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Episode #29 What you need to know about Career Counseling During the Great Resignation

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Episode #29 What you need to know about Career Counseling During the Great Resignation

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Episode #29 What you need to know about Career Counseling During the Great Resignation
As we are recording this show in December of 2021, we are during what is being called the Great Resignation. The Great Resignation is a mass exodus of individuals leaving their jobs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  In August 2021 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs.  It is obvious that with this staggering statistic, in our offices mental health clinicians are inevitably seeing this contemplation of leaving a job discussed in session.  I reached out to our guest because I think we could all use a deeper dive into career counseling so that we can effectively treat those in need. Career Counseling is one of the core competencies that is needed to be a licensed mental health clinician.  So many of us have a basic understanding of the importance of career and its effect on our client’s mental state and assessments that can be used for career exploration. But I think for those of us who aren’t specialized in career counseling, we need to lean into our skill set a bit more, to help us I have Dr. Sharon Givens, president of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). She comes to us with a tremendous amount of experience, and I am so honored that she agreed to come on the show. Sharon has an undergraduate degree in social work with a minor in psychology. She has a graduate certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She has a Master of Science in Counseling and a Master of Education in Adult Education. Sharon also has a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a cognate in counseling. Sharon was the recipient of the Lorin Anderson Award for Doctoral Research.   She has over fifteen years of experience in the career development field with roles including a career counselor, college and career readiness project director, mentor, career coach and director of career development training. As a career and college readiness project director in her home state of South Carolina, she developed two major career development infrastructures that has enabled over 20,000 students across the state to attend college and or obtain successful employment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Assess clients need to manage stress and anxiety verses the need to make a career change
  2. Learn the psychological impact that the Great Resignation is having individuals.
  3. Describe how career and impact that Covid-19 has had on an individual’s view of work and career.


  • Alfaris, M. M., Sauri, S., & Gaffar, M. A. (2021). Guidance and Counseling Management on Personal, Social, Learning and Career Development of SMK 19 Bandung Students During Covid-19 Pandemics. Journal of Social Work and Science Education, 2(2), 169-176.
  • Hadi, A., Suwidagdho, D., & Ningsih, R. (2021). The role of multiple intelligences: For career guidance and counselling services for vocational high school teachers. KONSELI: Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling (E-Journal), 8(1), 23-28.

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