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Podcast: Behind the Science of Career Development


The Asia Pacific Career Development Journal (APCDJ) is an international biannual publication dedicated to all career development and intervention related topics. It is the official journal of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA).

Behind the Science of Career Development podcast will feature the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal articles.  Providing a glimpse of the work found in the journal articles.  Our first podcast is about Transgender Workplace Experience. The review was guided by a strength-based perspective, highlighting the adaptability, flexibility, and resiliency of transgender individuals.


Episode 1: Workplace Experiences of Transgender Individuals

What issues do transgender individuals experience in the workplace in the Asia Pacific region and how can counselors help them to with these issues?  In this episode, Author Danielle Lefebvre explains what she learned through her research into this fascinating topic.

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Cisgender describes a person whose sex assigned at birth matches their gender identity.
A lot of transgender women felt pressured to go into the entertainment industry.
I think what really helps is to be open and honest.

Presenters:

Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE, is the Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal and a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals.

Danielle C. Lefebvre, a doctoral student at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada, is planning to work with and advocating for transgender people in the workplace.

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Episode 2: It Takes a Village: Meet the Singapore Career Development Tribe

What is it about the career development team in Singapore that makes it so successful?  Discover the magical formula they have created for bringing out the best in everyone. 

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Yvonne Kong-Ho: I am a Workforce developer because I am a firm believers that we can take on a cradle-to-grave approach as we work.
Jeremiah Wong: Career, to me, is life.  It is about enjoying life.  It is the way life was meant to be.
Dr. Brian Hutchison: There is something exciting about capturing the development of a profession in a country at a moment in time and almost putting it in a time capsule.

Presenters:

Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE, is the Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal and a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals.

Yvonne Kong-Ho, a Doctoral Student at Singapore University of Social Science, is thankful for the privilege to be able to walk alongside with people (from ages 13 to 60) who have faced career conundrums or needed greater clarity in the career-related decisions which they have had to make. Ms Kong-Ho has had 15 years of experiences in education, people and career development. Her research interests lie in the strengthening of career resilience in older workers and how best to develop younger workers towards greater career fulfillment; earlier on in their career trajectories. It is her greatest hope to see people working towards the building and strengthening of their career capital at every stage of their lives.

Jeremiah Wong, a certified Career Development Facilitator, Certified Career Service Provider and a Career Construction and Life Design Coach for Workforce Singapore, designs career development programs and capabilities for more than 50 career coaches in his organization. Together, they render career services to the unemployed workforce. He also has provided pro bono career services since 2013. Mr Wong is a member of NCDA and has been awarded the Singapore Public Service Excel Innovation Champion Award for Career Development Capabilities in 2018.

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Episode 3: Dr. José Domene Explains the Article Publication Process

Trying to get a scholarly article published?  Get some great tips on what to expect.

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What is the purpose of the manuscript review?
What is the difference between a manuscript, a paper, and an article?
What is a double-blind peer review?


Presenters:

Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE, is the Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal and a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals.

José Domene, Ph.D., immigrated to Canada with his family when he was a teenager and has a Mexican and Chinese cultural heritage. José joined the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary in 2018, having previously taught at the University of New Brunswick, and Trinity Western University in British Columbia. He teaches graduate courses in the counselling psychology EDSA and is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta. 

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Episode 4: Developing an Adaptive Career Mindset for the Post-COVID World-of-Work

This conversation really digs into aspects of career development that we need to adapt to the 21st Century.

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Career work is mental health counseling work.
Uncenter work to center life.
Our unconscious behaviors over time have outcomes like happiness, wellness, healthiness.


Presenters:

Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE, is the Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal and a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals.

Alfredo Palacios, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Auburn University, is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing telehealth counseling and a podcast called Theory of Change. He earned a PhD from The University of New Mexico and has worked with adults, youth and couples.

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Episode 5: Career Work for Persons with Disability is Universal

Many of us think of working with people with disabilities as something others do, but all of us are likely to develop a disability at some point in life, and we may need assistance adjusting to our new reality.

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I believe in the centrality of work, and when you have a disability, work is one of the spots where you need additional support.
The theory of self-determination influences one’s motivation and ability to follow through and take action.
Because of the unique nature of disability there is often a separate system and what that’s done is really to create silos that are artificial.
This idea that all of us will most likely have to access the disability system, I think that’s a really powerful concept.


Presenters:

Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE, is the Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal and a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals.

Dr. Tina Anctil is currently a Professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education at Portland State University. She is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Certified Career Counselor Educator, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her PhD in Rehabilitation Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003 and has been in the field of Rehabilitation Counseling for over 25 years. Prior to her academic career she was a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the State of Oregon. Dr. Anctil is a skilled educator and enjoys teaching and supervising both future and seasoned counselors.

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Episode 6: Women Were There Too: The Early History of Career Development

What role did women play in the early days of career development?

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Jane Adams was very alarmed at child labor conditions, women’s labor conditions, particularly those that were immigrants.
Anna Yeoman Reid literally moved across the country to Seattle.  She did a lot more travel where she collected tons of data on working conditions out west. Later she was asked to lead the Child Labor Department for the State of Washington.
What emanated from those settlement houses was the first work/life balance support groups.


Presenters:

Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE, is the Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal and a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals.

Dr. Sarah Patterson-Mills, Ph.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and formerly a 7-12th certified school counselor. She earned her master’s degree in human development counseling from Saint Louis University in 2002. In 2010, she earned her doctorate in counseling and family therapy from Saint Louis University. She is writing a series about the history of women in career development for NCDA’s Career Convergences.  Her first article is “We All Want to Change the World: An Introduction to the Series, Early Women Pioneers in Career Development.”

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Episode 7: Marilyn and Brian Talk Career Theory and Practice

What is the future of Career Development Theory?

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Where are we headed in terms of career planning? I want to talk about what might be the future and what might not be the future.
The research shows that the theory or the model that we choose isn’t that important, accept that it’s important to us.
I’ve been in this field for 50 years. The people I studied when I first started are still being studied today. I have some sense of history. A lot of people just entering this field aren’t able to put people in perspective in that way.


Presenters:

Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE, is the Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal and a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals.

Marilyn Maze, PhD, Financial Administrator, has organized the annual APCDA Conference since its inception, conducted numerous research projects on hot labor market and career counseling issues, and presented at international conferences.

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Episode 8: Going Global with Student Coaching and Development

What are the unique needs of international students and workers that they would not know about the job search in the US?

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I told my Dad that I was going to the US and I will work on Wall Street. Her Dad said “What does Wall Street Do?” I said “I don’t know but I will tell you when I get there.”

If I remember correctly, you had a crisis of purpose that caused you to have a drastic career change.

For a lot of people who work on Wall Street, they will tell you that it is a job that will suck the life out of you.


Presenters:

Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE, is the Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal and a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals.

Heather Lu-Lasky, CFA, is the founder and lead career coach of ChampAmerica Inc., a New York-based career & leadership development consulting firm. She started her career in the Enterprise Risk Services Group (ERS) at Deloitte and later moved on to various finance and risk roles at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Barclays A CFA with extensive financial, banking, and consulting industry knowledge, Heather is a passionate educator who wants to make finance & business education more engaging, and to make career education more meaningful for people at all ages. At Harvard, Heather is able to utilize her creativity and design thinking to experiment end-to-end career coaching, leadership, and DEI programs. Heather is also a social media influencer with more than 35k followers.

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Episode 9: First Gen Around the World

Whether first generation college students grow up in the US or another country, the challenges are similar and pretty intense.

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First generation college students come to this situation with so many different tools.

Being a first-generation student is a form of culture shock at universities.

Unfortunately, those barriers are hindering the access and equity of first-generation students…


Presenters:

Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE, is the Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal and a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals.

Jonique Childs, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the College of Education Student Development program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Childs has previous experiences as an at-risk school counselor, college career counselor and recruiter, and clinical mental health counselor on the national suicide prevention hotline. She has served various individuals from different ethnic backgrounds to include adolescent, high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and older adults. Her research investigates the psychosocial needs of students of color that also identify as First-Generation in K-12 and post-secondary education.

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Episode 10: Uniting Us All with the UN Sustainable Development Goals with Raza Abbas

How do you initiate career planning in a country where there is none?

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Why don’t we have career counseling as a reform in this country? We have so many young people in Pakistan – 60% are young people right now - but there is no direction. >

Then I started an NGO and I developed an educational system of 4000 students.

There is so much I love about your journey. First of all, evidence based, trying to pull from the existing evidence about what works with career planning. But then adaptation the piece.


Show Notes:

Pakistan’s career development pioneer Raza Abbas joins host Brian Hutchison for an important conversation. Beginning in 2010, Raza jump started the field of career development in Pakistan by meeting global leaders, using their evidence, and adapting it to his country’s cultural context. We bridge this amazing story to Raza’s use of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in career development to organize and mobilize thousands of career seekers in Pakistan and beyond. The conversation touches on the following topics (time stamp of this dialogue):

  • Raza’s principles for identifying evidence and adapting it to practice in Pakistan (6:10)
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and career development (11:30)
  • Practically integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into career practice, consultation, and optimizing professional career development practice (16:35)
  • Working with career practitioners using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (20:40)
  • The importance of the art of communication in career development work (22:30)


Presenters:

Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE, is the Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal and a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals.

Mr. Raza Abbas is an organizational development adviser and careers strategist. He is a globally acclaimed career practitioner and has received several international outstanding career practitioner awards from NCDA and APCDA. He is a Lifetime APCDA member and currently APCDA’s Pakistan Country Representative. He is ARACD’s Pakistan Director. He also serves as the IAEVG National Correspondent and is also an Editorial Board Member. He works for inclusivity and social justice in career development practice both in Pakistan and globally. He is humble to be profiled in the Global Best-Seller ‘The World Book of Hope’.

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