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Season 3 is coming soon in 2023. 

Season 1 + 2: 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.  


Episode 11: The International Student Journey - Chinese Edition

What challenges to Chinese students face when they enter a degree program in the United States?

Show Notes:

Dr. Yang Ai and Hongshan Shao join this episode to share their journey as Chinese international students to the US and how it impacted their research agenda. Dr. Ai is currently a tenure track Assistant Professor at the University of the Redlands and Ms. Shao is a doctoral candidate at Penn State University. Both are counselor educators with a focus on career development; both study the experience of Asian international students attending schools in Western countries. Hongshan Shao is the author of the lead article in the September 2021 issue of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal titled “Career Considerations When Working with Chinese International Students. The conversation touches on the following topics:

  • Yang and Hongshan’s personal journeys as international students to the University of Missouri - St. Louis (5:30)
  • Initial Culture Shock including talking on the telephone for the first time (10:30)
  • How to Get Better at Supporting International Students in Transition (15:15)
  • Mental Health and Wellness of Chinese students in transition (23:00)
  • What is the biggest kindness each guest received in their transition (26:50)
  • Post graduation career decisions for Chinese international students (29:30)

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.

Dr. Yang Ai, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Department of Counseling and Human Services, University of the Redlands, believes in fostering a socially just and inclusive community as a counselor educator. Matters relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to my teaching, research, counseling, and supervision. My commitment to the promotion of these factors in the field of counselor education stems from a deeply seated passion for improving the lives of all students and clients. My passion is cultivated through my personal and professional experiences of recognizing the role of culture in well-being. As a human development and mental health discipline, I believe that counselor education plays a vital role in fostering an inclusive environment to meet the needs of our diverse communities.

Ms. Hongshan Shao is a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education Program at Pennsylvania State University. She currently works at Penn State Career Center as a career counseling graduate assistant. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 from University of Missouri - St. Louis. She is a National Certificated Counselor (NCC). Her research interests include career counseling and development with international students/Asian population, cross-cultural training, counseling, and supervision.

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Episode 12: Putting Life First in Career Work

What is Lifology and what inspired you to create this career development service?

Show Notes:

Lifology co-founder and CEO Praveen Parameswar joins host Brian Hutchison to close out the 2021 season of Behind the Science of Career Development. Praveen shares the Lifology philosophy as it applies to working with children and adolescents around the world. What happens when we focus on developing the life we wish to live within the context of career development? How do we help parents engage with their own children’s career development? The conversation touches on the following topics (time stamp of this dialogue):

  • How career and life intersects in terms of child development, human well being, and lifestyle (7:35)
  • The importance of working through parents, and how to do it, when working with children and adolescents (12:40)
  • Working directly with children and adolescents in schools (17:45)
  • Prestige bias, and how to address it in career development work (21:45)

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.

Praveen Parameswar is the CEO of Lifology.com, a sophisticated growth ecosystem for children powered with technology and human factors. He is a passionate entrepreneur who cherishes a vision to create a world where every child is led towards a meaningful future. Before venturing into Lifology.com, he was heading Thoughts Academy Plc, a pioneer in Organization Development Interventions across South India. Mr. Parameswar is a TEDx speaker, educated at the London School of Economics, holds a MBA from the University of Cardiff (UK), and Sir Julian Hodge Prize winner for the best performance in Human Resource Management.

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Episode 13: The Climate Crisis and Career Development:
Finding Hope

How does the climate crisis impact career development?

Show Notes:

Happy New Year! We kick off 2022 with a dynamic, important episode focused on the climate crisis and career development. Your host Brian Hutchison is joined by Trevor Lehmann, a career counselor who specializes in working with clients’ career decision while taking into account climate change and climate grief. This episode is full of so much great information including:

  • (2:40) How climate anxiety shows up in career work
  • (7:00) Why addressing climate is important
  • (8:50) Long term thinking, hope and uncertainty
  • (17:20) How career development work must change
  • (24:05) What Trevor has learned working with climate scientists

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.

Trevor Lehmann, MEd, CCC, is a Career Consultant with the University of Manitoba and runs a private practice, Convergent Careers, where he supports adults through grief, loss and the career decision-making process.

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Episode 14: Finding Wellness, Hope, and Themselves in College Career Services

What is unique about working in a work-famous university like Princeton?

Show Notes:

APCDA President Satomi Chudasama joins us in a very practical career practitioner focused episode. She sits down with host Dr. Brian Hutchison for a conversation about working with college students in a Career Services setting. Most present in our dialogue is the importance of helping students slow down, self-reflect, and see themselves in the process of career planning. Full of practical tips, insight into her personal career practice at Princeton University, and the important role career planning plays in our lives…
this episode is not one to miss!

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.

Satomi Chudasama, NCC, CCC, GCDF, is a founding member of APCDA. Her past leadership positions with APCDA include Treasurer, Chair of Public Relations, Chair of Membership, and Lead of Membership Engagement through Technology Taskforce. She is currently Senior Associate Director, Student Engagement at the Center for Career Development at Princeton University in the United States. Since embarking on her journey in the career development field nearly 20 years ago, Satomi has gained significant experience in career counseling, career educational programming, employer and alumni engagement, and technology. She is active in the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) among other organizations. 

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Episode 15: Social Workers Do Career Development Too

Why and how do social workers focus on the career development of their clients?


Show Notes:

Host Global Career Guy Dr. Brian Hutchison hosts Amber Brown and Jennifer Luna, two career development experts in the social work career space. This wide-ranging conversation digs into the training of social workers, career development and coaching issues with students pursuing a social work career, myths about social work, and how social workers can and do focus on career development as part of their social work practice. Both are active leaders in the Consortium for Career Development in Social Work Education, a US based student support organization. This episode will expand your knowledge and perspective!

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.

Amber Brown is a Career Advisor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a focus on career services.

Jennifer Luna is the Director of the DiNitto Career Center and Alumni Relations office in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in administration and planning.

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Episode 16: Women Led Social Enterprise in Vietnam

with Ms. Phoenix Ho

The story of Phoenix Ho and her very talented female co-founder when establishing a career-oriented social enterprise in Vietnam.


Show Notes:

Phoenix Ho, co-founder of Hướng Nghiệp Sông An, a career focused social enterprise in Vietnam joins host Dr. Brian Hutchison for this episode of Behind the Science of Career Development. Phoenix describes the work of Sông An and how it provides leadership in the field of career development in her country including training, supervision, and the translation of career assessment instruments. The conversation turns to the following topics (time stamp of this dialogue):

  • Social entrepreneurialism and leadership (7:00)
  • Growing into a leadership role and making decisions (12:05)
  • How the enterprise has changed her life/ lifestyle (15:55)
  • Philosophy for building a core team (20:00)
  • Women in leadership (24:10)

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.

Phoenix Ho, Co-founder and CEO at Hướng Nghiệp Sông An. Over thirteen years of experience in the field of education, counseling, career counseling, and career development education. Currently serves as Vietnam Country Director for APCDA (Asia Pacific Career Development Association).

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Episode 17: Early Career Career Development Professionals with Tam Nguyen

The story of Tam Nguyen and her transition to the career development field.

Show Notes:

Tam Nguyen, a career coach based in Montreal Canada, joins host Dr. Brian Hutchison to talk about her practice and transition into the career development field from a career in supply chain management. Tam is a fresh voice in the field who reminds us about why career development is such an appealing profession, how our personal stories impact our choices, and that all previous careers contribute to our current career. She helps clients reimagine their lives in a unique and different ways. In this episode we discuss:

  • Tam’s origin story including early life in Vietnam and an early career in supply chain management. (3:50) 
  • How supply chain management concepts can be applied to career development practice. (7:10) 
  • Tam's process of career transition from supply change management to career development practice, a holistic perspective. (12:20) 
  • How new entrants into career development might navigate what we as a field have to offer (19:40) 
  • Tam’s approach to helping clients, and describing her work with them. (25:00) 
  • Doing deeper career work (31:30) 


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.

Tam Nguyen, Career Purpose Coach. Find Tam on LinkedIn. Explore Tam’s coaching practice at https://empurpose.co/

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Episode 18: There is Chaos Everywhere with Dr. Jim Bright

Jim always provides an exhilarating conversation that helps us understand the role chaos plays in our career lives and why we need to understand this better in our professional careers practice.


Show Notes:

Dr. Jim Bright, one of the originators of Chaos Theory of Careers (CTC) joins host Dr. Brian Hutchison to celebrate the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal’s first Special Issue focused on CTC. Jim always provides an exhilarating conversation that helps us understand the role chaos plays in our career lives and why we need to understand this better in our professional careers practice. You will not be bored during this fun, energizing conversation about our work.

  • Chaos Theory of Careers originated story (5:00)
  • How Krumboltz’s theory is fundamentally different than CTC (8:15)
  • Chaos Theory of Careers is much more than chance events (11:11)
  • How awareness of chaos impacts client perspectives and motivation for change (20:05)
  • Privilege, expectations, and the pandemic impacts our perception of chaos (25:40)
  • How to deepen your skills using Chaos Theory of Careers (32:55)


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. Jim Bright has over 27 years of international consulting experience specializing in career development, psychology & training. Find Dr. Jim Bright online at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimbright/Find Dr. Jim Bright online at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimbright/Find Jim’s book The Chaos Theory of Careers: A New Perspective on Working in the 21st Century at https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Theory-Careers-Perspective-Twenty-First/dp/0415806348

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Episode 19: The Future of APCDA Podcasts with Dr. Brian Hutchison

Dr. Brian Hutchison summarizes the 2-year journey of Behind the Science of Career Development Podcast and shares future plans.

Show Notes:

A short talk from Dr. Brian Hutchison about Behind the Science of Career Development's two-year journey, the content and guests of nearly 20 episodes and the future goals of the APCDA Podcast.

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.

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Episode 20: Final Episode with Dr. Skip Niles on Mentoring and the Future

Show Notes:

This final episode of Behind the Science of Career Development finds Brian interviewing his mentor Dr. Spencer “Skip” Niles. The interview highlights the influence of Drs. Ed Herr, Donald Super, Mark Savickas and others who influenced Skip’s career and his philosophy of paying these gifts he has received forward as a mentor. It is with the greatest gratitude for the opportunity to host this podcast and to have Skip join me here at the end that I thank you for listening.

The interview is framed around the following questions:

  • 2:20 How do you think about yourself as a mentor, the influence of Dr. Ed Herr?
  • 5:05 How Skip found mentorship from Dr. Donald Super
  • 8:25 What attracts Skip to mentees and other collaborators?
  • 10:45 What are the needs of the future from career development professionals?
  • 17:20 How much a career professional can impact our lives, my life? 

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. Spencer Niles serves as professor of counselor education and co-director of the THRIVE Research and Intervention Center for William & Mary. Prior to this, he was a distinguished professor and the department head for educational psychology, counseling, and special education at Penn State. He also served as director of Penn State’s Center for the Study of Career Development and Public Policy. Previously, he served for 13 years on the faculty at the University of Virginia, during which time he was appointed professor and assistant dean for the Curry School of Education. Read More.

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