The Pattern Identification Exercise

  • Norman Amundson
  • Barbara A. Smith
Part of the Career Development Series book series (CADE)


The Pattern Identification Exercise (PIE) has been used as a qualitative assessment process in career, personal, and mental health counselling. It has been refined over a thirty-year period of time in Canada and in many other countries. We continue to be amazed at the results that can be realised through this seemingly simple and direct exploratory approach.


Career Development Analogical Reasoning Career Counseling Mental Health Counselling Vocational Guidance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Amundson
    • 1
  • Barbara A. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of British ColumbiaCanada
  2. 2.The University of British ColumbiaCanada

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