NCDA’s COVID-19 Career and Mental Health Resources
There are countless resources, lists, webinars and tools being circulated to support helping professionals during this global pandemic. Read more about how these resources were chosen below. NCDA will update this page continuously. Have a suggestion? Please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
- If you only have 10 minutes, please start here.
- Career Resources
- Remote Working
- From NCDA Publications
- Resources from our Cousin Organizations - see the new Study on Student Engagement
- How is NCDA choosing resources?
- Call to Action!
Basic Needs and Provisions
Mental Health Resources
Remember to first check in with yourself!
Video: Start with these 2 questions to help people adjust - A helpful conversation with with Global Career Guy Brian Hutchinson
Thriving Through Chaos: How to Manage your Mental Health and Help Your Clients do the Same - CERIC Free Webinar Series - Replay available.
Free webinar for career services professionals: "Help! I Need a (Better) Job!"
An Expert's Take on Essential Work, Overwork, and Unemployment (an interview with David Blustein)
The uncertainty of students' future is captured in this video (May 5, 2020, NBC News) which includes a comment from Dr. Melissa Venable of BestCollege.com and NCDA Board Member.
NEW! The Crisis of Unemployed Graduates: Colleges must help prepare the class of 2021 to navigate the worst job market in decades. (Selingo & Sigelman, Feb 4, 2021, Wall Street Journal)
NEW! Global Digital Career Advocacy - watch the various interviews by Raza Abbas which aim to provide keen stakeholders with valuable perspectives on the significance of career development from leading career influencers from around the globe to raise awareness on the significance of career guidance and career development especially in the times of Covid-19 pandemic.
Ethical Use of Social Networking Technologies in Career Services - This paper shares the results of the NCDA Ethics Committee’s comprehensive review of literature about the use of social networking technologies in practice by career professionals and those in related helping professions. The paper served as a foundational resource to inform the guidelines that are now a part of the 2015 Code of Ethics.
NCDA headquarters and members are gathering resources, and we will highlight them in this section. Note, while the older articles have been written in a very different time and we acknowledge that today's world experience is unprecedented, the message can still be helpful.
Teaching Online Career Development Classes- Free chapter from the NCDA monograph, Teaching Career Development: A Primer for Instructors and Presenters (Osborn, 2016).
Intentional Exploration: A Holistic Process to Navigate Career Change and Uncertainty- Free article from NCDA's Career Developments quarterly members-only magazine (Franklin 2015)
Career Convergence - helpful articles and tips during COVID19 restrictions, such as social distancing, online learning, and working remotely:
- Taming the Stress: Addressing Client Challenges with a Response Platform
- Serving International Graduate Students in the Context of COVID-19 and Social Justice Awakening in the United States
- Adopting a Social Emotional Learning Program: Assistance for School Counselors Adjusting to the “New Normal”
- Holistic Career Counseling for Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
- Reflections on the Past: What We Learned from 9/11 and the 2008 Recession
- Hold onto Your Hats: The Multi-faceted Role of Career Practitioners During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Counselor Educators, Working Identities and Constructing a Better, Healthier World
- Exploring and Addressing Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the Workplace
- Professional Communication: Teaching Students to Use Email Effectively
- Preparing Students for Career Success: Exposing Students to Online Interviewing
- Working Learners Need Better Access to Career Advising: How and Why to Take Your Services Online
- Learning to “Drop Your Tools” in Uncertain Times: A Call for Career Educators
- Addressing Practitioner Anxiety as it Relates to Technology
- Ethical Foundations and Social Technologies in Career Services
- See also Tech Tips archives for a full list of technological hints to use in your practice, office or work with clients.
- Finally, stay connected! Use the comment section on each article to stay connected to the colleagues and your field. The interactive comments sections is automatically shared with the author, the web magazine editor and associate editor, and posted online for readers to view and respond.
NCDA Webinars & CEUs:
Did you know all pre-recorded NCDA webinars are free for viewing at anytime at your convenience? Linked under Professional Development, these webinars offer a wide range of topics. CEUs can be purchased for only $35 per webinar. Now, as part of NCDA's response to COVID-19, CEUs for watching a group of webinars are available at a discounted price. Watch 1, 2, or 3 webinars, then click on the link below to purchase CEU's.
CEUs are required for credential holders and registry instructors. Gaining approved CEUs is as easy as 1-2-3 with NCDA! For more information about each webinar visit the Professional Development:Webinar page, or, for registration questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CAS - Counsel for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education
NEW STUDY! The Postsecondary Education Research Center (PERC) at the University of Tennessee is conducting a multi-phase study of the practice of student engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study is a survey of student engagement professionals to better understand the experiences of those who are working to plan and implement student engagement opportunities. You are invited to participate in the anonymous survey, found here: COVID-19 Student Engagement Survey.
Learn more about PERC.
Learn more about CAS.
ICF - International Coach’s Federation
Highlight: Video Series: Making the Shift to Virtual Coaching (scroll down to that section)
See the Complete ICF List
American Psychological Association
Highlight: Free Access to the Publication Manual and Other Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic (or try here)
See the Complete APA List
NCDA has formed a working group to select and evaluate resources. No one person is equipped to deal with these unprecedented times. We are approaching this together, as a community of career professionals. Then, you in turn, can support your communities across the country, and worldwide, knowing that your colleagues and peers have carefully chosen these resources for you. Do you have an approach, a tool or a resource to share with your NCDA community? Please leave your comment at the bottom of this page.
NCDA members are encouraged to tell their story. Read the details on the NCDA Advocacy webpage: Call to Action.