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Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Veronica Johnson


During the last recession career counselors throughout the United States provided direct support to individuals who were unemployed due to no fault of their own. With males making up 76 percent of net job loss (Engemann and Wall, 2010), it is important for counselors to identify that many of these individuals are in what Erikson termed the, “Generativity versus Stagnation” stage of psychosocial development (Erikson & Erikson, 1998). This paper focuses on how career counselors can use social cognitive career theory (SCCT) to assist individuals who are suffering through job loss during the generativity versus stagnation stage of life. Through the use of SCCT career counselors will better assist job seekers in finding employment and working through the seventh stage of Erikson’s psychosocial development theory.

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