Principal Teaching Fellow
Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education
Joint Course Director
Career Development and Coaching Studies
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Phil McCash teaches a range of modules across the MA in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education, MA in Career Development and Coaching Studies and MA Coaching. These include Career Development Theories; Career, Vocation & Calling; Employability & Career Development Learning; and Research Project. He also supervises on the Dissertation module. In 2008, he was elected a Fellow of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling. He currently edits the Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling.
Phil is interested in the re-imagination of career development in the workplace, education and the wider community, and has pioneered a research-informed approach to this subject. Some illustrative publications and talks are shown below. He is currently researching Jungian and post-Jungian depth psychological perspectives and their relationship to career development.
McCash, P. (2016) Employability and depth psychology, in M. Tomlinson & L. Holmes (eds), Graduate employability in context: theory, research and debate, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
McCash, P. (2014) Foreword, in Association of Higher Education Career Services, Crafting the present for future employability: an AHECS employability module, Cork, Republic of Ireland: AHECS.
McCash, P. (2013) The professional development needs of career service employees in the university sector: a personal view on some contemporary challenges, Career service papers: career service netwerk deutschland, 11: 17-25
Frigerio, G. and McCash, P. (2013) Creating career coaching, Journal of the national institute for career education and counselling, 30: 54-58.
Frigerio, G., Mendez, R. and McCash, P. (2012) Re-designing work-related learning: a management studies placement module, Coventry: Career Studies Unit.
Andrews, D., Frigerio, G. and McCash, P. (2012) Final report to the British Council Pakistan on a consultancy to develop postgraduate courses in career counselling and education, Coventry: Career Studies Unit.
McCash, P. (2011) Designing a generic career studies module: a practical example, Reading: Centre for Career Management Skills.
McCash, P. (2010) Using concept mapping to develop a career studies curriculum, Career research and development: the NICEC journal, 23: 25-33.
McCash, P. (2008) Career studies handbook: career development learning in practice, York: Higher Education Academy.
McCash, P. (2007) Career studies: new ideas for academics and careers advisers, Career research and development: the NICEC journal, 17: 23-29.
McCash, P. (2006) We’re all career researchers now: breaking open careers education and DOTS, British journal of guidance and counselling, 34 (4): 429-449. Link to article for Warwick staff and students. Link to journal public page.
- Career helping at depth: working with the whole person in careers work
Career Development Institute Student Conference, Coventry University, 4/2017.
- Career development theories: past, present and future (keynote)
Cultural learning, personal myth, transformation (workshop)
Rethinking Career Development for a Globalised World, NICEC Conference, University of Derby, 09/2016.
- Research for career and employability professionals in higher education
Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services Research Conference keynote address, Manchester Metropolitan University, 07/2016.
- Possible plots, possible people: new directions in career development
National Institute for Career Education and Counselling seminar, Hamilton House, London, 3/2014.
- Career dreams: signs and symbols in our career imagination
Career Development Institute Annual Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, 11/2013.
- Constructing career education: curriculum design for an employability module
Association of Higher Education Careers Services CPD workshops, Dublin, Ireland, 6/2013 and 9/2012.
- Jung's reception of Adler: some points of similarity and difference
Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies annual research conference, University of Essex, 5/2013.
- Re-designing work-related learning in higher education
Society for Research into Higher Education annual conference, Newport, 12/2012.
- Re-imagining work-relating learning
National Institute for Career Education and Counselling seminar, Hamilton House, London, 6/2012.
- Career development: a post-Jungian re-imagination
Psychoanalysis: society, culture and the individual (Freud, Jung and Beyond) conference, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, 6/2011.
- Re-imagining career education
Focus on working life conference keynote address and workshop, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 4/2011.
- Developing a curriculum for career studies
International Centre for Guidance Studies seminar, University of Derby, 4/2010.
- Constructing an impact through career learning, information, advice and guidance
Learning and Skills Improvement Service conference for leaders in the FE sector, Tate Modern, London, 3/2010.
- Developing a career studies curriculum
International career studies symposium, Career Studies Unit and Centre for Career Management Skills, University of Reading, 9/2009.
- Career development learning through a life-wide curriculum
Learning to be professional conference (SCEPTrE), University of Surrey, 4/2009.
- Career studies in practice: new approaches to employability and career education
Higher Education Academy annual conference, Harrogate, 7/2008.
- Integrating theory and practice in career development
Association of Graduate Careers Services Ireland annual conference keynote address, Galway, Ireland, 6/2008.
- A career studies manifesto
National Institute for Career Education and Counselling seminar, Institute for Employment Studies, London, 5/2007.