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Principles and Practices for Psychodynamic Group Career Counseling - Head Work

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This book proposes new insights into not only vocational choices, but, more widely, unconscious processes potentially affecting career decisions, strategies and adjustment. It constitutes the first manual providing a well–designed intervention of group career counseling grounded in a psychodynamic framework. In terms of application, the intervention discussed here is suitable for clients across different stages of career paths and professional growth, such as the entry into the labor market, work transitions and career development. It includes a detailed description of the career counseling sessions, technical aspects and methodological tools, along with helpful case illustrations, examples and scripts. The book will be of interest for an international audience, particularly psychologists providing career services or dealing with career–related issues in clinical practice. Furthermore, it represents a relevant source of information for researchers and practitioners in the field of career counseling and vocational guidance.

Author Biography

Andrea Caputo is a psychologist, psychotherapist, consultant in the field of career counseling, professional development and organizational assessment. He obtained a PsyD in Health Psychology and a PhD in Dynamic and Clinical Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome in 2014 and 2018 respectively. He authored more than 50 journal articles and 6 book chapters. Chiara Fregonese is a psychologist and an organizational consultant working globally in the field of group counseling, training intervention, individual consultancy and action-research. She obtained a PhD in Dynamic and Clinical Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome in 2018, and has authored several research works about career development, professional training and organizational consultancy.Viviana Langher is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome, where she obtained a PsyD and a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1996 and 2003 respectively. She has authored about 70 articles in national and international journals and around 20 books and chapters in the field of clinical psychology.
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