Family Career Genogram Intervention for Post-Secondary Students With Undeclared Majors

  • Family Career Genogram Intervention for Post-Secondary Students With Undeclared Majors

    Posted by Deirdre Pickerell on May 10, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Help your career development clients view their pasts and futures from a new perspective using family genograms. This study shows what happens.

    Click here to read this article in the library.


    Intervention à l’aide de génogrammes familiaux de carrière pour les élèves du postsecondaire sans spécialisation d’études

    Aidez vos client·es en développement de carrière à envisager leur passé et leur avenir sous un nouvel angle à l’aide de génogrammes familiaux. Cette étude explique ce qui en résulte.

    Cliquez ici pour lire cet article dans la bibliothèque.

    Heather Powell replied 11 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Heather Powell

    May 18, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    This article reflected the strong influence that family members can have over educational and career decision-making for younger family members. Especially, the first point which stood out to me the most, “Recognizing gender and generational differences”.

    Gender norms are still very relevant. In my experience with mature generations, they view the labour market with the same lens as what they experienced when they were engaging in educational and career decision making This can sometimes provide “dated” and “irrelevant” information to younger family members.

    I completed a thesis during my undergraduate degree that looked at the factors that influenced the body image of males ages 19-24. Family members had the strongest influence on how the males in this study viewed their bodies.

    This is just another example of how family members can have a noticeable impact on younger family members’ views of themselves and their life choices.

    I would love to see additional research done on this topic and further discussions on the positives and challenges that result from family members’ input in career decision making conversations with younger family members.

  • Becca McCarthy

    July 13, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    This article resonated with me, especially when I started thinking about the way to build a genogram! There’s loads of resources out there, but if you’re thinking about using the genogram activity with the people you serve, I’ve created a graphic of this article that helps to visualize the elements of a genogram! Available in English and French for everyone.

    • Heather Powell

      July 13, 2023 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Becca, I really appreciate your creativity and ability to find some of the most fantastic resources. I love the five themes that have been provided and I think it gives a clear pathway to understanding how family members can influence a student’s post-secondary pursuits.

      Thank you for sharing this resource in both French and English!

  • Gabrielle St-Cyr

    July 13, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    Merci Becca pour le partage! Wow, quelle créativité!

    Je ne savais même pas ce qu’était un génogramme avant de lire le résumé du CEDC, mais ton approche simplifiée me donne envie de me lancer à créer le mien. 😀 Je suis certaine que ton infographie sera bien utile à beaucoup de PDC.

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