Monday, May 20, 2013

Hope for the hopeless, help for the hurting, come see what we have created

Hello, this is Kevin Herbert. I want to thank you for your friendship and share an idea of mine that has finally come to fruition. So many of you reached out to Cheryl and I when we were hurting so much and we will never forget you generosity and kind words. We hope that you will be as excited about this news as we are.

There are some ideas that people are immediately attracted to, like wealth, health, prosperity and fulfilling relationships. And there are some that the average person steers clear of, such as, anger, loss, sickness, death.

While people still come to me for help with creating a prosperous life, even more come to me when all hope is lost. These are the individuals, families and kids that I accompany on what is often

Hope for the hopeless, help for the hurting, come see what we have created

Mon, May 20, 11:30pm – Tue, May 21, 12:30am GMT-05:00
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a difficult, but heroic journey of recovery.

My dream has been to open a center that not only teaches the skills to living a prosperous life, but one that helps even those who have lost it all to transform their loss and suffering into meaning and purpose. I know from experience how difficult it is to do these things alone.

With the help of my good friend Kelly, we have created the Center for Hope and Healing. We are offering a therapeutic practice that specializes in grief for all forms of loss whether recent or lingering. We offer individual and family counseling as well as groups and classes. I also offer counseling and coaching for dozens of other concerns.

Kelly and I want to invite you to visit the Center this week for our grand opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 23 from Noon to Three.

Let me know if you can make it out. If not, schedule a personal tour and meeting with me. I'd love to hear how you have been and what you have planned for 2013.

The Center for Hope Healing is located in a gorgeous century home at 608 Jefferson in beautiful Saint Charles. The Center is made possible through the generous support of the Baue Family.

Please send me a message and I will keep you updated on things as they develop and let me know when I can see you at the Center. This is only the beginning. There it's more healing, hope and prosperity to come.

Best wishes,

Kevin Herbert, LPC
Co-founder of The Center for Hope and Healing

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Jefferson Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301
(636) 219-5432

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My new email address


Hey, I have a new email address:

Drop me a line!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Can I Use Coaching Techniques And Still Be An Effective Professional Career Counselor?

Different settings require different skills and techniques when providing solutions to career problems and issues. Coaching techniques can be more effective than counseling techniques in certain settings. Successful career practitioners can (and should) employ both coaching and counseling techniques when helping clients solve career problems. There are more similarities than differences between career counseling and career coaching.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Re: Final and Final Review

The final must be completed in its entirety.

You must also analyze five exam questions and explain why the right answer is right and why the other answers are wrong.

Sometimes every answer has a bit of truth to it. When taking a multiple choice test eliminate obvious wrong answers, then prioritize the remaining answers to find the best alternative.

For example,

Jamie wants to take her junior year of college to find herself. Jamie is in which one of Marcia's stages?


moratorium c. foreclosure


achievement d. diffusion

Diffusion is defined as having few clear ideas of what one wants and not being concerned about the future. We cannot guess from the question stem that Jenny is in Diffusion and Diffusion usually prevents a person from taking the actions necessary to get to college and go two years.

Foreclosure is defined as making a choice, often based on family tradition, without exploring other options. We cannot guess from the question stem that Jenny is in Foreclosure, because it does not say anything about her family's input.

Achievement is defined as knowing what one wants and making plans to attain an occupational goal. It is unlikely that Jenny wants to make a career of finding herself.

Moratorium is defined as a time, often more than several months, in which one explores options while wanting a direction, but not having one.

Because Jenny is a junior in college who wants to take a specific amount of time from school to find her self, the best answer is Moratorium.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

MBTI and Strong

Hello Students,

Our graduate director has stated that it will not be possible for those of you wanting to use these tests with your client to do so.

Please use the Keirsey Temperament Sorter 2 ( if you would like to incorporate a personality test into your assignment.

You can use O*NET for a skills assessment (

You can test interests with this one ( OR use the attached assessment from Kuder.

Of course, you can just do the three assessments on missouri connections to satisfy the requirements of the assignment.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Fwd: Need your help in building better communications, expanding our membership, and recruiting you to become active in CSJ


This is one of the divisions of the ACA that I belong to. I know several of you have expressed an interest in this organization.


Aloha Everyone:

I am writing to you as the Chair of the CSJ Membership Committee and President-elect of CSJ. There are three points presented below that I am asking you to help me with.

First, the Membership Committee want so help build better communication systems with our members. To do this we want to invite ALL the members on our membership lists to be added to the CSJ Listserve. This list serve provides our membership with information and discussions related to a broad range of social justice and professional issues. If you are not yet included on the CSJ list serve and would like to be included in this important communication system, please reply to this email by hitting the "reply to all" icon so Dr. Edil Torres Rivera will receive your email expressing your desire to be included in the list serve. Dr. Torres Rivera has coordinated the list serve for several years. We are grateful for his willingness to continue to do so. We hope to have 99% of our members on the list serve to foster better communication with our membership. If you are already on the CSJ list serve, you do NOT have to respond to this request.

Second, in an effort to expand our membership in CSJ, the Membership Committee is launching a membership drive. You can help us with this important project by personally recruiting at least one (1) person who will sign up as a new CSJ member in the next 30 days. I am providing the link to the ACA membership services below that can be used to have new members sign up. Also, we hope to change the current policy that requires all CSJ members to have to also become a member of ACA in our business meeting at the ACA conference later this month in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The link to ACA's membership services is as follows:

Third, as the President-elect of CSJ, I want to recruit you into becoming more active members in our association. The success of our association is dependent on your willingness to volunteer to committees and tasks forces that are in need of your help as well as suggesting the ways that you are most interested in becoming active in CSJ.

Please email me and let me know if you are interested in becoming more active in CSJ in the coming year and what area of interest you would be willing to participate in.

Thank you for your continued support of CSJ. I look forward to hearing from you when time allows.

In peace and with appreciation,

Michael D'Andrea
CSJ President-elect
Membership Committee Chair

Thursday, November 20, 2008



Trait and factor theory
General trait and factor theory
Work adjustment theory
Holland’s theory of types
Myers-Briggs type theory

Life-span theory
Atkinson, et al.
Hopson and Adams’ theory of transition

Career decision-making theory
Krumboltz’s social learning theory
Spiritual approach to career counseling
Cognitive information processing perspective

Does NOT fit into one of the three categories
Constructivist approaches
Relational theories
Social cognitive career theory
Sociological and economic theories of career development

Combining Life-Span Theory with Trait and Factor and Career Decision-Making Theories
Super and trait and factor theory

Ginzberg – emphasize development of interests, capacities, and values
Super – development of curiosity, exploration, and information leading to development of interests, accurate time perspective, and a self concept
Gottfredson – orientation to size and power, gender roles, social class variables, and self awareness
Trait and factor theory and career decision making theories usually not appropriate in childhood

Early Adolescence
Convergence of life-span theory and other theories becomes murky
Super – career maturity, career planning, career exploration, decision making, world-of-work information, and knowledge of preferred occupation
Erikson, Marica, Vondracek – vocational readiness
Trait and factor theory and career decision making are useful

Late Adolescence and Adulthood
Trait and factor theories – Holland
Work adjustment can be used, but rarely is
Cognitive information processing and Krumboltz can be used

Adult Career Development
Can use most theories except early childhood

Combining Trait and Factor Theories
Can use different trait and factor theories at once

Combining Career Decision-Making Theories
Career decision making theories tend to describe the same process, so would NOT use more than one at a time

The Counselor’s Choice – It’s personal, there is no one way that is better than another


Screening Methods
Tests or inventories that screen for clients who will benefit from counseling most
Examples: Career Development Inventory; Holland’s Self Directed Search

Paper-and-Pencil Methods
Holland’s Self-Directed Search used with The Occupations Finder and You and Your Career

Computerized Guidance Systems
Adjunct to counseling, interactive
DISCOVER and SIGI PLUS (values emphasized) - follow trait and factor method

Great variety of career information
Assessment inventories (Appendix B)
Career information (Appendix C)
_ Career counseling organizations
_ Education and internships
_ Job postings
_ Occupations
Ethical issues - Confidentiality and following professional standards


Group Career Counseling
Concepts and materials provided can usually be applied to most group settings
Primary use is to impart information, also to help with exploration and self-efficacy
Not found in individual counseling - motivation from peers, being able to help or be helped by those in similar positions as yourself
Groups can be designed for specific populations
trait and factor theory - select test and inventories - all trait and factor theories can be used
Developmental theory - group by age range - Issues related to Super’s stages
Career decision making - Krumboltz developed the DECIDES group approach.
Cognitive information processing has been applied to career classes

Career Counseling as a Related Issue
When career counseling is NOT the primary concern
Can use Myers-Briggs, work adjustment theory, Super, and Gottfredson for children

Changing Work Settings
The age and ability levels of the clients may determine the type of theory that the counselor chooses
In general, counselors may be less likely to change their theory of counseling when they move from one work setting to another, than to modify the career development theory that they use

Placement Counseling
Many authors have written job search books to help people find a job. Azrin has used a behavioral approach in the development of the “job club”
Holland - different types use different approaches
Myers-Briggs - approach depends on MBTI stage
Super - role salience and stage
Career decision making theory - reinforce job search rather than getting a job


Trait and factor theory rely heavily on tests
Less for life-span theory, even less for spirituality theory


Associated with trait and factor theory
Examples - Dictionary of Holland Occupational Codes, DOT, Guide for Occupational Exploration, Occupational Information Network (O*NET)


Life-span theory addresses issues for women at different developmental stages
Various trait and factor theories address specific issues related to gender
Gottfredson describes gender issues in the career development of children
Sexual harassment is addressed by crisis and other theories


Life span theory has studied groups at different developmental stages
Vondracek discusses cultural context of situations
Social cognitive theory focuses on concerns about self-efficacy
Minority development model of Atkinson, Morten, and Sue


Trait and Factor Theories
Awareness of differences in abilities, interests, values, and personality of client and counselor

Life-Span Theories
Attention to different roles and stages of the client and the counselor

Career Decision-Making Theories
Krumboltz - counseling skills should match needs of client
Spiritual approach - client and counselor’s subjective experience may differ greatly
Cognitive information processing theory - structure of counseling should not interfere with discussion of atypical issues.

Sociological and Economic Approaches
Focuses on inequalities that exist for women and culturally diverse populationsSociological and economic research provides a means for the counselor to assess her own biases