Job Loss: Case

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This chapter discusses the case of Joseph, a 36-year-old white male, who was referred to counseling as he had not been attending his training sessions on time, and missed several meetings with his unemployment caseworker. Schlossberg described four aspects of any transition, including job loss: the situation, the self, the support, and the strategies. Working with Joseph called for a two-pronged approach. He needed, for financial and emotional reasons, to find work, so job-hunting skills must be addressed and addressed promptly. The connection between work and spirituality has been described as a key component of job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and work adjustment. Integration of work and spiritual domains expands the client's options and offers multiple interventions to address the stages of loss and career transition. Opportunities to nurture workers' inner strengths through their spirituality may be beneficial for job and overall life satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Incidents in Integrating Spirituality into Counseling
PublisherAmerican Counseling Association
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781119221661
ISBN (Print)9781556203367
StatePublished - 19 Sep 2015


  • Career transition
  • Job loss
  • Job satisfaction
  • Life satisfaction
  • Spirituality
  • Two-pronged approach
  • Unemployment caseworker
  • Work adjustment


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