What is career trauma and how might it come up in a counseling or coaching session?
In this episode, NCDA Past President Dr. Sharon Givens hosts Amanda Chenkin and Rae Stout for a conversation about career trauma. Amanda and Rae share definitions and insights related to identifying career trauma in the context of career development. They encourage you to explore your own experiences and hold space for others’ career traumas, sharing and modeling examples of the language that can be used and reflecting what you are seeing and hearing in ways that integrate the brain, body, and heart.
Amanda Chenkin is a licensed professional counselor in Colorado and Maryland and a certified career counselor; she has been in the career development field for 20 years. The last eight years have been focused on career counseling, specifically working with clients who are exploring who they are and how they want to author their story. Amanda walks alongside clients who examine and process the internal and external stories and systems that have kept them from living unapologetically. She is an active member of the American Counseling Association and NCDA. She is in private practice and owner of Choice Career Counseling based in Baltimore, MD.
Rae Stout is a licensed professional counselor at the iAmClinic in Colorado. Her clients often come to her looking to better understand themselves and how they wish to ‘show up’ in the world. She works with individuals to explore who they are, where they want to go and how they will get there. Often this looks like walking alongside clients as they untangle their authentic parts of self from internalized shame and societal pressures in order to step into their own self-authored story. Rae has 10 years of experience, specifically working with individuals around career concerns, identity work, integration, anxiety/depression and PTSD and/or CPTSD. She is also a certified career counselor, and specializes in working with career-related trauma. She is EMDR trained, and uses Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution Focused approaches.