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A Construção da Vida: Um Novo Paradigma para Entender a Carreira no Século XXI

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Author(s): Maria Eduarda Duarte | Maria Célia Lassance | Mark L. Savickas | Laura Nota | Jerome Rossier | Jean-Pierre Dauwalder | Jean Guichard | Salvatore Soresi | Raoul Van Esbroeck | Annelies E. M. van Vianen

Journal: Revista Interamericana de Psicología
ISSN 0034-9690

Volume: 44;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 392;
Date: 2010;
Original page

ABSTRACT
At the beginning of the 21st century, a new social arrangement of work poses a series of questions and challenges to scholars who aim to help people develop their working lives. Given the globalization of career counseling, we decided to address these issues and then to formulate potentially innovative responses in an international forum. We used this approach to avoid the difficulties of creating models and methods in one country and then trying to export them to other countries where they would be adapted for use. This article presents the initial outcome of this collaboration, a counseling model and methods. The life-designing model for career intervention endorses five presuppositions about people and their work lives: contextual possibilities, dynamic processes, non-linear progression, multiple perspectives, and personal patterns. Thinking from these five presuppositions, we have crafted a contextualized model based on the epistemology of social constructionism, particularly recognizing that an individual's knowledge and identity are the product of social interaction and that meaning is oconstructed through discourse. The life-design framework for counseling implements the theories of self-constructing (Guichard, 2005) and career construction (Savickas, 2005) that describe vocational behavior and its development. Thus, the framework is structured to be life-long, holistic, contextual, and preventive.
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