Counseling and the Role of Personality and Intelligence

  • Norman E. Amundson
  • William A. Borgen
  • Elizabeth Tench
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


It is our intent in this chapter to highlight certain issues pertaining to the areas of personality, intelligence, and environment that are currently of interest in the field of counseling. Vocational development serves as an example of a central counseling focus that illustrates concerns that apply to many counseling endeavors. In particular this discussion centers around the experiences of young individuals as they make their way into the vocational context. Recent studies have demonstrated that this transition period is a time of great flux in an individual’s life, and that a successful passage has profound implications for well-being (Amundson, Borgen, & Tench, 1993; Borgen, Amundson, & Tench, 1993; Furnham, 1985; Tiggeman & Winefield, 1984; Warr, Jackson, and Banks, 1982).


Career Counseling Social Intelligence Vocational Behavior Personal Style Personal Competence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman E. Amundson
    • 1
  • William A. Borgen
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Tench
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Counselling PsychologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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