Friday, October 19, 2018: Training for New & Aspiring Career Counselors
Location: Curry Student Center Room 340
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
For individuals new to the field, paraprofessionals, those whose job has some elements of career counseling but may not have it as the primary function, and for those wanting to break into the field of career counseling.
What makes a good career counselor? How do I work most effectively with my clients? Is my knowledge of the World of Work sufficient? What are the latest tools and approaches that career counselors use?
In this introductory seminar, participants use interactive exercises, role plays, small groups and case studies to broaden their understanding of the career development process, with particular emphasis on the helping relationship.
Topics to be covered:
- Career Development – Definition and Models
- The Role of the Career Development Professional
- Career Development Theory – How it Helps
- Ethical Guidelines
- Career Information and Resources
Amy Mazur, Ed.M, NCC, is a Career Development Specialist and Counselor Educator who has been working in the field for over 20 years, and who assists individuals to begin, renew and advance their careers. Her expertise also includes educating, training and mentoring professionals in career and workforce development on using counseling skills to foster growth and change. Prior to her work in private practice, Amy was a Career Counselor and Assistant Director of Career Services at the Women’s Educational & Industrial Union, where in addition to individual and group work, she created and developed the Professional Development Seminars Series for career development professionals. Aside from coordinating the current seminar series through the Career Counselor’s Consortium, Amy also trains and mentors new Career Counselors locally, regionally and nationally. As adjunct faculty at Lesley University’s Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences for over ten years, she taught Vocational Development & Career Counseling.
Amy received her Master’s of Education from Harvard University in Counseling & Consulting Psychology, and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), and is a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Amy also provides Career Counseling at JVS CareerSolution.
Some comments from previous Training for New & Aspiring Career Counselors:
- Amy provided excellent guidance and feedback regarding the challenges new counselors face. I feel much more empowered to better serve my students!
- Amy is so knowledgeable and passionate, and that makes me more excited about this career. Information provided was extremely helpful and style of seminar (interactive) was excellent!