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Monday, January 24 • 16:45 - 17:30
Measuring the Mental Health Outcomes of Career Development

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When we hear the words "mental health," most of us think of mental illness. Professionals, researchers and theoreticians share this confusion and research literature abounds with different conceptualizations and definitions of mental health. This session explores current definitions and evidence to clarify what mental health is. A measure is introduced along with evidence and feedback from Canadian career development practitioners.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Current definitions of mental health and mental illness    
  • Common elements of contemporary definitions of mental health    
  • An evidence-based framework for developing a current measure

Speakers
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Michael Huston

Counsellor, Mount Royal University
Michael Huston is a counsellor and focuses on career development with specific interest in counsellor training, career intervention strategies and outcomes, career development as mental health intervention, and work and well-being.
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Dave Redekopp

President, Life-Role Development Group
Working for over 30 years in the wide-ranging career development field, Dave Redekopp is still curious about worker-workplace relationships, work-life connections, psychological health, the quirkiness of human behaviour and more.


Monday January 24, 2022 16:45 - 17:30 EST