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CCDA Spring 2013 Training Hosts Norm Amundson

  • 04/12/2013
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, 1475 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222


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CCDA is pleased to announce that Norm Amundson will be joining us April 12, 2013 for the Spring Training.

"Metaphor Making: 
Your Career, Your Life, Your Way"

Imbedded within our work-life experiences are metaphors that visually set the stage for how we understand and live our lives. Many of these metaphors operate just outside of conscious awareness. Positive change can happen when some of these metaphors are brought into focus and then evaluated with respect to their positive or negative impact. Positive change can happen when we are in a position to make conscious choices about the metaphors we live by.  This session will explore how metaphors play a key role in the way in which we portray and live our lives.

Metaphor Making: Your Career, Your Life, Your Way has two sections. The first section is an overview of theoretical foundations and practical guidelines. The second section includes a spectrum of different metaphoric possibilities when doing career work. The metaphors in the second section are not definitive, but rather illustrate how a wide variety of metaphors can be used to conceptualize careers and career development.

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
1475 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222

Dr. Norman Amundson is a Professor in Counseling Psychology / Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. In his writings, Dr. Amundson emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, cultural awareness, and action as career counseling strategies. His publications include: Active Engagement (Past Winner of the CCA Best Book Award); The Essential Elements of Career Counseling; The Physics of Living; Metaphor Making; Hope-Filled Engagement and several career workbooks including Career Pathways, Career Crossroads, Guiding Circles, and CareerScope.

Dr. Amundson has won a number of academic and professional awards, some of his recent accomplishments include: Best Research Article in the Career Development Quarterly - National Career Development Association; the Judy Geoghegan-Doi Distinguished Professional Service Award – National Employment Counseling Association; Honorary Life Time Board Member of ENET; Honorary Life Time Member of the Swedish Career Development Association; and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Umea, Sweden.

His most recent book is called Metaphor Making: Your Career, Your Life, Your Way. Read more about this book.

An article providing more information on the theory can be found here.

For more information on Norm, please click here.

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