April 26, 2013

Georgia Careeer Development Association Event

Integrative Career Counseling: Working with the Whole Client

Mercer University - Atlanta Campus

Friday April 26, 2013


Integrative Career Counseling: Working with the Whole Client


Featuring: Karen James Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC


Location: Mercer University - Atlanta Campus - Nursing School, Room 137

Date: April 26, 2013


Registration/Breakfast: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM


Workshop: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


6 CEUs available visit

Robbie Brawner Ouzts President GCDA 404-894-3922





About the Workshop:


Clients come to us because they need help with their careers, but we quickly discover that career issues are inextricably linked to other life problems--depression, anxiety, divorce, substance abuse, medical issues. Integrative Career Counseling is a simple but powerful framework for working with everything the client is struggling with, without losing sight of the career goal. ICC supports endless variety and creativity in career counseling because it is a model for thinking about what interventions to use and when to deploy them, not a prescription of what to do. ICC can be adapted to a range of settings, from private practice to workforce development centers and academic counseling environments.

This full day workshop will introduce participants to the four levels of Integrative Career Counseling, and provide both suggested interventions for each level as well as guidelines for participants to design their own unique interventions. We will devote time to the all-important intake session, focusing on techniques that engage clients and bring them back for more. Participants will have the opportunity to practice new techniques.

If you have ever felt overwhelmed by a client's multiple challenges, or puzzled about how to get at the issue that you know is really interfering with a client's progress, this workshop will give you the tools you need.

About Karen:

Karen James Chopra is a therapist (LPC), Master Career Counselor (MCC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with a private practice in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Coaching Career Clients on Salary and Other Workplace Negotiations and numerous other articles on the business and practice of career counseling and the creator of the Integrative Career Counseling (ICC) model. Through her Savvy Career Counselor business, she provides private practice consulting to career counselors and coaches. She received her M.A. in Community Counseling from the George Washington University, and her B.A. from the University of Virginia. She also has a master's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Prior to becoming a career counselor, Ms. Chopra worked on trade issues for the U.S. Government at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.


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