Reflective career counselling

A Guide to Reflective career counselling


DVD 1:

1. Introductory Interview with Prof. Maree (20 minutes)
2. Administration of the Career Interest Profile (CIP) (10 minutes)
3. Case Study 1: Competing career paths
a. Initial Interview
b. Follow up

DVD 2:
4.      Case Study 2: Leaving school
a.      Initial interview
b.      Follow up (Should this not be Follow-up?)
5.       Debriefing the reflective counselling process (35 minutes)
6.       References
7.       Prof Maree (this would include a short CV)

Watch expert psychologist Professor Kobus Maree carry out two case studies to demonstrate the reflective career counselling process.  Based on the ground-breaking work of Prof Mark Savickas, Prof Maree first elaborates the theoretical base for career construction counselling, and subsequently demonstrates the way in which the Career Interest Profile (CIP) can be used to facilitate career construction counselling. Savickas’ career construction interview (including the Three Anecdotes Technique), too, is explicated and demonstrated.
Prof Maree, developer of the CIP, demonstrates how to apply this carefully designed narrative instrument to help clients narrate their career stories, enable them to listen to, authorise and fine-tune these stories and, ultimately, become actively involved in the process of self- and career construction. During this process, clients are gently guided to reflect and meta-reflect on their own career-related responses. The explicated strategy should provide career counsellors with a strategy to help clients not only choose ‘appropriate’ careers but, more importantly, advance their unfinished stories. construct themselves and use their careers to design and live successful lives.

This fascinating DVD features an initial interview, administration of the CIP, an initial and follow-up session with two clients, and a learning points discussion section.

From watching this DVD, you will:

  •     Develop an understanding of the key concepts of Reflective Career Counselling
  •     Gain insight into how the Career Interest Profile (CIP) can guide and assist practitioners in this process
  •     See the process in action with two real life case studies
Reflective career counselling - DVD cover

Reflective career counselling – DVD cover ( click the image to see full size version )


“Rekindling peoples sense of hope and purpose during the Covid-19 pandemic: The power of group (self- and) career construction counselling counselling”

2nd International Congress of Pedagogical Research

15-16 May 2021

Universiti Utara Malaysia

School of Education

The African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).


Accordingly, the journal is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Prof. Maree has been invited to present the following two workshops at the ICP2020, Prague, 2021-07-18-24:
  • 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 2021.
This important event on the Psychology calendar only takes place once every four years.

Coping with exams during a pandemic


Prof Kobus Maree of the Department of Educational Psychology offers lecturers advice on how to check in on their emotions during exam time in the midst of all the challenges brought about by COVID-19.

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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? 

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.

Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of the African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) (2021)

Theme: Promoting career development: Managing challenges and exploiting opportunities associated with the Covid-19 pandemic

The Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) invites you to submit your latest research towards the latest special issue.

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The second Biennial South African Congress of Career Practitioners (March 2021):

“Operation Phoenix: A call for community first”

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.

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