Facilitating Career Transitions with Coping and Decision-Making Approaches

Yuliya Lipshits-Braziler*, Itamar Gati

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As the 21th-century world of work is rapidly changing, and career transitions have becomemore frequent, decision-making and coping skills can help individuals manage these transitions successfully. The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate ways of facilitating individuals’ career transitions using a decision-theory viewpoint and coping-with-stress perspective. The first section of the chapter focuses on the features of career transitions. The second describes some ways in which the coping perspective could be applied to help understand and deal with career transitions. To highlight the advantages of using decision theory, the third section demonstrates the utility of the PIC model (Prescreening, In-depth exploration, and Choice; Gati and Asher in Contemporary models in vocational psychology Erlbaum, Mahwah, pp. 7-54, 2001a, Gati and Asher in Career Dev Q 50:140-157, 2001b) as a way of facilitating career transitions. The chapter concludes by exploring the implications of both decision-making and coping perspectives for career guidance and counselling.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHandbook of Innovative Career Counselling
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783030227999
ISBN (Print)9783030227982
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

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  • Career assessment
  • Career counselling
  • Career transitions
  • Coping
  • Decision-making


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