Prof Hazel Reid is the Professor of Education and Career Management in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. She is the Director of Research in the faculty and supervises doctoral students studying in the fields of lifelong learning and career development.
Prof Reid works with other Higher Education colleagues across Europe on a number of projects linked to the Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counselling in Europe (NICE).
Keynote Topic: Transforming Career Development: Narrative Career Counselling as a Learning Practice
The presentation will explore the use of narrative interviews in career counselling as a means to access important and positive themes in a participant’s life and look for strengths in the stories told when recalling earlier events. These can identify resources of hope and resilient qualities and may lead to learning about self and career that is transformative. The ‘constructivist’ approach is thus examined for its potential to yield better outcomes through the provision of space for reflection and deeper thinking.