ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT is a comprehensive and practical career resource for counsellors, coaches, educators, and career development specialists. This 20-year anniversary edition builds on the award-winning career textbook that has been translated into 10 different languages. Active Engagement addresses both ‘being’ and ‘doing’ and emphasizes the importance of hope, creativity, imagination, cultural awareness, positive affirmation, and action as career developments strategies.
Norman E. Amundson
Dr. Norman Amundson is a Professor in Counselling Psychology / Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has given numerous workshops and seminars and also has been a keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. In his writings, Dr. Amundson emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, cultural awareness, and action as career counselling 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.
“Dr. Amundson is arguably our most creative thinker regarding career interventions today. This anniversary edition of Active Engagement reflects this creativity and provides us with exactly the sort of innovative strategies needed to address today’s career challenges.”
Spencer Niles, Professor and Dean , School of Education, The College of William and Mary
“Active Engagement challenges traditional career counselling practice. It offers fresh insights and diverse, dynamic and ‘unconventional’ approaches. This is a truly innovative book; it is energizing, it is freeing and moves us outside the ‘box’ of traditional practice.”
Lynne Bezanson, Executive Director Emeritus, Canadian Career Development Foundation
“Dr. Amundson has provided career counsellors with a down-to-earth and practical handbook, based on firm theoretical ground. The active use of creativity, metaphors and even poems runs through this book. Active Engagement captures the spirit, the inner light of counselling, without leaving the practitioner in the dark.”
Peter Plant, Professor, University of South-East Norway