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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (March 21 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415806348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415806343
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 449 g
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"The Chaos Theory of Careers provides a well-explained and empirically supported framework for applying chaos theory to career and rehabilitatioin counselling practices." - Hoi Ling Irene Mok, University of Sydney, Australia

About the Author

Robert Pryor has worked continuously in the career development field since 1974. For 17 years he was employed with the New South Wales government as a careers counsellor, researcher, trainer, policy analyst and team manager. He has lectured at the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and the University of New South Wales. He has been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow (University of NSW) and is currently Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Australian Catholic University. He is the longest ever serving member of the APS Ethics Committee and has published widely in the field of career development and psychological assessment. He is Elected Fellow of both the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Association of Career Counsellors (2007), and a member of the Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Career Development.

Jim Bright enjoys a portfolio career that combines academic research and teaching with management consultancy and journalism. He is a partner in Bright and Associates, a career management consultancy, and Professorial Fellow in Career Education and Development, Australian Catholic University. He is a registered psychologist and has held full-time academic appointments in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Australia and the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and a past Chairman of the National Executive Committee of the Australian Psychological Society College of Organisational Psychologists. He is a Fellow of the Career Development Association of Australia, a member of the National Career Development Association, and an Honorary International Director of the British Columbia Career Development Association. He can be found on his blog about chaos and careers at www.brightandassociates.com.au.


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HASH(0xa2073a08) out of 5 stars Abolutely Brilliant! April 14 2011
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It is about time that a career development theory made complete sense...Jim Bright and Rob Pryor have done an amazing job of making a theory both readable and entertaining. They present a detailed explanation of the chaos theory as it is applied to careers and outline methods of its application both in the counseling and education arenas. They also detail earlier career development theory describing their pros and cons, highlighting the need for a theory of career development to take into account, as a matter of priority, the role that `complexity and chance events' take in an individual's life and subsequent decision making process. The Chaos Theory of Careers: A New Perspective on Working in the Twenty-First Century
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HASH(0xa2076b4c) out of 5 stars Making clear the role of chaos June 21 2011
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The Chaos Theory of Careers is a thorough and digestable book in the area of Careers and the role that Chaos Theory plays in making sense of Career Development. The authors, Bright and Pryor, have brought together years of research and understanding as subject matter experts in Chaos Theory to produce a readable and comprehensive insight into the link between Career Counselling and Chaos Theory. The publication also explores in more detail areas such as spirituality in work, and ethical considerations in Career exploration with clients. It would be useful for any Careers Practitioner, Researcher or Individual with an interest in the subject matter to get their hands on a copy!


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