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 Pat Schwallie-Giddis

                       

Cultivating Career Development Saavy Youth, from K-12 On Up


Thursday, July 8, 2010, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mt, Noon Central, 1 pm EST, 2 pm Atlantic, 7 pm Zurich, 8 pm Istanbul


Dr. Pat will talk about preparing young people for careers, starting at the elementary level. By middle school, young people develop attitudes about work. Once they are in high school, they need to focus on the career planning process and to think about how they are going to lead the rest of their lives. Counselors can work with teachers to implement these goals. Do activities below and share with your clients to apply speaker's concepts.  Click on link below forms to download original files.


Activity 1:  Values and Preferences:  What's Most Important to You?


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Activity 2:  Transferable Skills: What Do You Do Well?

 

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Bio

Pat Schwallie-Giddis is the most recent past president of the National Career Development Association and department chair for counseling and human development (school, rehabilitation, clinical mental health) at George Washington University.  Pat was one of the authors of the American School Counseling Association Guidelines. She has been recognized as a champion of counseling and career development throughout the country. She has spoken to groups of professionals in almost every state in the U.S. as well as Germany and Russia. Dr. Pat formerly served as the Associate and Interim Executive Director of the American Counseling Association


Dr. Pat has been recognized many times for her untiring service to education and counseling including the American Counseling Association, Carl D. Perkins Legislative Award and the Spirit of America Award from the AVA/Guidance Division and the United States Air Force. Most recently she was chosen to receive the honor of an American Counseling Association "Fellow" for her distinguished career in the field of counseling.


Dr. Pat's research interests include studying the effectiveness of school counselors, the impact of comprehensive school counseling programs and most recently the study of the impact of the National Model for School Counseling Programs. She is also very interested in career development for young women with learning disabilities.


Contact

Office phone: 202.994.6856

E-mail: drpat@gwu.edu

 

Publications


Pat has co-authored several articles and three books. The most current book is on Counseling Activities for Life Skills and Career Development, which includes team building, self-management and goal setting.




Dedmond, R.M. & P. Schwallie-Giddis. 2006. Career counseling in schools. In Career Counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications. D. Capuzzi & M.D. Stauffer, Eds. Boston:Pearson Education, Inc.


Schwallie-Giddis, P. & Kobylarz, L. (2002). Career development: Preparing students for the 21st century. In J. Wittmer et. al (Eds.) Managing your school counseling program; K-12 developmental strategies. Revised Edition. Minneapolis, MN: Education Media Corps.


Schwallie-Giddis, P. & Allen, J. (1998). Building Partnerships. In J. Allen et. al. (Eds.), School counseling: New perspectives and practices. Greensboro, NC: ERIC/CASS

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Introduction


This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-interviews.  Our guest today, Dr. Pat Schwallie-Giddis, is the most recent past president of the National Career Development Association and department chair for counseling and human development (school, rehabilitation, clinical mental health) at George Washington University.  Pat was one of the authors of the American School Counseling Association Guidelines.

 

The minute Pat chooses a goal, she puts it into effect. Considering that she is usually doing three things at once, it is amazing that she puts her intentions into action so effeciently and effectively.  I believe the key is her postive outlook on life and relationship building skills. She believes in the best of all people and continually works to bring out the best in everybody.

 

Interview Questions

 

  1. First of all, I love your values, preferences, and transferable skills activities and hope listeners have a chance to do these activities. What did you learn about yourself when you applied this activity to your own career development?
  2. Pat, you were one of the authors of the American School Counseling Association Guidelines.  What are these guidelines, where can we find them and how did you get involved as an author of these guidelines?
  3. In your blurb announcing this interview, you said that we need to provide career advising at all levels - elementary school, middle school, and high school on up.  In my next few questions, I am going to ask you to explain how we can address each level.
  4. You say that we need to start preparing young people for careers at the elementary school level?  How can we start preparing children at that level when many do not yet know their multiplcation tables?
  5. How can we provide career support for children at middle school level?
  6. What are some of the challenges of providing career support to high school students and how can we overcome these challenges?  What kinds of support can we provide high school students?
  7. How can we provide career resources when school counselors are being laid off? What jobs are available for laid-off school counselors?
  8. How can rehabilitation counselors, career counselors, and other counselors, support the schools in providing career services to young people?
  9. Now that you have completed your term as president of the National Career Development Association (and I want to complement you on the wonderful conference in San Francisco last week), what new projects are you thinking about?
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Closing


Thank you Pat! I don't know how you do it.  A couple days after presiding over the largest NCDA conference ever, you have been so kind to be interviewed by me today. Now I hope you can catch a bit of Rest and Relaxation, but knowing you, I bet you have another project coming up soon....


Listeners, stay tuned for a broad range of topics this month. Here are upcoming July Tele-Interviews...

 

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