Integration of Theory, Research, and Practice: Using our Tools to Address Challenging Times

  • Saba Rasheed Ali University of Iowa
  • Samantha D. Brown University of Iowa


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 Saba Rasheed Ali, Division of Psychological & Quantitative Foundations, 361 Lindquist Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242.  E-mail:

Keywords: 21st century, career counseling, global workforce, global economy, public policy, vocational psychology

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