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Professional and vocacional counseling: scientific production analysis

This study aimed to analyse the brazilian scientific production in the professional counseling area from 1950 decade to 2005. For such, the authors proceeded the search in the BVS and IndexPsi electronic database in February, 2006, using the keywords Professional Counseling, Vocacional Counseling, Professional Insterests, Professional Choice and Interests tests. From this search, references and abstracts were extracted, from those that offered it. The results revealed that there were a increasing in the production since 1990 decade and that the works studied about theoretical review and the quality of assessment instruments. Among the most used evaluation strategies were found the interviews and other and the interests tests.

Psychological assessment; Psychological tests; Interests tests

Universidade de São Francisco, Programa de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Psicologia R. Waldemar César da Silveira, 105, Vl. Cura D'Ars (SWIFT), Campinas - São Paulo, CEP 13045-510, Telefone: (19)3779-3771 - Campinas - SP - Brazil