Lindsey Y. Copeland, MS, is an advanced doctoral student in Colorado State University's Counseling Psychology program. She is involved in the research and development of an online career assessment system and associated interventions. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommendations for using computer-assisted career guidance systems (CACGS) in career counseling practice
Article first published online: 27 OCT 2011
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Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture
Volume 2, Issue 3, pages 86–94, October 2011
How to Cite
Copeland, L. Y., Dik, B. J., McLaren, M. R., Onder, C., Wolfson, N. E. and Kraiger, K. (2011), Recommendations for using computer-assisted career guidance systems (CACGS) in career counseling practice. J of Psych Issues in Org Culture, 2: 86–94. doi: 10.1002/jpoc.20070
- Issue published online: 27 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 27 OCT 2011
Electronically mediated vocational assessment and guidance tools have become prominent in modern career counseling, leaving many career development professionals with questions about the nature of the computerized tools available and how to effectively apply these technologies in practice. In this article, the authors describe the general characteristics of computer-assisted career guidance systems (CACGS), review evidence of their effectiveness as compared to other career intervention modalities, briefly introduce a number of empirically supported systems, and provide practitioners with guidelines for appraising CACGS and using them successfully with clients. Recommendations address evaluation and selection of CACGS, development of appropriate strategies for incorporation of CACGS into counseling services, and matters of client education and ethical practice.