The guide enables practitioners to connect career development services with student/client mental health concerns while working ethically and inside the boundaries of their role and competence. The authors emphasize their focus is mental health, not mental illness, and address this distinction in the book.
Practitioners will be equipped with the skills and strategies to:
Improve the mental health impact of their services
Evaluate the mental health impact of their services
Communicate the mental health impact of their services to relevant stakeholders, including policymakers
The guideexplores how career practitioners do far more than help people prepare for, enter and navigate career pathways – they change people’s lives in ways that improve mental health and overall well-being. While primarily intended for practitioners, researchers will also find a robust and testable model of career development and mental health relationships. Support for the resource has come from Simon Fraser University, Wilfrid Laurier University and Ryerson University, along with endorsements from career development leaders and workplace mental health experts.