The PIC Model. Itamar Gati The Hebrew University Jerusalem. Today I will present (and try to justify) the claim that. Career counseling may be viewed as decision counseling, which aims at facilitating the clients' decision-making process, and promoting better career decisions. How?.
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Or: Who needs another model?
CDM Difficulties of 15,000 visitors in the Future Directions website (Gati & Meyers, 2003)
The Distribution of the Three Levels of Difficulties (negligible, moderate, salient difficulty) in the Ten Difficulty Categories and Four Groups(N = 6192; H-Hebrew, E-English, p-paper and pencil, I-Internet)
- In-depth exploration
Locating and prioritizing aspects or factors
Explicate the within-factor preferences of the most important factor not yet considered
Eliminate incompatible alternatives
Too many promising alternatives?
This is the recommended list of occupations
worth further, in-depth exploration
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b (second in
Four Examples of a within-aspect compatibility test: strategyA comparison between the Acceptable Range for the individual (ar), and the Characteristic levels of an alternative (cl)
(a) Inclusion (b) Partial Overlap (c) No Overlap (d) Almost Overlap
Initial List of Potential Alternatives
(a) Selecting Relevant Aspects
(b) Ranking Aspects by Importance
(c) Defining the Range of Acceptable Levels for the Most Important Aspect Not Yet Considered
(d) Comparing the Individual’s Range of Acceptable Levels with the Characteristic Levels of the Alternatives: Eliminating Incompatible Alternatives
Is the list of remaining occupations too long?
(e) Sensitivity Analysis
List of Promising Alternatives
Promising Alternative strategy
Does the alternative suit me?
Do I fit the alternative?A Suitability Test for a promising Alternative during the In-depth Exploration Stage
Examining probability of actualization
Verifying compatibility with preferences in the most important aspects
Confirming the fit to the core aspects of the alternative
Considering compatibility with preferences in the less important aspects as well
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A Schematic Presentation of the (within-alternative, across aspects)Choice Stage
Return to In-depth exploration stage
Is there only one suitable alternative?
Compare the suitable alternatives and choose the most suitable one
Most suitable alternative identified
Select second-best alternative(s)
Is its actualization certain?
The choice is made
Am I confident with my choice?
therefore the P-E fit resulting from it should lead to greater career-associated well-being than that based on a single-step-based person-occupation match.
T (within-alternative, across aspects)
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The PIC model – Rationale and Stages