Career counseling with cliets whose interests are unclear.

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Gürbüz F.

Fourteenth International Balkan Congress for Education and Science., Ohrid, Macedonia, 5 - 07 September 2019, pp.85

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Ohrid
  • Country: Macedonia
  • Page Numbers: pp.85
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Individuals participating in the career counseling process usually; start the counseling process, continue the sessions with the counselor and terminate the counseling process when the desired benefit is achieved.Career counselors working with such normal clients usually do not encounter serious problems and the counseling process results as anticipated.However, some clients come to the counselling process with specific problems.While experienced counselors do not have difficulty identifying clients with specific problems, inexperienced or partially less experienced counselors facing these problems may have difficulty in determining how to handle the problem and what is the best intervention for the benefit of the client.This study focuses on those clients whose interests are unclear in career counseling.

The fact that the client's interests are very limited or not clear in any field is perhaps one of the most common client problems in career counseling.These clients; they may be uninformed about themselves and professions; they may be experiencing uncertainty and disorder regarding identity complexity and sense of identity.In addition, they may be suffering from depression or have low self-esteem.

The techniques that consultants can use when working with clients whose interests are unclear: “Elimination of cognitive blocks and reconstruction” and “Determination of realistic strategies”. These techniques help to collect the dispersed interests of clients. With the increasing importance given to career counseling in education, students will be able to choose departments according to their own interests, abilities and values.Students who go to departments that are appropriate to their interests, abilities and values will be more ready for the education provided to them and this will improve the quality of education.The aim of this study is to improve the quality of education by solving one of the problems encountered in guidance services in education.