- Seven Narratives: A Counselling Intervention Using Stories in Career Development
- This is a presentation given in the USW by Professor Pryor and Professor Jim Bright, illustrating how the use of narratives can assist individuals seeking career counselling.
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- INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF PROFESSOR PRYOR’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT FIELD.
- International career articles: A content analysis of four journals across 34 years. Journal of Vocational Behavior. Volume 70, Issue 3, June
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Congruence Pty Ltd provides a range of services relating to the career development of individuals and ancillary to the needs of our customers. We are also committed to the ongoing development of knowledge in the field of career development both in Australia and internationally.
Training sessions or complete programs can be run according to Congruence customers’ needs. Professor Pryor is available to conduct training on topics including:
- the use and interpretation of career development inventories in general
- the use and interpretation of Congruence assessment tools and techniques
- the use of chaos theory in career development counselling
- career development counselling
- career counselling techniques
- professional ethics
- professional report writing
Congruence offer consultancy services to organizations wanting to devleop or improve their human resources services. Professor Pryor is also available to undertake test construction on behalf of companies offering assessment services.
Professor Pryor is available for career development assessment and counselling. His approach is based on his pioneering work on the application of chaos theory to career development. This approach is two pronged: occupations/careers can be found and occupations careers can be created. Chaos theory career counselling combines and integrates the traditional matching (people to occupations) perspective with the constructivist (creating a life and career) perspective.
The importance of meaning, purpose, mission, values and fulfilment in the field of career development continues to increase. Individuals often want to place their work and careers in the broader context of what really matters and what they think is ultimately important. These are spiritual issues. Professor Pryor has been exploring and writing about spiritualty and careers for many years. As a Christian he has sought in particular to bring that perspective to bear on the meaning and the place of work in a Christian’s life. Using the understanding of the person as both the child of God on one hand and the servant of God on the other, he has sought insights into working as an expression of both a relationship and a service of the Christ who loves and serves us all.
For over 20 years Professor Pryor has been conducting medico-legal vocational assessment of individuals whose income-earning capacities have been impaired through injury disease treatment incompetence or other misadventures. He has on occasions, provided various courts with expert opinions on a range of issues associated with psychological assessment, the interpretation of test data, reviews of other reports, the impact of injuries on individuals’ careers and likely future directions of specific careers.
Through both national and international conference presentations, numerous referred journal articles, book chapters, contributions to international compendiums (such as the Encyclopaedia of Career Development), Professor Pryor continues to contribute to the ongoing development of knowledge in the career development field. He has researched in a wide range of career issues including:
- Values in occupational choice
- Vocational interests
- Personality assessment
- Fuzzy logic’s implications for assessment
- Career counselling evaluation
- The Chaos Theory of Careers (with Prof. Jim Bright)
- The role of chance or unplanned events in careers.