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Beyond "Getting a Job": Understanding and Addressing Employment and Career Development Issues

Beyond "Getting a Job": Understanding and Addressing Employment and Career Development Issues
A Recorded Webinar
Recorded on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Individuals in early recovery from substance abuse issues frequently face daunting employment and career development issues. When an individual exits a recovery facility, it is with the hope that they will then be able to contribute to society in a meaningful way. Career and employment is a significant part of this equation, then. This webinar seeks to address some of these career development and employment challenges, as well as to then offer interventions to utilize with clients who are navigating these challenges. Some of the issues that will be addresses are as follows:
  1. Lack of information about how to effectively go about the job search process;
  2. Lack of information about self (interests, strengths, personality type);
  3. Limiting beliefs about one’s agency (self-efficacy), in terms of seeking and obtaining work;
  4. Barriers to employment, such as criminal records and childcare challenges;
  5. Lack of work-readiness skills / soft skills / interpersonal skills.
This webinar will present targeted interventions, many of which are derived from the theory of Positive Psychology. Lastly, this webinar will present several low-cost career exploration and employment resources.
Learning Objectives
  • Name at least 5 career development and employment issues faced by individuals in early recovery (less than one year).
  • Name at between 3-5 interventions, which target career development and employability issues.
  • Name at least 3 free and low-cost career exploration / personality assessment resources.

Anne-Marie Beck

Anne-Marie Beck, MS, is an enthusiastic and motivated Career Counseling professional. She holds a Masters of Science in Counseling, specializing in Career, from Cal State University, at Northridge (CSUN). She is deeply passionate about providing career services to at-risk populations. Anne-Marie has spent several years in the field of addiction recovery, providing Career Counseling services to clients in early recovery. In addition, she has taught a college course in a juvenile detention facility (all of her students were juveniles being tried as adults). She has also worked with transition-age foster youth, individuals with felony records, and diverse college student populations. Currently, she is working as a Career Counselor, as well as teaching Career and Life Planning classes, on a few different community college campuses.

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Who Should Attend
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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