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Podcast: Behind the Science of Career Development

The Asia Pacific Career Development Journal (APCDJ) is an international biannual publication dedicated to all career development and intervention related topics. It is the official journal of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA).

Behind the Science of Career Development podcast will feature the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal articles.  Providing a glimpse of the work found in the journal articles.  Our first podcast is about Transgender Workplace Experience. The review was guided by a strength-based perspective, highlighting the adaptability, flexibility, and resiliency of transgender individuals.

Episode 1: Workplace Experiences of Transgender Individuals

What issues do transgender individuals experience in the workplace in the Asia Pacific region and how can counselors help them to with these issues?  In this episode, Author Danielle Lefebvre explains what she learned through her research into this fascinating topic.

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Cisgender describes a person whose sex assigned at birth matches their gender identity.
A lot of transgender women felt pressured to go into the entertainment industry.
I think what really helps is to be open and honest.


Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE, is the Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal and a Core Clinical Mental Health Faculty at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career publications, programs, keynote talks, workshops, and on-line career coaching and mentorship for global career professionals.

Danielle C. Lefebvre, a doctoral student at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada, is planning to work with and advocating for transgender people in the workplace.

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Links for more information:

Read Danielle Lefebvre’ article Workplace Experiences of Transgender Individuals

Asia Pacific Career Development Journal 


Attend a monthly webinar on global career issues 

Follow Danielle Lefebvre on Twitter @dclefebv

Follow Brian Hutchison on Twitter @globalcareerguy

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