Personal Reflections on a Career Spent Creating and Sustaining Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations

  • V. Scott H. Solberg Boston 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 V. Scott H. Solberg, Department of Counseling and Human Development, Boston University, 621 Comm Ave, RM 319, Boston, MA 02215. E-mail:

Keywords: researcher-practitioner collaborations, collaborative process, counseling psychology, vocational psychology, career development programs and services, recommendations for practice, schools, students

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