Career Expert Krumboltz to Speak at IUP

Posted on 8/28/2012 9:28:29 AM

John Krumboltz, a pioneer and leading figure in career counseling, will offer a one-day workshop entitled “How Career Professionals can Create More Satisfying Lives.” The workshop, sponsored by the IUP Center for Counselor Training and Services (CCTS), will be held on Friday, October 28, 2012, at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana, Pa. The event is rescheduled from last April.

Krumboltz is a professor in the School of Education at Stanford University and has taught there since 1961. He became a full professor in 1966.

For more than 50 years, he has been an international scholar and leader in the field. His research in career development, behavioral counseling interventions, and social learning theory in career development represented ground-breaking work. He has authored or coauthored over 200 publications.

The American Counseling Association designated him a “Living Legend in Counseling” in 2004. Two years later, Dr. Krumboltz was given the Outstanding Achievement Award from his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, where he received his Ph.D. degree in Educational Psychology in 1955.

His many other honors include the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions and the Leona Tyler Award from APA’s Division 17 (Counseling Psychology).

Krumboltz will address various topics, including the Happenstance Learning Theory (HLT), in his IUP workshop. His 2009 article on HLT in the Journal of Career Assessment stipulates that career counselors should teach clients about participating in an array of helpful activities to enhance their skills. He further maintained that the goal of career counseling is to aid clients in taking action to accomplish greater satisfaction in their career and personal lives rather than focusing on a sole career decision.

John McCarthy, CCTS director and a professor in Counseling, expressed excitement about Dr. Krumboltz’s visit to IUP. “To have a presenter of his stature conducting a CCTS workshop is a true honor,” McCarthy said. “He is a legendary figure in the profession.”

Workshop information is available on the Center for Counselor Training and Services website or can be obtained by calling 724-357-3807. An early registration period with discounted attendance fees is also being offered.

IUP is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.