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Osborn, Debra S.; Belle, Jacqueline G. – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2019
Youth with juvenile justice (JJ) interactions and/or adjudications face a number of challenges as they transition back into their community, including college and career readiness needs. In addition to the typical concerns of adolescents facing postsecondary decisions, these youths' decisions are complicated by a myriad of other factors, often…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice
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Hayden, Seth C. W.; Osborn, Debra S.; Peace, Carley; Lange, Robert – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
The interconnected aspects of career and mental health posit career as a central feature of human functioning. A perceived lack of control within career and work exacerbates existing challenges associated with COVID-19. Focusing on enhancing agency within the realm of career and work is imperative within counselling. Cognitive Information…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Career Development, Cognitive Processes, Career Counseling
Kronholz, Julia F.; Osborn, Debra S. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine preliminary findings regarding the effect of a study abroad experience on vocational identity and career decision-making as defined by Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) theory (Sampson et al., 2004). The results revealed that a study abroad experience significantly impacts college students'…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Student Experience, Career Choice
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Osborn, Debra S. – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2012
Career assessments are a common resource used by career practitioners internationally to help inform individuals' career decision-making. Research on the topic of cross-cultural career assessment has been mostly limited to the applicability of an established inventory to a different culture. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the existing…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Ethics, Career Development, Vocational Evaluation
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Osborn, Debra S.; Dames, Levette S. – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2013
Ninety-one instructors reported their attitudes toward teaching a master's-level career development course. The participants represented counseling programs in 41 states. The areas of focus included the theories taught, activities and assignments used, course evaluation processes, and advice the participants would offer to other instructors.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Masters Programs, Graduate Study
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Osborn, Debra S.; Peterson, Gary W.; Hale, Rebecca R. – Professional School Counseling, 2015
The advent of virtual schools opens doors to opportunity for delivery of student services via the Internet. Through the use of structured interviews with four practicing Florida virtual school counselors, and a follow-up survey, the authors examined the experiences and reflections of school counselors who are employed full time in a statewide…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication, Virtual Classrooms
Sampson, James P., Jr.; Lenz, Janet G.; Dozier, V. Casey; Osborn, Debra S.; Peterson, Gary W.; Reardon, Robert C. – Online Submission, 2020
This bibliography contains citations from publications or papers presented at professional meetings concerning Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) theory, research, and practice based on work completed at Florida State University and other organizations in various locations. CIP theory applies general principles of cognitive information…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Cognitive Processes, Educational Theories, Information Processing
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Osborn, Debra S.; LoFrisco, Barbara M. – Career Development Quarterly, 2012
The popularity and growth of social networking sites (SNSs), particularly among the college-aged demographic, makes them logical tools for university career centers to use to connect with students. The authors surveyed 78 university career centers to determine how they use SNSs, the benefits and drawbacks, and the advice they would give to a…
Descriptors: Careers, Career Centers, Career Counseling, Social Networks
Sampson, James P., Jr., Ed.; Bullock-Yowell, Emily, Ed.; Dozier, V. Casey, Ed.; Osborn, Debra S., Ed.; Lenz, Janet G., Ed. – Online Submission, 2017
This publication is based on the 2016 Society for Vocational Psychology (SVP) Biennial Conference, that was held at the Florida State University on May 16-17, 2016. The conference theme was "Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology." The conference content and the resulting edited book are based on the…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Activities, Theory Practice Relationship, Vocational Education
McCormick, Carmen Stein; Osborn, Debra S.; Hayden, Seth C. W.; Van Hoose, Dan – National Career Development Association, 2013
The purpose of this book is to increase career practitioners' awareness of the transition issues and resources specific to veterans and to provide several examples of how a practitioner might walk a veteran through the career planning process. Case studies based on interviews with real veterans by the authors and military consultants (Thomas…
Descriptors: Career Development, Transitional Programs, Veterans, Career Planning
Sampson, James P., Jr.; Osborn, Debra S.; Bullock-Yowell, Emily; Lenz, Janet G.; Peterson, Gary W.; Reardon, Robert C.; Dozier, V. Casey; Leierer, Stephen J.; Hayden, Seth C. W.; Saunders, Denise E. – Online Submission, 2020
The primary purpose of this paper is to introduce essential elements of cognitive information processing (CIP) theory, research, and practice as they existed at the time of this writing. The introduction that follows describes the nature of career choices and career interventions, and the integration of theory, research, and practice. After the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Information Processing, Learning Theories, Career Choice
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Zalaquett, Carlos P.; Osborn, Debra S. – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2007
Counseling students need to become knowledgeable about existing online career development tools to provide effective career development services today. The authors describe the characteristics of a Web site developed to foster career information literacy among students taking graduate career courses and examine its academic usefulness. Student…
Descriptors: Internet, Careers, Student Evaluation, Information Literacy
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Osborn, Debra S.; Reardon, Robert C. – Career Development Quarterly, 2006
The Self-Directed Search: Career Explorer was used with 98 (95% African American) high-risk middle school students as part of 14 structured career groups based on Cognitive Information Processing theory. Results and implications are presented on the outcomes of this program.
Descriptors: Career Exploration, High Risk Students, Middle School Students, African American Students
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Osborn, Debra S.; Howard, Drema K.; Leierer, Stephen J. – Career Development Quarterly, 2007
Pre- and posttests revealed that the dysfunctional career thoughts of 158 racially and ethnically diverse college freshmen were significantly reduced following a 6-week, 1-credit-hour career development course. Freshmen with the highest level of dysfunctional career thinking indicated the most dramatic decrease. These reductions in dysfunctional…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Career Development, Career Planning, Pretests Posttests
Osborn, Debra S. – 2002
Few career counseling theories have had the long-standing background of Hollands RIASEC theory. His theory, which espouses that job satisfaction increases when there is congruence between individuals interests and environments, has resulted in many practical, reliable, and valid inventories, such as the Self-Directed Search (SDS). The majority of…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Measures (Individuals), Middle School Students
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