Narrative Career Counselling for People with Refugee Backgrounds

  • Peyman AbkhezrEmail author
  • Mary McMahon


For people with refugee backgrounds, pursuing a meaningful career in their country of resettlement is important for their successful integration. However, for many, achieving this is a challenging process. Career counsellors may have a role to play in facilitating the transition and integration of people with refugee backgrounds, and narrative career counselling has much to offer. This article discusses the impact of prolonged transition under difficult circumstances on people with refugee backgrounds, and the potential contribution of narrative career counselling in assisting them. In particular, it identifies cultural considerations for narrative career counsellors who work with people with refugee backgrounds.


Career counselling Narrative career counselling Refugees Resettlement 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education, School of Cultural and Professional LearningQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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