MY SYSTEM of CAREER INFLUENCES - MSCI (Adolescent): Workbook

Mary McMahon, Wendy Patton, Mark Watson,

NOTE: This client booklet is to be used in conjunction with the MSCI (Adult) Facilitators Guide and is not useful for any other purpose.

Career development in the 21st century presents many challenges and opportunities. Throughout your life you will make countless decisions and experience numerous transitions. Each decision may be subject to a range of influences, for example people you know may give you an opinion, you may be attracted to a particular place or a particular salary, or you may simply want a change. No two people will have the same pattern of influences.

The My System of Career Influences (MSCI) (Adolescent) is a qualitative career assessment reflection process based on recent developments in theory and practice. It encourages a narrative and story-based approach to your career development.
It has been used successfully with adolescents, including school students, in one-on-one career counselling sessions as well as in a group setting.


About the Author

Mary McMahon
Dr Mary McMahon is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her particular interests are the career development of children and adolescents, and the application of constructivist approaches to career counselling and assessment. She is especially interested in qualitative career assessment. Mary is the author of a number of books, book chapters, and refereed journal articles.

Wendy Patton
Professor Wendy Patton is Emeritus Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She has published extensively in the area of career development, including articles, book chapters, conference papers, and a number of co-authored and co-edited books. She is currently on the editorial advisory boards of a number of national and international career development journals and the Series Editor of the Career Development Series with Sense Publishers.

Mark Watson
Mark Watson is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. He specialises in career, school and adolescent psychology and researches lifespan career development, with a specific focus on assessment and cross-cultural issues. He publishes in international and national journals, is the author of book chapters and is co-editor of several books. He is currently on the editorial advisory boards of several international career development journals.