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Training Career Practitioners for the Current Context

  • Spencer G. NilesEmail author
  • Raimo Vuorinen
  • Azra Karajic Siwiec
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Abstract

Training programs for career practitioners continue to increase in both quantity and quality. For example, international opportunities for those interested in career development facilitator training have increased substantially during the past decade. In this chapter we provide highlights of these developments as they have occurred throughout the world. The chapter details the substantial variability that exists regarding the training career practitioners receive. Finally, we make recommendations regarding minimal training standards and the need for more uniform language within our profession.

Keywords

Training Standards Career counselling Career coaching Career practitioner 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Spencer G. Niles
    • 1
    Email author
  • Raimo Vuorinen
    • 2
  • Azra Karajic Siwiec
    • 3
  1. 1.William & MaryWilliamsburgUSA
  2. 2.University of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  3. 3.Walsh UniversityNorth CantonUSA

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