When you meet someone for the first time, they will ask your name.
The next question is likely to be about what you do for a living.
This highlights the importance we place on work as an identifier within society.
What if you have no job to describe? You may feel awkward, embarrassed, and even ashamed, especially if you have recently encountered job loss. Work makes us feel whole and forms a large part of our identity and life (Gallo et al., 2005).
This article will explain the psychosocial factors associated with job loss and correlated depression.
If you are working with clients who have experienced these difficulties, you will learn how to counsel them and help them cope with the emotional symptoms that are a consequence of unemployment.