Practitioner Resources

The resources contained on this page are intended to support you and learners / clients.

  • The most recent 10 resources uploaded (accross all areas of practice) are displayed below
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  • Many resources are provided in English AND Irish (GA indicates 'as Gaeilge')

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YOU CAN ACCESS A SHORT VIDEO GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THIS SECTION HERE. If you have any queries about these resources please e-mail: ncgeinfo@ncge.ie


Navigating the Horizon (TED Talk)

This video presentation focuses on a paradigm shift in the conceptualisation of career. In the labour market a career is not chosen, it is constructed through a series of choices we make throughout our lives. This transformation in the concept of career has implications to the widening paradigm of lifelong guidance and how lifelong career management skills and transversal employability skills can be learned as a continuum from comprehensive education to higher education and adult learning. There is also evidence that in addition to learning outcomes on individual level, coherent career education programmes have wider economic and social outcomes. The beneficiaries include individuals, families, communities and the organisations where they study and work, as well as society as a whole. There is an extensive research base which indicates that lifelong guidance is most effective where it meaningfully connects to the wider experience and lives of individuals and provides services relevant to their needs. It should recognise the diversity of individuals and provide services relevant to their need by combining a range of different interventions. It should also encourage the acquisition of lifelong career management skills.

You can view video recording on YouTube by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
15/12/2015

Raimo Vuorinen

Developing My Career Path, Developing My Learning
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Telephone and Remote Platform Approaches to Career Development

Technology can be transformative, improving the experience and outcomes, for both the client and the guidance counsellor. In order to use technology well, it is important to review how existing skills can be transferred to other mediums. This webinar looks at some of the key components of integrating telephone work into guidance practice including many key areas such as adapting and strengthening preexisting skills and tactics

You can view webinar recording on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
07/09/2015

Liane Hambly


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Career Sailboat Model as a tool for the Guidance Counsellor

There are numerous career development theories and models. The Career Sailboat Model (CSM) was created to enhance the process of career decision-making which emerges within four interactive dimensions - individual, social, political-legal-economical and chance.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
25/02/2015

Fidan Korkut-Owen, Selen Demirtaş-Zorbaz, Tansu Mutlu–Süral

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Career-Sailboat-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Career-Sailboat-GA.pdf
Developing My Career Path, Developing Myself
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Self-Care: Some Prescriptions for Calm Living

This article focuses on what you can do about stress and stressors in your life, rather than on abstract concepts of stress.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'

 



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
20/08/2014

Gerard Blanche

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Self-Care-Calm-Living-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Self-Care-Calm-Living-GA.pdf

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Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas in Guidance Counselling

This article offers a practical tool to support guidance counsellors in their responsibility to manage ethical aspects of their work. That tool consists of a procedure to formalise the making of ethical decisions.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'

 



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
05/02/2014

Ronny Swain

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Ethical-Dilemmas-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Ethical-Dilemmas-GA.pdf
Developing Myself
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Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students: The role of Guidance Counsellors

The resource offers advice to guidance counsellors as they support LGBT students; address homophobic bullying and name-calling and contribute to creating and maintaining schools as safe, supportive and affirming places for all students regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
03/12/2013

NCGE / GLEN

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-GLEN-EN.PDF
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-GLEN-GA.pdf

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Towards a more playful and politicised practice of guidance counselling

A creative approach to research and counselling encourages the expression of multiple truths exposing knowledge as socially constructed (Eisner, 1988) and therefore open to reconstruction. This paper is in the form of a short narrative trail through ideas about identity and the power of discourse and language in constructing what we take to be real.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
12/11/2013

Dr. Grace O'Grady

  1. PDF icon NCGE-Playful-Politicised-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-Playful-Politicised-GA.pdf

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Video Role Play: The Accomplishment Interview

The Accomplishment Interview provides an opportunity to observe the Guidance Counsellor playing modelling how to play a central role in supporting students in exploring and identifying skill sets.

You can view video recordng on Vimeo by clicking the 'Resource Link' below.



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
18/09/2013

Dr.Spencer Niles and Kai Helmichk

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Accomplishment-Interview-EN.pdf

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Bereavement: How Guidance Counsellors Can Support The Grieving Student

This article provides a review of the salient information that is useful to a Guidance Counsellor in their planning to provide immediate and on-going support for bereaved students

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
09/09/2013

Aoife M O.Brien and Conor McGuckin

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Grieving-Student-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Supporting-Grieving-Student-GA.pdf

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Helping Adolescents Cope with Depression

This article presents an overview of how guidance counsellors can help adolescents cope with depression. It includes content on using cognitive behavioural principles and mindfulness amongst other topics.

Note: This document was previously uploaded to the (old) 'NCGE School Guidance Handbook'



Post Primary, Further Education & Training
01/09/2013

Dr. Claire Hayes

  1. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Helping-Adolescents-Cope -Depression-EN.pdf
  2. PDF icon NCGE-PP-Helping-Adolescents-Cope -Depression-GA.pdf

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