This free webinar with Mei Tang is a part of a webinar series that offers you the opportunity to further explore the career theories and models compiled in CERIC’s new book Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice.
Webinars are led by the contributing authors to the book
Overview of Mei’s webinar:
Uncertainty in the future work environment is the new norm for a majority of people in the current social and economic context. Finding an occupational fit, fostering aspiration and motivation, learning decision-making skills, and developing adaptability are all recommendations to deal with the challenge; however, if individuals’ personal and contextual factors are not adequately taken into consideration, these great ideas might fail. Without ecological validity in career interventions, we are unable to help people achieve their optimal potential. The goal of ecological counselling is to help clients find concordance, or positive accommodation between themselves and their environment in all of their life aspects.
In this free webinar, Mei Tang will introduce the ecological career counselling model with an aim for practitioners to acquire strategies to help individuals optimize assets and overcome barriers in the ecosystem in order to achieve sustainable outcomes from our career interventions.
• Broaden understanding of interaction of individuals and ecosystem including family, school, work setting, and socioeconomic and cultural context
• Use ecological assessment to sort out resources and barriers for clients at each level of the ecological system
• Identify personally meaningful and ecologically valid goals for individual career development through clarification of role and life purpose
• Optimize person-environment dynamic development by integrating roles, needs, resources and barriers in each layer of their ecosystem
• Facilitate empowerment and resilience-building of clients through a collaborative process with clients
About the presenter:
Mei Tang, PhD, LPC, Professor, Counselling Program at the University of Cincinnati, US. She has served in various roles in professional organizations for counselling and career development for over 20 years. Her teaching and research focus includes multicultural issues in counselling, career development of minorities, cultural identity and acculturation, counsellor education and supervision, assessment and evaluation, and application of ecological counselling.
Mei Tang is also one of the authors of the Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice book, Chapter 38 – Ecological Career Counselling Model: Enhancing Accordance of Person and Environment for a Meaningful Life.