Both Gray Poehnell and Norman Amundson recently received the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development and Career Counselling. Gray received the award last year in 2012 and now Norm has received it in 2013. This award is presented by the Canadian Career Development Foundation and is in celebration of “visionary leadership, exemplary achievement and inspired dedication to the advancement of excellence in career development in Canada”. Read more about the award and see past recipients on the CCDF website.
We are proud to announce that Gray Poehnell and Norman Amundson's new book Hope-Filled Engagement: New Possibilities in Life/Career Counselling is now available from Ergon Communications. Hope-Filled Engagement expresses a person-centered, solution-focused, hope-focused approach that engages people where they are engaged with life and equips them to walk their life/career paths with dignity whatever their challenges. Preview an exclusive sample chapter, read reviews and find out more here!
Metaphor Making: Your Career, Your Life, Your Way is designed for counsellors interested in better utilizing metaphors in their practice. From theoretical foundations and intervention exercises to a metaphoric case conceptualization process, Metaphor Making is perfect for people who enjoyed the Active Enagement series. In addition, forty metaphoric images that are presented in the book are included in card sort format, offering an in-depth practical and personal opportunity to experience the metaphoric process. Find out more and order your set here!
As a comapnion to the third edition of Active Engagement, we are proud to introduce our first series of career counselling videos. Designed to accompany and enhance the material found in the book, the DVDs contain real counselling sessions with Dr. Amundson, along with introductions, insight and ongoing explanation words to contribute to the learning experience. This exciting addition to Active Engagement is available from our bookstore, and video clips are now viewable online here.
Ergon Communications was proud to support Mark Pattern, co-author of Career Scope, as he embarked on a two-day cycling journey, from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA as part of The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting BC Cancer Foundation.
Mark said that he rode "...knowing that more family, friends and community members than I want to think about, will be affected by cancer in the coming years, grateful to join a team, dedicated to make a difference together and for those who may be able to ride because of these efforts".
As a sponsor, we encourage those interested to read about his reasons for riding on his donation page here.