Sep 19 2024


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ChatCDP: Identifying Mental Health Outcomes in Career Development Practice

The Career Development Professional Centre is thrilled to bring you ChatCDP – an opportunity to meaningfully connect with others working within career development and employment services, from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

ChatCDP is for those who are craving connections with colleagues. It is an opportunity to embrace the power of collaboration as CDPs from various backgrounds, work settings, and regions unite to lean on, and learn from, each other, share insights, celebrate successes, and experience the power of career development.

Together, we’ll pave the way for a dynamic and connected Canadian CDP Community where everyone has a voice . . . one chat at a time!

Identifying Mental Health Outcomes in Career Development Practice

Led by Dave Redekopp & Michael Huston

Most CDPs answer “yes” when asked if their work contributes to the mental health of those they serve. Almost all CDPs answer “no” when asked if they track/record these contributions. Join us for an interactive 1.5-hour ChatCDP session where we’ll dig into the mental health changes you see in your work and the reasons you are or are not tracking these changes and shouting them from the rooftops. The discussion will start with getting clarity about terminology so we’ll know we’re all talking about the same things. After that, we’ll share experiences, concerns, questions, and insights. Exchange, learn, and improve the field, all in one session—it doesn’t get much better than that!

Please click here to register for this themed ChatCDP session.

Please note: sessions are capped at 25 attendees to allow for meaningful conversation and engagement. Please register only if you can attend the session. If sessions are in high demand, we will incorporate more into the schedule!

Presenter Bios

Dave Redekopp has devoted over 35 years to the development of better career development and workplace concepts and practices. His research, consulting, practitioner training, product development, and program development work have addressed a wide range of issues in career development and leadership in a host of sectors and settings. Dave has worked in almost all Canadian provinces and territories as well as several other countries. He holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta. With Michael Hudson, Dave recently co-authored Strengthening Mental Health Through Effective Career Development: A Practitioner’s Guide, a book that maps the connections between career development and mental health.

Michael Huston is a Counsellor and Associate Professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Michael is also an associate of Life Role Development Group where he facilitates practitioner-oriented workshops on skill development and intervention strategies for career development practitioners. His ongoing research interests include career intervention, stress and coping, and mental health.



  • Language: English


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  • Date: Sep 19 2024
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