The Role of Theory in Improving Evidence-Based Career Interventions

  • Nadya A. Fouad University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


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 Nadya A. Fouad, Department of Educational Psychology, PO 413, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413.  E-mail:

Keywords: vocational theory, career counseling, career planning and decision making, career development interventions, empirical studies of interventions, recommendations for career practice, science-practice gap

Section 2: Using Theory and Research to Improve Evidence-Based Practice