Reclaiming professional identity through postgraduate professional development: Career practitioners reclaiming their professional selves

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/582143
Title:
Reclaiming professional identity through postgraduate professional development: Career practitioners reclaiming their professional selves
Authors:
Neary, Siobhan
Abstract:
Careers advisers in the UK have experienced significant change and upheaval within their professional practice. This research explores the role of postgraduate level professional development in contributing to professional identity. The research utilises a case study approach and adopts multiple tools to provide an in-depth examination of practitioners’ perceptions of themselves as professionals within their lived world experience. It presents a group of practitioners struggling to define themselves as professionals due to changing occupational nomenclature resulting from shifting government policy. Postgraduate professional development generated a perceived enhancement in professional identity through exposure to theory, policy and opportunities for reflection, thus contributing to more confident and empowered practitioners. Engagement with study facilitated development of confident, empowered practitioners with a strengthened sense of professional self.
Affiliation:
International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS); University of Derby
Citation:
Siobhan Neary (2014) Reclaiming professional identity through postgraduate professional development: careers practitioners reclaiming their professional selves, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 42:2, 199-210, DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2013.869790
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Issue Date:
6-Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/582143
DOI:
10.1080/03069885.2013.869790
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Voume 42; Issue 2
EISSN:
1469-3534
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNeary, Siobhanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-13T13:38:59Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-13T13:38:59Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01-06en
dc.identifier.citationSiobhan Neary (2014) Reclaiming professional identity through postgraduate professional development: careers practitioners reclaiming their professional selves, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 42:2, 199-210, DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2013.869790en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03069885.2013.869790en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/582143en
dc.description.abstractCareers advisers in the UK have experienced significant change and upheaval within their professional practice. This research explores the role of postgraduate level professional development in contributing to professional identity. The research utilises a case study approach and adopts multiple tools to provide an in-depth examination of practitioners’ perceptions of themselves as professionals within their lived world experience. It presents a group of practitioners struggling to define themselves as professionals due to changing occupational nomenclature resulting from shifting government policy. Postgraduate professional development generated a perceived enhancement in professional identity through exposure to theory, policy and opportunities for reflection, thus contributing to more confident and empowered practitioners. Engagement with study facilitated development of confident, empowered practitioners with a strengthened sense of professional self.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVoume 42en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 2en
dc.subjectCareers Adviseren
dc.subjectProfessional Identityen
dc.subjectProfessionalismen
dc.subjectPostgraduate studyen
dc.subjectProfessional developmenten
dc.titleReclaiming professional identity through postgraduate professional development: Career practitioners reclaiming their professional selvesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1469-3534en
dc.contributor.departmentInternational Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counsellingen
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