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Photograph of Prof. Maree taken during his recent visit to Italy

Photograph of Prof. Maree taken during his recent visit to Italy

Having been active in sustained service delivery to impoverished and disadvantaged rural regions and provinces such as Limpopo Province for a number of years, I have consistently linked my academic and professional training to designing and delivering development to rural areas – notably in the field of Educational Psychology (including the Psychology of Mathematics Education).

I have been engaged since 2001 in work in Narrative Career Counselling which, I hope, will become the model for Career Counselling throughout South Africa – especially to severely impoverished and disadvantaged areas in which it has already been tried and tested and shown to produce remarkable results. I have been instrumental in getting the University of Pretoria’s Education Faculty to create opportunities for rural and disadvantaged students with promise and potential to enroll at the University of Pretoria to train as teachers.

Transformation is one of my main ambitions and I am pursuing this aim by extending my research projects to Gauteng, North-West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. If anyone is interested n collaborative research or if you have something to contribute (e.g. ideas to make a difference, making funding available for e.g. Vegetable gardens in impoverished regions or at AIDS Clinics), please contact me?

For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life

(St. Francis of Assisi)

 (Conversely, go to YouTube and search for “Kobus Maree” to find the video-clip.)

Innovating Counseling for Self- and Career Construction

This book has been published and is now available from Springer and from various bookstores

(traditional stores as well as online stores).

It is available on https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030486471

Customers can order it via



Handbook of innovative career counselling


Psychology of Career Adaptability, Employability and Resilience

Brings together the views of academics, career counselling theorists and practitioners
Combines the three constructs of career adaptability, employability, and career resilience
Presents perspectives and theory on how to deal with workplace transition insecurity

Prof. Kobus Maree and colleagues’ latest scholarly book by Springer appeared a few days ago

(please see flyer below for details).

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Prof. Kobus Maree and Prof. Annamaria Di Fabio’s latest scholarly book

(co-authored by 28 of the leading authors in the field of career counselling in the world)

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Exploring new horizons in career counselling

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Read a review about the book written by Liz Whitaker )

Counselling for career construction

Counselling for career construction

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And here for full description and free preview!

Shaping the story

Shaping the story

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Reflective career counselling

Reflective career counselling

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Psychology of Career Counseling: New Challenges for a New Era

Psychology of Career Counseling: New Challenges for a New Era

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“The secret”

(performed by Victor and Adeline Twigge after adapting an idea and a song written by Kobus Maree and changing the melody)

Prof. Maree has been appointed as a Research Fellow in the Dept. of Industrial Psychology (University of the Free State) (2020-01-01 to 2022-12-31).

Prof. Maree has been invited to present the following two workshops at the ICP2020, Prague, 2020-07-18-24:
  • i. How to Draw on ‘Stories’ and ‘Scores’ to Facilitate Career Construction Counselling to Individuals and in Group Contexts, and
  • ii. How to Integrate the Outcomes of the Career Interest Profile and the Maree Career Matrix: Practical Exercise

International Congress of Psychology

Prof. Maree has been invited to read a keynote at the International Congress of Psychology to be held in Prague, Czechia, in July 2020.
This important event on the Psychology calendar only takes place once every four years.

The CIP assessment is now officially live on the JvR Online system

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JvR CPD courses
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Degree, diploma, or certificate which of these qualifications offers the students their ‘best’ chance in the occupational world? 

Call for papers: African Journal of Career Development

“Postmodernising career development to enhance people’s ability to negotiate multiple career-related transitions”
Submission date: 30 September 2020

Call for manuscripts: Early Child Development and Care:

“Enhancing language and articulation skills and promoting resilience and adaptability in the early years of people’s lives”
Deadline: 31 August 2020

Call for Proposals for Special International Issue of British Journal of Guidance and Counselling

Happiness and Well-Being

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Prof Maree receives the PsySSA Award for Fellowship 2017

This prize is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to psychological science by a current or past scholar or team of scholars.

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Prof Maree has been appointed as Professor Extraordinaire

Prof Maree has been appointed as Professor Extraordinaire in the Faculty of Education, University of Stellenbosh.

SAJHE – Call for manuscripts: Special Section

Responding to changes in today’s uncertain world of work marked by a loss of work-life identity: advancing career counselling for life designing in institutions of higher learning –
Guest Editor Prof JG (Kobus) Maree (UP)

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Call for papers – ‘Post-modernising guidance and counselling: decent work and successful career-lives?’

International Symposium Series
Board Update
19 September 2017
Prepared by: Deirdre Hughes & Frans Meijers (Co-editors)

Special Issues in Progress

Post-modernising guidance and counselling: decent work and successful career-lives?’
Co-editors: Prof. Kobus Maree (South Africa) and Prof. Maria Duarte (Portugal)

A call for papers is written but not yet distributed.
Expected date for publication: Vol. 48, No. 1, 2020

Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award

Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award in recognition of a person that has dedicated his life to Psychology in South Africa at the Pan African Psychology Congress in Durban on 19 September 2017

Latest news
NRF logo
Prof Maree has received B1 NRF rating valid from 1 January 2017.

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The Conversation
The article 'Why career counselling is more valuable now than ever before' has been published on The Conversation.

Read the article at the theconversation.com website!

Role Models
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All documents (including photographs on this website) are strictly copyrighted. Please note that all photographs were taken by Anton Maree.