The Genuine Scientist-practitioner in Vocational Psychology: An Autoethnography

  title={The Genuine Scientist-practitioner in Vocational Psychology: An Autoethnography},
  author={Peter McIlveen},
  journal={Qualitative Research in Psychology},
  pages={295 - 311}
  • Peter McIlveen
  • Published 6 December 2007
  • Psychology
  • Qualitative Research in Psychology
This paper explores the notion of the scientist-practitioner in vocational psychology. It is suggested that despite the visage of science and technology, the actual practice of vocational psychology and career counselling is a very personal endeavour. The paper uses autoethnography to elucidate the construction of the career assessment and counselling procedure My Career Chapter. It is argued that the genuine creator of the procedure was not the chimerical scientist-practitioner; rather it was… 

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