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A psychodynamic approach on group career counseling: A Brazilian experience of 40 years

  • Yvette Piha Lehman
  • Marcelo Afonso RibeiroEmail author
  • Maria da Conceição Coropos Uvaldo
  • Fabiano Fonseca da Silva
Original paper

Abstract

Career guidance and career counselling have traditionally been conducted in an individualized fashion focusing on the counsellor-client relationship. Specialized literature, however, points to the potential use of group strategies. This article seeks to contribute to the advancement of studies in group career counselling practices, by introducing and discussing the theoretical-technical group career counselling model that was developed, evaluated and consolidated in Brazil over the past 40 years. It is an unstructured group intervention model with a therapeutic objective based on a psychodynamic approach. Limitations and potentialities of this group intervention and model are discussed.

Keywords

Group counselling Psychodynamic counselling Career counselling 

Résumé.Une approche psychodynamique du conseil de carrière de groupe: 40 ans d’expérience au Brésil

Le conseil en orientation et le conseil de carrière sont traditionnellement menés de manière individuelle, se focalisant sur la relation conseiller-client. La littérature spécialisée, toutefois, met en avant l’utilisation potentielle de stratégies de groupe. Dans cet article, nous visons à faire progresser les pratiques du conseil de carrière de groupe en introduisant et discutant le modèle théorique-technique du groupe en conseil de carrière qui fut développé, évalué, et consolidé au Brésil durant les 40 dernières années. Il s’agit d’un modèle d’intervention de groupe non structuré comprenant un objectif thérapeutique basé sur une approche psychodynamique. Les apports et limites de ce modèle d’intervention de groupe sont discutés.

Zusammenfassung. Ein psychodynamischer Ansatz zur Berufsberatung in Gruppen: 40 Jahre Erfahrung in Brasilien

Laufbahn- und Berufsberatung beziehen sich auf die Berater-Klient Beziehung und wurden traditionell individuell durchgeführt. Die Fachliteratur weist jedoch auf den möglichen Einsatz von Gruppenstrategien hin. In diesem Artikel wollen wir die Karriereberatungspraktiken in Gruppen durch die Einführung und Diskussion des Modelles der theoretisch-technischen Gruppenberufsberatung fördern. Das Modell wurde in den vergangenen 40 Jahren entwickelt, ausgewertet und in Brasilien konsolidiert. Es ist ein unstrukturiertes Gruppen Interventionsmodell mit einem therapeutischen Ziel auf der Basis eines psychodynamischen Ansatzes. Die Vorteile und Grenzen dieses Gruppen Interventionsmodelles werden diskutiert.

Resumen. Un enfoque psicodinámico para la orientación profesional en grupo: 40 años de experiencia en Brasil

Tradicionalmente, tanto la orientación como el asesoramiento profesional han sido ejecutados de forma individualizada, centrados en la relación asesor-cliente. Sin embargo, la literatura especializada señala la importancia de las estrategias grupales. En esta artículo, se exploran los avances en la práctica de un modelo de orientación profesional grupal desarrollado, evaluado y consolidado en Brasil durante los últimos 40 años. Es un modelo de orientación grupal no estructurado con un objetivo terapéutico fundamentado en un enfoque psicodinámico. Finalmente, se discuten las ventajas e inconvenientes de este modelo.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yvette Piha Lehman
    • 1
  • Marcelo Afonso Ribeiro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria da Conceição Coropos Uvaldo
    • 1
  • Fabiano Fonseca da Silva
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Mackenzie UniversitySão PauloBrazil

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