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Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional

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OLIVEIRA, Marina Cardoso de; GUIMARAES, Vanessa da Fonseca  and  COLETA, Marília Ferreira Dela. A career developmental assessment and counseling model based on Donald Super’s theory. Rev. bras. orientac. prof [online]. 2006, vol.7, n.2, pp. 11-18. ISSN 1984-7270.

The Career Developmental Assessment and Counseling model proposed by Donald Super (C-DAC Model) reflects his career development theory in practice. After decades of theoretical research he developed important concepts such as: career maturity, role salience in work and self concept. Donald Super created a new career assessment and counseling model that is based on the main concepts of his theory so helping career practitioners and counselors to guide their clients in dealing with their career problems in an integrating way. This model helps to understand the objective and subjective determinants of career development, reaching beyond the traditional models that are mainly based on matching models. This paper aimed at describing and discussing the principal characteristics and procedures proposed by Super´s Model and its practical implications for career counseling.

Keywords : Career assessment; Career choice; Career maturity; Donald Super’s C-DAC.

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