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									Theory Expert Review
¡   Brown’s Value Based, Holistic Model of
    Career Choice and Satisfaction

¡   Hansen’s Integrative Life Planning

¡   Postmodern Approaches
Learning Objectives
After completing the lesson, the student will be able

¡   Demonstrate mastery in expert theory presentation.

¡   Describe the key constructs and assumptions of:
    Brown’s Value Based, Holistic Model; Hansen’s
    Integrative Life Planning; and Postmodern
    Approaches to career decision-making
Learning Objectives (cont)
¡   Generate ideas about the practical application of
    each theory.

¡   Describe how elements of each theory has
    influenced their personal life and career decision-

¡   Explain the benefits and challenges Postmodern

¡   Self-analyze their scores on a Life Values Inventory.
Milton Rokeach
December 27, 1918 - October 25, 1988

¡   Polish-American social psychologist. He taught at
    Michigan State University, the University of Western
    Ontario, Washington State University, and the
    University of Southern California

¡   Emigrated to the United States with his parents at
    the age of seven

¡   Influences Brown’s later Career Development Theory
Milton Rokeach (cont)
¡   A relatively few "terminal human values"
    are the internal reference points that all
    people use to formulate attitudes and

¡   Measuring the "relative ranking" of these
    values one could predict a wide variety of
    behavior, including political affiliation and
    religious belief.
Brown’s Theory
¡   Values with high priority are the most important
    determinants of choice.

¡   Values included in one’s value system are acquired
    from society.

¡   Culture, sex, socioeconomic status influence
    opportunities resulting in variations of values in
    diverse communities
Brown (cont)
¡   Represents a significant shift from individualistic to
    collectivistic views of career decision-making.

¡   Values form the basis for attributing worth to
    situation and objects.

¡   “High functioning people” have well crystallized and
    prioritized values.. Function levels can vary under
5 Things I would Remember about

¡   Values serve as standards by which people evaluate
    their actions and others.

¡   Brown utilizes qualitative and quantitative data to
    support his theory.

¡   Affective concerns should be address prior to career
5 Things I would Remember about
Brown (cont)

¡   How do elements of Brown’s theory contrast and
    compare with previously present theories?

¡   I just want to be SATISFIED!!! How does this
    compare or contrast with the “Protestant work ethic?
Hansen Integrative Life Planning
¡   Translatable into individual counseling

¡   Finding work that needs doing in changing global
    contexts/Social Justice and Advocacy

¡   ILP represents emerging trend of collectivistic career
    decision-making models.
Hansen (cont)
¡   Career professions both encouraged and viewed as
    being agents of change.

¡   Integrates many if not most of life’s issues,
    including spirituality. NCDA theme 2004

¡   Reflects womanistic/femenistic approaches that are
    applicable to diverse cultures
Things I would remember about

¡   ILB is unique in its emphasis on mind, body, and

¡   How is the Role Construct Repertory Test similar to

¡   What would be the best way to describe ILP to a
Post Modern
¡   Narrative: A person’s story tells the story of their
    past, present, and future.

¡   Contextualizing: Goal Specific & a means of
    facilitating greater self-knowledge

¡   Constructivist: Cooperative alliances. career as self
    -realization, growing experiences, and context

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