Academic Publications

Plimmer, G. & Schmidt, A. (2007). Possible selves and career transition: It’s who
you want to be not what you want to do. Preprint of an article accepted for
publication in New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Wiley

Periodicals, Inc. (PDF, 92kb)

Parkin, F. & Plimmer, G. (2003). Integration of Career and Personal Counselling:
Future Selves as an Organising Theme. New Zealand Journal of Counselling, 24,

1. (PDF, 1Mb)

Parkin, F. & Plimmer, G. (2004). Managing the presence of personal issues in
career counselling: Using transactional analysis with possible selves. Australian

Journal of Career Development, 13(1), 7-14.

Plimmer, G. (2002). Development and evaluation of a career development
intervention using modern theories of the self. Unpublished doctoral

dissertation, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Englert, P. (2001). The application of self-theory to the case-management
of the young unemployed. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Victoria

University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Plimmer, G., Smith, M., Duggan, M. & Englert, P. (2000). Career adaptability, well
-being and possible selves. Career Planning and Adult Development

Journal, 15(4), 81-92. (PDF, 7Mb)

Plimmer, G. & Englert, P. (1997). Downsizing and vocational guidance: The
erroneous interest in interest inventories and the possibilities of
possible selves. Proceedings of the New Zealand Psychological Association
Conference.

Presentations

Plimmer, G. (2005). Career Development in Organisations: What the research
shows works and doesn’t work. 14th AACC Inc National Conference,

Canberra, ACT Conference 30th March – 1st April.

shows works and doesn’t work. HRINZ Professional Interest Group, Auckland,

April. (PDF, 261kb)

Plimmer, G. (2004). Picking What’s Useful Out of Recent Research. Presentation
at the Organisation Development Network Eleventh National Conference,
Wellington. (PDF, 179kb)

Medford, L. & Plimmer, G. (2003).
Whose career is it anyway?  Discovering personal
meanings through the use of graphic imagery. Workshop presented at the
Career Practitioners Association National Conference, Auckland,

New Zealand.

Plimmer G, & Parkin, F. (2002). FutureSelves: Managing the Presence of Personal
Issues in Career Counselling. Paper presented at the Career Service – Pushing

the Boundaries Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

WINZ. Paper presented at the Industrial and Organisational symposia of the
New Zealand Psychology Society Annual Conference, Hamilton,

New Zealand. (PDF, 588kb)

Plimmer, G. (2000). The potential contribution of developmental, self and well-
being psychology to career development. Paper presented at the National

Conference of the Career Practitioners Association of New Zealand, Wellington.

Englert, P. (1999). Possible Selves in New Zealand. Paper presented at the
Industrial and Organisational Symposia of the New Zealand Psychology Society
Annual Conference, Otago, New Zealand.

Plimmer, G. (1999).
Possible selves: A framework to integrate adaptability to career
development. Paper presented at the New Zealand Psychological Society
Conference, Dunedin.

Hopes and Fears of Young New Zealanders.

Plimmer, G. & Englert, P. (1997). Development and application of the New Zealand
Possible Selves Inventory to Outplacement Situations. Paper presented to the
New Zealand Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Auckland,

New Zealand.

Plimmer, G. (1998). The potential contribution of developmental, self and well-
being psychology to career development. Paper presented to the Turning
Point: Managing Career Change Conference, January 1999, Wellington,
New Zealand.