Counseling for Work and Relationship: A Practice-driven Theoretical Approach

  • Mary Sue Richardson New York University


This chapter appears in J. P. Sampson, E. Bullock-Yowell, V. C. Dozier, D. S. Osborn, & J. G. Lenz (Eds.), Integrating theory, research, and practice in vocational psychology: Current status and future directions. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University. Retrieved from

The chapter is based on a paper presented at the conference of the Society of Vocational Psychology, May 16-17, 2016, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.  A video presentation of a preliminary version of this paper may be retrieved from

Correspondence should be addressed to Mary Sue Richardson, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, 82 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003.  E-mail: 

Keywords: vocational psychology, narrative, career counseling, intentional process, identity process, career development, career and work

Section 1: Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology