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Career Development Intervention as Mental Health Support
Client mental health improves as a result of career development. Practitioners can reliably bolster client mental health if they are aware of and intentional about the wide-ranging effects of career development and their associated mental health benefits. These benefits can be achieved with the competencies career development practitioners already possess and typically within their current roles.

Further, when practitioners become aware of the role of stress pervading virtually all career interventions, they are better able to assist clients to control their stress in ways typically neglected by the mental health movement. The current focus on mental health and stress reduction is dominated by strategies for managing the effects of stress through activities such as exercise, meditation, and healthy eating. These activities are certainly worthwhile, but they miss what is almost a daily part of career development practice: learning skills that will help deal with the demands resulting in stress rather than only the effects of stress.

With a slight shift in career development practice, practitioners can take what they already do and help clients mitigate potentially negative consequences of stress while also encouraging the client to develop long-term coping skills.
The specific objectives of the webinar are to:
• Clarify the relationships between mental illness, mental health, and career development
• Identify five sets of career development outcomes or effects and how they contribute to mental health
• Explain a model of stress control in which career development intervention is a pivotal aid to addressing short-term and long-term stress

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Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, ACT - 11:00
South Australia - 10:30
Queensland - 10:00
Northern Territory - 09:30
Western Australia - 08:00


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Nov 4, 2021 11:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Dave E. Redekopp
President @Life-Role Development Group Ltd
Dave is president of the Life-Role Development Group Ltd. and has been an avid champion of career development since 1988. He has been awarded provincial and national awards in career development and is widely recognized in Canada as a thought leader in the field. His career development expertise afforded him the privilege of teaching thousands of practitioners, developing dozens of courses, delivering hundreds of talks, conducting a number of research studies, and developing a host of career development resources for practitioners and the public. Dave holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta. Dave and co-presenter Michael Huston are the co-authors of Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide.
Michael Huston
Associate Professor @Mount Royal University in Calgary
Michael has been involved in the career development field as a counsellor, practitioner, trainer, and counsellor educator since the early 1990s. He is a Registered Psychologist, counsellor, and associate professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where he provides counselling addressing personal, educational, and career-related concerns. Michael continues to teach graduate courses and facilitate practitioner workshops focused on counselling skills and intervention strategies. His areas of interest and exploration include counsellor training, career intervention, stress and coping, and counselling outcomes and evaluation. He is particularly interested in the various connections between career development, mental health, mental illness, and wellbeing.