • 11. Scenarios of the first counseling meeting.
    required literature
  • KOŠŤÁLOVÁ, Helena and Markéta CUDLÍNOVÁ. Praktický průvodce kariérového poradce pro 21. století. První vydání. Praha: Evropská kontaktní skupina, 2015. 55 stran. ISBN 9788087993019. info
  • SHARF, Richard S. Applying career development theory to counseling. 6th ed., International ed. Australia: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, 2013. xviii, 498. ISBN 9781285176062. info
  • PEAVY, R. Vance. Sociodynamické poradenství : konstruktivistická perspektiva. Praha: Dům zahraniční spolupráce pro Centrum Euroguidance, 2013. 274 stran. ISBN 9788087335550. info
  • MEZERA, Antonín. Pro jaké povolání se hodím? : jak si vybrat střední a vyšší odbornou školu a snad i budoucí povolání. 2. aktualiz. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2008. viii, 296. ISBN 9788025123959. info
  • HANSEN, Ellen. Kariérové poradenství : příručka pro země s nízkými a středními příjmy. Vyd. 1. Praha: Dům zahraničních služeb MŠMT, 2007. x, 110. ISBN 9788090400528. info
  • KIDD, Jennifer M. Understanding career counselling : theory, research and practice. 1st pub. London: SAGE Publications, 2006. xiii, 160. ISBN 1412903394. info
  • BOLLES, Richard Nelson. Jaké barvy je tvůj padák? : praktický manuál jak si najít práci a novou kariéru. Vyd. pro rok 1996. Praha: Pragma, 1998. 424 s. ISBN 8072056042. info
    recommended literature
  • VENDEL, Štefan. Kariérní poradenství. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2008. 224 s. ISBN 9788024717319. info
    not specified
  • Hooley, T., Sultana, R., Thomsen, R. (Eds.) Career guidance for social justice. Routledge, 2018
  • NILES, Spencer G. and JoAnn HARRIS-BOWLSBEY. Career development interventions in the 21st century. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall, 2005. xxi, 476. ISBN 0131137816. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, exercises and class discussion, self-study, training/reflective learning.
Assessment methods
Fulfilling requirements: portfolio, attendance of the training counseling interview and discussion of the scenario of the first counseling meeting.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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