Transitions: A framework for understanding career decision making after job loss or completing an educational or training experience
We are in times of unprecedented stress: economic, ecological, political, social. These stressful situations have created unplanned transitions for many who have lost jobs and for recent graduates are struggling with the transition from school to work. Dr. Goodman will describe how people typically experience transitions. Participants will then hear about methods to help oneself or others analyze their transition experience, understand their emotional reactions, and decide on next steps toward reemployment. The session will include the following components:
- Understanding internal and external barriers and pathways to successful (re)employment
- Modern and post modern approaches, including identity renegotiation
- Understanding spirituality and the need for a holistic understanding of life planning
- Exploring the role of hope and optimism in the career transition process.
Exercise: Exploring Non Events
Non event transitions are the ones, “An individual had expected but that did not occur, thereby altering his or her life” (Anderson, Goodman, & Schlossberg, 2012, p. 42).
- Brainstorm some non-event transitions. Remember that when they are gradual they are not always clearly identified by the client. Remember also that non career related transitions have an impact on individuals’ career development.
- Decide if the individual is hopeful or hopeless; if the transition was sudden or gradual; if it is (was) in or out of the person’s control.
- If you have time, discuss how you would approach a client experiencing this non-event transition.
TRANSITION CIRCUMSTANCES APPROACH
Ex. Not getting promoted hopeful, sudden, control
Jane Goodman, Goodman@oakland.edu
Based on Anderson, M., Goodman, J., and Schlossberg, N. K. (2012) Counseling adults in transition: Linking Schlossberg’s theory with practice in a diverse world. New York: Springer.
Dr. Goodman is Professor, Emerita, Counseling, at Oakland University in Michigan. She was 2001-2002 president of the American Counseling Association. She is a past president and Eminent Career Awardee of the National Career Development Association, Fellow of ACA and NCDA, the author of many articles and book chapters, in the area of transitions and career development, including the Fourth Edition of Counseling Adults in Transition (with Anderson and Schlossberg) and the NCDA Case Book (with Niles and Pope). Her awards include CSJ’s Ohanna award and Group Worker of the Year from the Michigan ASGW. She is the mother or stepmother of seven and has nine grandchildren on whom she dotes.
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Dr. Goodman is Professor, Emerita, Counseling, at Oakland University in Michigan. She was 2001-2002 president of the American Counseling Association. She is a past president and Eminent Career Awardee of the National Career Development Association, Fellow of ACA and NCDA, the author of many articles and book chapters, in the area of transitions and career development, including the Fourth Edition of Counseling Adults in Transition (with Anderson and Schlossberg) and the NCDA Case Book (with Niles and Pope). She is the mother or stepmother of seven and has nine grandchildren on whom she dotes. Having become a grandmother for the first time three weeks ago, I can understand how wonderful it is to be a grandmother! Welcome Jane!
- In these times of unprecedented stress, many career professionals, as well as their clients, have unplanned transitions. You are a transition expert. How do people typically experience transitions, specifically unplanned transitions?
- Could you describe an unplanned transition that you experienced and how you dealt with it?
- How can we help ourselves or others analyze our transition experience, understand our emotional reactions, and decide on next steps toward reemployment?
- What kinds of internal and external barriers and pathways do we have to successful (re)employment?
- What do you mean by modern and post modern approaches, such as identity renegotiation? Could you give an example?
- What role does spirituality have in making transitions? Why do we need a holistic understanding of life planning?
- What roles do hope and optimism have in the career transition process?
- What is kinds of non- event transitions have you experienced?
- I understand you are leading a counseling delegation to China this summer. Could you talk about that? How does that fit with your transition model?
- How do you see your life unfolding in the next decade or two?
- Could you summarize the ways that one can manage transitions in these stressful times?