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.

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.