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  • Career Development & Technology Research Team

    Career Research team

    The Career Development & Technology Research Team, housed within the College of Education at Florida State University, provides opportunities for master’s and doctoral students who have interests in research projects related to career development and/or the use of technology in career counseling. The team supports individual as well as collective research projects to inform career theory and practice. Learn more about our research below.

    Research Team Membersexpand menu

    V. Casey Dozier, Ph.D., NCC
    Dr. Dozier is the Program Director of Instruction, Research, and Evaluation at the Florida State University Career Center, Teaching Faculty of Psychological and Counseling Services in the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems Department at Florida State University, and Co-Director of The Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development (Tech Center). She earned her Ph.D. in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University, and her professional qualifications include being a Licensed Psychologist (State of Florida) and a National Certified Counselor (NBCC). Her publications include refereed journal articles, book chapters, and national presentations. Dr. Dozier has provided clinical interventions in a variety of settings, with an emphasis on personal and career counseling to assist college students of all ages. Her professional passions are supervision and training, underserved populations, work-life balance, and integrating theory, research, and evidence-based practice.

    Dr. Dozier’s CV

    Deb OsbornDeb Osborn, Ph.D., NCC
    Dr. Osborn is an Associate Professor of Psychological and Counseling Services at Florida State University and organizes the efforts of the research team. She received her Ph.D. in Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology from Florida State University in 1998. Dr. Osborn’s program of research includes three foci, including: (a) the design and use of technology in counseling, (b) innovation and effectiveness in counselor education; and (c) the design and use of assessments in career services. In addition, she is currently interested in understanding the relationship between mental health and career concerns, and identifying predictors of and best practices for increasing positive career outcomes and decreasing negative outcomes. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and quilting.

    Dr. Osborn’s CV

    Graduate Students

    Zaraus BeardZaraus Beard, M.S.
    Zaraus is a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling and School Psychology program at Florida State University. He has a Master of Science degree in Community Psychology from Florida A & M University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Paine College. His research interests include career planning and career development, and the impact anxiety has on career decision making for college students and young adults in general. Zaraus’ primary hobby is writing poetry, in addition to playing basketball and listening to music with substance. Finally, he enjoys being the best husband and father he can possibly be to his wife, two little boys (Mr. Zaraus and Mr. Elijah), and beautiful little girl (Princess Boo).

    Pei-Chun HouPei-Chun Hou, M.Ed., NCC
    Pei-Chun Hou is a Ph.D. student in the combined Counseling and School Psychology program at Florida State University. She is currently on internship at Purdue Counseling Center. She earned her master’s degree in Counseling and Career Development from Colorado State University and her bachelor’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan. Pei-Chun has an interest in working with college student and high school students in facilitating career exploration and development. She worked as a school counselor and guidance counselor in Taiwan for four year prior to relocating to the United States. Pei-Chun enjoys cooking, traveling, and learning about cultures. She also loves arts, movies, and using creative counseling techniques in her work.

    Adam MillerAdam Miller, M.A.
    Adam Miller is a fourth-year doctoral student in the combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University.  He currently serves as a career advisor at the FSU Career Center and as a doctoral practicum counselor at the FSU University Counseling Center. Adam earned his Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College and his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington. Additionally, he has experience teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level in courses devoted to personal career development and developing career counseling skills. Adam’s research and clinical interests include career development and work, men’s issues, emotional literacy, college transitions and adjustment, anxiety, depression, and program design and evaluation. Adam enjoys exercising, playing intramural sports, and spending time with friends at new restaurants, craft breweries, and coffee shops. He also enjoys spending free time reading about history, and about personal and professional development.

    David MurphyDavid Murphy, M.Ed., NCC
    David is a first-year Ph.D. student in the combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University. He has a Master of Education degree in Counseling and Career Development from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies/Theology from Covenant College. He has experience as a Career Counselor in several universities throughout Colorado and Utah and is currently working as a Career Advisor at the FSU Career Center.  His research and professional interests include the intersection of mental health and career development, the use of technology and assessment in counseling, the use of cognitive information processing, and the improvement of career services through the implementation of research, theory, and practice. In his free time, David enjoys mountain biking, hiking, reading, working out, and enjoying restaurants with friends.

    Caitlyn BrownCaitlyn Brown, M.S.
    Caitlyn is a doctoral student in the combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University. Caitlyn has a Master of Science degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from Valdosta State University, where she also earned her two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Philosophy and Religious Studies. Caitlyn has experience teaching at the undergraduate level in psychology and did her master’s practicum at the VSU University Counseling Center. She is currently working as a Career Advisor at the FSU Career Center. Her research interests include: the utilizing technology in mental health services, working with rural or underserved populations, assessments in clinical work, and exploring the intersection between personality, mental health, and career development. In her free time, Caitlyn can often be found either hanging out with her dog Levi, reading Harry Potter, exploring Tallahassee and north FL/south GA, or spending time with friends.

    Sarah Gagnon, B.S.
    Sarah is a first-year graduate student in the combined M.S/Ed.S Career Counseling program at Florida State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from FSU. She currently co-instructs an undergraduate Career Development course and works as a career advisor at FSU’s Career Center. Her jobs include providing career services to college students, alumni, and members of the community. In the future, she hopes to work as a high school counselor, encouraging and supporting students to reach their full potential. Her research interests include analyzing the effectiveness of career development courses, as well as the effectiveness of incorporating career theory in a high school setting (“How can school counselors better prepare students to make career-related decisions in the future?”) When she has downtime, Sarah enjoys spending time with her friends and family, exploring the outdoors, trying new places to eat, and attending FSU sporting events.

    Ivey Burbrink, B.S.
    Ivey Burbrink is a first-year graduate student in the combined M.S./Ed.S Career Counseling program at Florida State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Georgia. She currently works as a co-instructor and a career advisor at the FSU Career Center as well as at the FSU Athletics Department. Her jobs include providing career services to college students including student-athletes, alumni, and community members. Ivey’s research interests include the connection between career and mental health and career development in student athletes. Ivey plans to continue her education by applying to counseling psychology doctoral programs in order to further her research interests and become a licensed counseling and sport psychologist. Ivey enjoys cooking, exercising, spending time with her family and friends, and attending FSU sporting events.

    Research Publicationsexpand menu

    research career

    Current and past graduate student co-authors and presenters are indicated in bold.

    Refereed Journal Articles 

    2017

    Sampson J. P., Jr., Osborn, D., Kettunen, J., Hou, P-C., Miller, A. K., & Makela, J. P. (in press). The validity of socially-constructed career information. Career Development Quarterly, 25 pages.

    2016

    Kronholz, J., & Osborn, D. (in press). The impact of study abroad on vocational identity among college students. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.

    Osborn, D., Belle, J., Gonzalez, A., & McCain, S. (2016). Linking Career and Mental Health Concerns Through Technology. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 32, 151-160.

    Osborn, D., Miller, A., McCain, S., & Belle, J. G. (in press). Using Social Media for Personal Online Reputation Management. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal. Manuscript submitted for publication, 17 pages.

    2015

    Osborn, D., Finklea, J. T., & Belle, J. G. (2015). Integrating Assessments into the Career Decision-Making Conversation. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 30 (4), 144-155.

    2014

    Osborn, D., Kronholz, J. F., Finklea, J. T., & Cantonis, A. M. (2014). Technology-Savvy Career Counselling. Canadian Psychology, 55 (4), 258-265. doi:10.1037/a0038160

    Book Chapters

    Osborn, D. S., Carr, D., McClain, M. C., Sides, R., Lumsden, J., & Sampson, J. P. (contract). Computer-Assisted Career Assessment. Manuscript under contract for publication, Tulsa, OK: National Career Development Association.

    Osborn, D. S., Kronholz, J. F., & Finklea, J. T. (2015). Card Sorts. In M. McMahon, & M. Watson (Eds.), Career Assessment: Qualitative Approaches (pp. 81-88). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.sensepublishers.com/catalogs/bookseries/career-development-series/career-assessment/

    Non-refereed Articles

    Osborn, D., McCain, S., & Miller, A. (2016). Careers & Mental Health. Career Developments, Fall, 6-10.

    Guest Editors

    McCain, S., & Beard, Z. (2017). Why we work.  [Special Edition]. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 33.

    Conference Presentationsexpand menu

    Career conference

    2018

    Belle, J., & Burbrink, I. (2018). Integrating CIP theory and career services with collegiate student athletes. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

    Dozier, V. C., Lenz, J. G., Sampson, J. S., Jr. & Murphy, D. H. (2018). Effective Strategies for Integrating Theory, Research, & Practice: 30-Years of Successful Collaboration. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

    Jones, N., & Gagnon, S. (2018). Integrating Cognitive Information Processing theory with high school students. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

    Miller, A. K. , & Konen, M. (2018). School’s in Session: The effectiveness of a CIP-Based Career Course. ROUNDTABLE. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

    Murphy, D. H., & Miller, A. K. (2018). Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice through Collaborative Motivational Interviewing (MI). NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

    Peterson, G. W., Osborn, D., & Brown, C. (2018). Vocational Meaning Survey (VMS): A Theory-based Approach. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona

    Sides, R. (2018). Man up! Male athletes’ stigma towards career development. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

    Stallings, E., & Brown, C. (2018). Career thoughts and first year college students: Effects of the career counseling working alliance and CIP elements. NCDA Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Arizona.

     

    2017

    Dozier, C., Osborn, D., Sibbet, L., McCain, S., & Sides, R. (presented 2017, June). Theory in Action: Join us for a live demonstration of Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) Theory. Presentation at Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Orlando, FL. (National)

     

    2016

    Dozier, V. C., Osborn, D. S., & Kronholz, J. (presented 2016, May). The impact of a counselor-free intervention using the Self-Directed Search. 2016 Biennial Conference, Society for Vocational Psychology, Tallahassee, FL. (National)

    Osborn, D., Belle, J., & McCain, S. (presented 2016, March). Career Development and Mental Health. 2016 Annual Conference, American Counseling Association, Montreal, CA. (National)

    Sampson, J. P., Osborn, D., Kettunen, J., Hou, P. C., & Miller, A. K. (presented 2016, July). The validity of socially constructed career information. Presentation at Annual Conference, National Career Development Association, Chicago, IL. (National)

     

    2015

    Cantonis, A., Kronholz, J., Osborn, D. S., Finklea, T., & Belle, J. (presented 2015, March). Discover Your APPtitude: Exploring New Technologies to Enhance Counseling Services. Poster presentation at American Counseling Association Annual Conference, American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL. (National)

    Kronholz, J. F., Pawley, E. K., & Hou, P.C. (presented 2015, June).  Celebrating success through creative career counseling.  Presentation at the National Career Development Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO.  (National)

    Osborn, D. S., Finklea, J. T., Kronholz, J. F., & Cantonis, A. M. (presented 2014, March). Tech Savvy Career Counseling. Presentation at American Counseling Association 2014 Annual Conference, American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI. (National)

    Contactexpand menu

    Dr. Deb Osborn
    Dr. Casey Dozier
    Florida State University College of Education
    Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems
    3210 Stone Building
    1114 West Call Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32306-4301

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