This paper is an analysis of the article by Maree & Di Fabio (2018) titled “Integrating
Personal and Career Counseling to Promote Sustainable Development and Change.” The author
uses the article as a way of reporting how personal and career counselling can be integrated to
promote sustainable development and change. The researchers collected data and analyzed it
effectively to come up with the best conclusions that can be relied on by the people in the
society. They used an explorative, descriptive, instrumental methodology that was in the case
study fashion to collect the data that was used in the research to make the relevant conclusions.
The researchers used both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques. They also
made use of the integrative career counselling intervention in the study. The researchers used a
strategy that involved eliciting career life stories of the participants that took part in the research
then integrating the stories that have been found into a coherent story with the permission of the
participants. The stories were then used in coming up with action steps that will help in coming
up with solutions to the problems that the people face as they carry out various activities. The
deep-seated personal challenges that are faced by the people in different careers was possible
because of the information that was found in the case study. The methods that were used in the
research were important in finding ways in which the personal and career counselling can be
integrated to promote sustainable development in society. Careers enable people to be able to
make a living that will improve their lives as they live in the society.
The implications of the study findings to the mental health/ career counselling field
ARTICLE ANALYSIS 3
The paper is important because it provides the necessary information on how the issues
that the counsellors face in their careers can be dealt with accordingly for the benefit of society.
The paper shows the importance of stories in shaping the lives of the people in the society. In the
future stories of how mental health cases have been handled may be used in coming up with
better strategies that can be used in dealing with the situation in the lives of the people in the
society. For instance, in the case where the mental health care that is being dealt with is common
in the society, the experts may look for information on how the condition was dealt with then use
the information to deal with such cases in the future for the benefit of the society in general.
Many people find it hard to make good career decision hence end up making mistakes in their
career choices. The results of the research give an idea of getting stories about the people and
their careers, then using the information to help other people to make correct career decisions.
Strengths of the article
The results have come as a result of the extensive research that has been conducted by the
researchers meaning that the results will be useful in solving various problems that the people
face in society. The other strength is that the study handles the real issues that affect the people
in the society. For instance, many people have indeed found themselves in the careers that do not
suit them; hence they require such advice on how to select the best career possible.
One major weakness in the research is that it relies on what the participants are saying
which could be misleading or false hence affect the integrity of the results significantly. It is
therefore important to look for a method that will collect the information and in an accurate
ARTICLE ANALYSIS 4
Maree, J., & Di Fabio, A. (2018). Integrating Personal and Career Counseling to Promote
Sustainable Development and Change. Sustainability, 10(11), 4176.