Life Design: A Paradigm for Career Intervention in the 21st Century
Article first published online: 25 JAN 2012
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Journal of Counseling & Development
Volume 90, Issue 1, pages 13–19, January 2012
How to Cite
Savickas, M. L. (2012), Life Design: A Paradigm for Career Intervention in the 21st Century. Journal of Counseling & Development, 90: 13–19. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-6676.2012.00002.x
- Issue published online: 25 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 25 JAN 2012
- Received 09/22/10; Revised 12/22/10; Accepted 12/23/10
A new paradigm is implicit within the constructivist and narrative methods for career intervention that have emerged in the 21st century. This article makes that general pattern explicit by abstracting its key elements from the specific instances that substantiate the new conceptual model. The paradigm for life design interventions constructs career through small stories, reconstructs the stories into a life portrait, and coconstructs intentions that advance the career story into a new episode.