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Career Interest Profile (CIP) as a Life Design Counseling Intervention: A Case Study on an Italian PhD Student Using Both FCA and LAQuA as Qualitative Evaluation Tools

  • Ornella Bucci
  • Allison Creed
  • Annamaria Di FabioEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter describes the case study of a graduate student who, at the time of the research, was undertaking the first year of a PhD course. The young man participated in a life design counseling intervention through the Career Interest Profile (CIP) and completed two narrative instruments before and after the intervention: the Future Career Autobiography (FCA), a more traditional narrative instrument, and the Life Adaptability Qualitative Assessment (LAQuA), a promising innovative narrative instrument. The effectiveness of the life design counseling intervention using the CIP, evaluated through the FCA and the LAQuA, is discussed in the chapter. The results of the study revealed more specific life and occupational goals after the intervention as well as narrative changes in the adaptability dimensions. The life design counseling intervention using the CIP helped the participant to increase the awareness of himself and to develop his career and life paths.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ornella Bucci
    • 1
  • Allison Creed
    • 2
  • Annamaria Di Fabio
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Education and Psychology (Psychology Section)University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist EducationUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

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