Course Description & Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to teach participants the principles and practice of Life Designing & Career Construction Theory (CCT). CCT is a post-modern theory of career choice and development designed to help workers navigate career transitions by preparing them for a lifetime of change as they adjust and adapt to a dynamic and complex world of work. Narrative storytelling techniques are used to engage individuals in dialog as they narrate and re-narrate their vocational self-concepts. CCT integrates multiple career theories to help individuals address the What, How, and Why of career decision making. Clients experience an increase in clarity, confidence, career adaptability, resilience, and hope by becoming the managers of their own careers.

  • Use the Career Construction Interview to assist clients in identifying their career related needs, values, interests, beliefs, passion, and story

  • Describe and explain the importance of career/work in addressing issues related to, Resilience, Well-being, Adaptability, and Meaning & Mattering

  • Describe and explain the theoretical constructs of Career Construction Theory (CCT)

  • Describe and explain the Career Construction Interview (CCI) to clients

  • Learn how to ask clients the 5 Career Construction Interview questions

  • Analyze and process a client's responses to the Career Construction Interview questions

  • Identify themes and patterns in clients' stories

  • Assist clients in creating their Career/Life Portrait

  • Describe ethical use of the Career Construction Interview

  • Create an action plan, including goals and next steps, based on a client's current career concern/challenge

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Course Details (15 mins)

  • 3

    Module 2: Life Designing & Career Construction Theory (2 hour 26 mins)

    • Introduction (1:25)

    • Read Chapters 1 & 2: Life Design Counseling Manual (30:00)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: Life Designing for Career Construction (38:05)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: Principles of Career Construction Theory (38:48)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: Constructing Careers: Client as Actor, Agent, Author (26:00)

    • Complete Module Quiz (10:00)

  • 4

    Module 3: The Career Construction Interview (1 hour)

    • Introduction (2:01)

    • Read LDCC Chapter 3: Career Construction Interview (5:00)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: The Career Construction Interview (39:41)

    • Watch CCI Introductory Question Video Example (1:10)

    • Complete Module Quiz (10:00)

  • 5

    Module 4: Role Models (1 hour 5 mins)

    • Introduction (1:33)

    • Read LDCC Chapter 3: Role Models (5:00)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: Role Models (23:10)

    • Watch CCI Q1. Role Models Video Example (4:36)

    • Complete Case Study Quiz (15:00)

    • Complete Module Quiz (10:00)

  • 6

    Module 5: Favorite Magazines, TV Shows, Websites (1 hour 6 mins)

    • Introduction (1:00)

    • Read LDCC Chapter 3: Favorite Magazines, TV Shows, Websites (5:00)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: Favorite Magazines, TV Shows, Websites (21:30)

    • Watch CCI Q2. Favorite Magazines, TV Shows, Websites Video Example (8:24)

    • Complete Case Study Quiz (15:00)

    • Complete Module Quiz (10:00)

  • 7

    Module 6: Favorite Book or Movie (1 hour 2 mins)

    • Introduction (1:00)

    • Read LDCC Chapter 3: Favorite Book/Movie (5:00)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: Favorite Book/Movie (16:21)

    • Watch CCI Q3. Favorite Book/Movie Video Example (7:11)

    • Complete Case Study Quiz (15:00)

    • Complete Module Quiz (10:00)

  • 8

    Module 7: Favorite Saying (51 mins)

    • Introduction (1:00)

    • Read LDCC Chapter 3: Favorite Saying (5:00)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture (13:27)

    • Watch CCI Q4. Favorite Saying Video Example (6:11)

    • Complete Case Study Quiz (15:00)

    • Complete Module Quiz (10:00)

  • 9

    Module 8: Early Life Memories (1 hour 31 mins)

    • Introduction (1:52)

    • Read LDCC Chapter 3: Early Life Memories/Recollections (5:00)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture (36:02)

    • Watch CCI Q5. Early Life Memories Video Example (16:36)

    • Complete Case Study Quiz (15:00)

    • Complete Module Quiz (10:00)

  • 10

    Module 9: Closing the Career Construction Interview (28 mins)

    • Introduction (1:26)

    • Read LDCC Chapter 3: Closing the Career Construction Interview (5:00)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: Closing the CCI (8:45)

    • Watch CCI Closing Question Video Example (1:10)

    • Complete Module Quiz (10:00)

  • 11

    Module 10: Creating the Career Life Portrait & Mission Statement (1 hour 46 mins)

    • Introduction (2:06)

    • Read LDCC Chapter 4: Reconstructing a Life Portrait (30:00)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: Reconstructing a Life Portrait (49:01)

    • Complete Case Study Quiz (15:00)

    • Complete Module Quiz (10:00)

  • 12

    Module 11: Administering the My Career Story Workbook (2 hours 8 mins)

    • Introduction (1:51)

    • Read: MCS - An Autobiographical Workbook for Life-Career Success (20:00)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: My Career Story Workbook (6:27)

    • Complete the My Career Story Workbook (1 hour 30 mins)

    • Complete Module Quiz (10:00)

  • 13

    Module 12: CCI: Ethics, Multicultural Considerations & Common Mistakes (1 hour 11 mins)

    • Introduction (2:14)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: Ethics & Mutlicultral Considerations (22:22)

    • Watch Narrated Lecture: Common Mistakes (36:30)

    • Complete Module Quiz (10:00)