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  • Career Development & Technology 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.

    Current 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 & career development, (b) application of career-related theory in research & practice; and (c) design/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

    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 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.

    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.

    Michael J Morgan, Jr., M.S.
    Michael J Morgan, Jr. is a Nationally Certified Counselor. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling and School Psychology at Florida State University.  He received an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University, an MS in Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in Psychology from Georgia State University. Michael has a passion for research and enjoys using his skills to conduct research at the intersection of vocational psychology and technological intervention. Michael enjoys spending his free time with his two dogs and his wife.

    Carley Peace, M.A.
    Carley Peace is a doctoral student in the combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Ph.D. program at Florida State University. She currently works in the FSU Career Center as a career advisor and also co-instructs an undergraduate career development course. She has an interdisciplinary background, having earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in English from Georgia State University. In addition, she previously taught middle school with Teach For America. Her research interests include the intersection of career concerns, mental health, and personality. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing the cello, traveling, hiking, and reading.

    Ryan Sides, M.S.
    Ryan Sides is a doctoral student in the Combined Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology at Florida State University (FSU). He has a Master of Science in Sport Psychology from FSU and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from California State University Monterey Bay. Ryan works at the FSU Career Center as a career advisor and is also a lead instructor for the Introduction to Career Development course. His research interests include, but are not limited to, the career transition of athletes, adaptation, and negative career thinking. He enjoys playing soccer, SCUBA diving, and spending quality time with his family

    Research Publicationsexpand menu

    research career

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

    Refereed Journal Articles

    2020

    Garis, J. W., Peace, C. S., & Milligan, J. A. (in press). Applications of cognitive information processing theory in the Philippines. Career Planning Adult Development Journal.

    Nsubguga, H., & Ivins, T. (in press). Case study: Application of CIP theory at Makerere University. Career Planning Adult Development Journal.

    Morgan, M. J., Jr., Wilkinson, R. T., & Osborn, D. (in press). Barriers to Computerized Career Interventions in Community Outreach Centers. Journal of Employment Counseling, 23 pages.

    Osborn, D. S., Brown, C., & Morgan, M. (submitted). Expectations, experiences, and career-related outcomes of computer-assisted career guidance systems. Journal of Employment Counseling. Manuscript submitted for publication.

    Osborn, D. S., Hayden, S. C. W., & Brown, C. (in press). Cognitive Information Processing Theory:  International Applications. Career Planning Adult Development Journal.

    Osborn, D., Sides, R. D., & Brown, C. B. (2020). Comparing career development outcomes for undergraduate CIP-based courses versus human relations courses. Career Development Quarterly, 68, 32-47. doi:10.1002/cdq.12211

    2019

    Dozier, V. C., Osborn, D. S., Kronholz, J., Peterson, G. W., & Reardon, R. C. (2019). The effect of an online Self-Directed Search on the career decision state. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 18(2), 48-62. Retrieved from http://cjcdonline.ca/download/the-effects-of-the-online-self-directed-search-on-the-career-decision-state/

    Finklea, J. T., & Osborn, D. (2019). Understanding relationships between commitment anxiety and career tension. Journal of Employment Counseling, 56, 117-126. doi:10.1002/joec.12126

     

    2018

    Dozier, V. C., & Osborn, D. (2018). Cognitive information processing theory: Applications in research and practice. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counseling, 41, 39-48.

    Hou, P. C., Osborn, D. S., & Sampson, J. P. (2018). Predicting the Vocational Identity of International and Domestic College Students. Career Development Quarterly, 66, 344-357. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1545150345_1a5bdb0d doi:10.1002/cdq.12155

    Miller, A., Osborn, D., Sampson, J. P., Peterson, G. W., & Reardon, R. C. (2018). The impact of a college career course on students’ career decision state. Career Development Quarterly, 66, 344-357. doi:10.1002/cdq.12157

    Osborn, D., & Belle, J. G. (2018). Preparing Juvenile Offenders for College and Career Readiness: A Cognitive Information Processing Approach. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 28 (3), 36. doi:10.1080/10474412.2018.14

    Osborn, D., Murphy, D., Burbrink, I., & Hoover, M. (2018). Florida State University Career Center. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal: Special Issue, Effective Practices in College and University Career Services, 34(2), 7-19.

    Sampson J. P., Jr., Osborn, D., Kettunen, J., Hou, P-C., Miller, A. K., & Makela, J. P. (2018). The validity of socially-constructed career information. Career Development Quarterly, 66 (2), 121-134. doi:10.1002/cdq.12127

     

    2016

    Kronholz, J., & Osborn, D. (2016). The impact of study abroad on vocational identity among college students. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 27, 70-84.

    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. Retrieved from http://fsu.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fsu%3A543800

    Osborn, D., Miller, A., McCain, S., & Belle, J. G. (2016). Using Social Media for Personal Online Reputation Management. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 32 (2), 136-145. Retrieved from http://fsu.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fsu%3A543792

     

    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

     

    2020

    Peterson, G. W., Osborn, D. S., & Ivins, T. (accepted, but canceled due to COVID-19). Philosophy, Theory, and Experience of the Vocational Meaning Survey (VMS). Presentation to be given at the National Career Development Association, Minneapolis, MN.

    Peace, C., & Burbrink, I. (accepted, but canceled due to COVID-19). College Career Course Outcome Research and Recommendations.  Presentation to be given at the National Career Development Association, Minneapolis, MN.

    Peace, C., & Osborn, D. S. (accepted, but canceled due to COVID-19). Person-Environment Friendly Career Counseling: Differentiating Approach and Intervention by RIASEC Type.  Presentation to be given at the National Career Development Association, Minneapolis, MN.

    2019

    Brown, C., & Miller, M. (2019). Making Sense of Career Concerns through Integration of Cognitive Information Processing and other Career Theories. Roundtable presentation to be given at National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

    Dozier, V. C., Lenz, J., Murphy, D. H., & Peace, C. (2019). Effective career course interventions to navigate lifelong career decisions. Roundtable presentation to be given at National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

    Hayden, S. C., & Osborn, D. (2019). Integrating Emotions and Thoughts in Career Services via Cognitive Information Processing Theory. Presentation to be given at the National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

    Morgan, M.J., & Seybold, M. (2019). How to help when they’re hopeless: Career-counseling with suicidal clients. Roundtable presentation to be given at the 2019 Annual Conference of the National Career Development Association. Houston, TX. (National)

    Osborn, D., Brown, C., & Morgan, M. (2019). Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems: Student Expectations, Experiences, and Career-Related Outcomes. Presentation to be given at the National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

    Venable, M., & Osborn, D. (2019). Share and Share Alike: Peer-Recommended Tech Tools that Bridge the Distance in Career Development. Presentation to be given at the National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

    Sides, R., & Brown C. (2019). May the course be with you. Utilizing career education to guide undergraduates through obstacles. Roundtable presentation to be given at National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

    Sides, R., & Peace C. (2019). Home field advantage: Emphasizing cultural strengths in student-athletes. Roundtable presentation to be given at National Career Development Association, Houston, TX. (National)

     

    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

    Dieujuste, M., Freeman, V. F., Nelson, B., & Beard, Z. (2017, June). Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering an Inclusive Environment in the Workplace. Roundtable presentation at the National Career Development Association Global Conference, Orlando, FL.

    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)

    Hou, P.C. & Harshner, J. (2017, June). Improving vocational identity of domestic and international college students. Roundtable Presentation at the National Career Development Association Global Conference, Orlando, FL.

    Sides, R., & Miller. A. (2017, June). Becoming positive after not making the cut: Cultural considerations when advising professional baseball athletes. Roundtable presentation at the National Career Development Association Global Conference, Orlando

     

    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 the 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)

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    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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