Using the MBTI in Career Counseling, Coaching, and Advising: Moving Beyond the Basics

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The MBTI is an instrument that attempts to measure our natural tendencies or way of acting and reacting in situations. It helps us to understand how we react to others and how to more successfully interact with them.

It is helpful, but not required, that you have a basic understanding of the MBTI and its four dichotomies. By completing this course, you will have a more in-depth understanding of how the MBTI works and how you can use it more effectively in your counseling/coaching practice.

Your Instructor: Edythe Richards
Edythe Richards, CPRW, GCDF, MBTI-MP, EQ-i, has been an educator for 20+ years, specializing in career development for over 15 of those years.  She is a nationally-recognized expert on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and was one of the first 50 individuals worldwide to obtain the Master Practitioner credential. While Edythe has worked in private and public sectors, and in higher education for a number of years, her main interest in career development is helping midlife adults locate and sustain meaningful employment. 
Edythe has been a featured speaker at many events in the greater Washington, DC Metro area, particularly in Arlington County, where she leads workshops and seminars on resume writing, career transition, and job loss.  Edythe has a Master’s Degree in Counseling as well as several industry certifications, including Certified Professional Resume Writer, Global Career Development Facilitator, Emotional Intelligence, and Myers-Briggs Master Practitioner.  Currently, Edythe works with MWAA in leadership development, training and coaching to equip teams with the tools necessary to manage change and improve employee engagement. She also oversees the website A Top Career( where she regularly blogs and produces podcasts. You can reach Edythe at  

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

Understand the 4 dichotomies of the Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator as they relate to career counseling.

Present Type® Dynamics as a development and counseling tool.

Understand the differences in communication styles and counseling needs based on personality type.

Anticipate counseling needs on the basis of Type® Dynamics.

Apply Type® Dynamics to a client’s career development plan.

Provide feedback in a Type®-sensitive yet accurate manner.

Assess your strengths as a career development specialist; recognize areas for development.