As part of the Contact Conference 2020, we are bringing in two career development experts: Dave Redekopp and Michael Huston who will provide a post-conference workshop that will discuss strengthening mental health through effective career development. This is important for two reasons:
- Mental health concerns continue to gain prominence in the minds of the public, policy makers and funders, yet our field has not effectively made the case that career development interventions ARE mental health interventions!
- Career development concerns and mental health/illness issues cannot be separated. A whole client comes to you for help, and “seeing” the whole person will strengthen your practice.
This one-day workshop is highly interactive and informative, drawing upon the latest research on the relationships between career development, work, mental illness and mental health. You will learn practical strategies for ethically considering mental health concerns in your practice, a model that will help you think more clearly about the connections between career development and mental health, and the reasons that having conversations about the impact of your work on wellbeing is so important. You will also learn and practice skills to address mental health with clients and students while keeping within the boundaries of your role.
We are limited to 50 seats for this workshop and hope you can join us! Information is provided below to register. Hope you see you at the Contact Conference and at this post-conference workshop.