V. Scott Solberg

Professor

Dr. V. Scott Solberg is a Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development. Dr. Solberg is working internationally and nationally on the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective career development programs and services for especially high-need youth populations, including youth with disabilities. His publications, reports, and curriculum translates career development research into practice and policy strategies that are being used by state leaders to guide their career development implementation and policy efforts and by districts and schools to construct K-12 career development programs and services.

In Massachusetts, Dr. Solberg has partnered with the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, MassINC, and the Mass Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to establish the Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness which builds capacity among districts serving high-need youth populations to engage in career development efforts (Funded by USDoE, IES grant).

Nationally, Dr. Solberg collaborated with the Global Pathways Institute at ASU to establish the National Convening on Career Development that brings together a wide range of national business and education leaders to discuss strategies for moving career development forward as a national security issue. In collaboration with the National Collaboration for Workforce and Disability for Youth and the Department of Labor, Dr. Solberg established and coordinates the State Leaders Career Development Network and presents regularly on the nature and promise of individualized learning plans.

Professionally, Dr. Solberg regularly participates in the Society for Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Vocational Psychology where he is Chair-Elect, International Symposium sponsored by the International Center on Career Development Practice and Policy, the American Educational Research Association, International Association for Education and Vocational Guidance, National Career Development Association, Massachusetts Reach Higher, and the Massachusetts Career Development Association. He is also author of ScholarCentric, a resiliency curriculum used in schools throughout the country.

Doctor of Philosophy. University of California – Santa Barbara, Counseling Psychology (APA Approved), 1990

Master of Arts. University of California – Santa Barbara, Specialization: Marriage and Family Counseling, 1986

Bachelor of Arts. University of California – Santa Barbara, 1983, Double Major: Experimental Psychology and Sociology, 1983

Associate of Arts. West Valley Junior College, Major: Social Sciences, 1980

Research Methods

Psychological Applications to Improving Schools

Essentials of CounselingMulticultural counseling

Practicum

Counseling Appraisal and Decision-Making

Career Counseling

Doctoral Seminar: Advanced Intervention Strategies

Doctoral Practicum

Urban Education

Clinical Studies in Counseling

Introduction to School Counseling

Counseling in the Schools

Counseling Theory

Dr. Solberg leads a range of college and career readiness research, and practice and policy efforts in collaboration with the National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability for Youth that is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

Read more about Dr. Solberg's research.

Solberg, V. S., Budge, S., Phelps, L. A., Durham, J., Haakenson, J. F. & Timmons, J. (in press).  The effectiveness of individualized learning plans in supporting preparation for making successful post-secondary transitions: Parent, teacher, and student perspectives.  Journal of Career Development.

Solberg, V.S., Richards, C., vanBruinswaardt, C., Chen, Z., Jarukitisakul, C. (2014). Supporting Students with Special Needs in their Transition from Schools to Higher Education. CAISE Review, 2,26 – 45.

Solberg, V. S., Budge, S., Phelps, L. A., Durham, J., Haakenson, J. F. & Timmons, J. (2011).  The effectiveness of individualized learning plans in supporting preparation for making successful post-secondary transitions: Parent, teacher, and student perspectives.  Journal of Career Development.

Howard, K. A. S., Ferrari, L., Nota, L., Solberg, V. S. H., & Soresi, S. (2009).  The Relation of Cultural Context and Social Relationships to Career Development in Middle School.  Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Close, W. and Solberg, V. S. H. (2008). Predicting achievement, distress, and retention among Lower Income Latino Youth.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 31-42.

Nota, L., Ferrari, L., Solberg, V. S. H., & Soresi, S. (2007).  Career search self-efficacy, family support, and vocational decision-making: Replication and extension with Italian youth.  Journal of Career Assessment, 15, 181-193.

Solberg, V. S. H., Carlstrom, A. H., Howard, K.A.S. & Jones, J. E. (2007). Classifying youth at-risk for high school non-completion: Role of exposure to violence and resilience on 9th grade outcomes. Career Development Quarterly, 55, 313-327.

Howard, K. A. & Solberg, V. S. (2006).  School counseling as a method for achieving social justice.  Professional School Counselor, 94, 278-294.

Nota, L., Soresi, S., Solberg, S. H., & Ferrari, L (2005). Promoting Vocational Development: Methods of Intervention and Techniques Used in the Italian Context.  International Association of Education and Vocational Guidance, 5, 271-279.

Solberg, V. S. H. (2003).  Exemplarian Action Research: Conducting Vocational Psychology in School Settings. Giornale Italiano Di Psycologia Dell’Orientamento, 5, 14-25.

Solberg, V. S., Howard, K. A., Blustein, D. L. & Close, W. (2002).  Career development in the schools: Connecting school to work to life.  The Counseling Psychologist, 30, 705-725.

Torres, J. B., Solberg, V. S. & Carlstrom, A H. (2002).  The myth of sameness among Latino men and their machismo.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 72, 163-181.

Torres, J. B. & Solberg, V. S. (2001) Role of Self-Efficacy, Stress, Social Integration, and Family Support in Latino College Student Persistence and Health. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 59, 53-63.

Solberg, V. S., Gusavac, N., Hamann, T., Felch, J., et al., (1998).  The Adaptive Success Identity Plan (ASIP): A career intervention for college students. The Career Development Quarterly, 47, 48-95.

Solberg, V. S. H. (2010).  Let us dream a dream together.  Launch of the eCareers.sg Primary Portal, Singapore (Keynote Address).

Solberg, V. S. H. (2009). Designing Career Guidance to Motivate and Prepare At-Risk Youth for Making Successful School to Work to Life Transitions. Youth Workforce Development Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. (Keynote Address).

Solberg, V. S. H. (2009). The Promise of Educational and Career Guidance: Motivating At Risk Students to Aspire for their Future.Singapore Ministry of Education Careers Conference, Singapore. (Plenary Address).

Solberg, V. S. H. (2004) “On the Shoulders of Giants:” Making Vocational Psychology Fit for Modern Times.  Italy’s 6th National Congress on Vocational Guidance, University of Padova, Italy (Keynote Address).

Solberg, V. S. H., Gresham, S., Phelps, L. A., Durham, J., & Haakenson, K. (August, 2010).  Impact of exposure to quality learning experiences on career development.  In V. S. H. Solberg (Symposium Chair) Study of context in career development research with youth populations.  Paper presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Solberg, V. S. H., Gresham, S., Phelps, L. A., Durham, J., & Haakenson, K. (August, 2010).  Impact of learning experiences on students with disabilities career development.  Poster session at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Solberg, V. S., Gresham, S., Phelps, L. A. & Budge, S. (2010, April). Identifying Indecisive Decision-Making Patterns and Their Impact on Career Development and Workforce Readiness.  Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Budge, S. L., Solberg, V. S., Phelps, L. A., Haakenson, K. & Durham, J. (2010, April). Promising Practices for Implementing Individualized Learning Plans: Perspectives of Teachers, Parents, and Students. Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Solberg, V. S., Howard, K. A. S., Gresham, S. & Phelps, L. A. (2010, April). Connecting Career Development and Workforce Readiness: Test of a Model With Students Receiving Special Education Services. Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Solberg, V. S. (2010, February).  The Emerging Role of STEMM Support Careers.  Paper presented as part of the J. Miller and G Pearson symposium titled Tomorrow’s Scientists and Engineers at the 2010 Annual Meeting of he American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Diego, California.

Solberg, V. S. H., Phelps, L. A., Timmons, J., Fitzgerald, J. & Haakenson, K. (August, 2009).  Emancipatory Communitarianism: Facilitating optimal career development practice in schools.  Paper presented at the 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

East, C. & Solberg, V. S. H. (July, 2009).  The individualized learning plan: a promising practice for career and workforce readiness.  Presentation and demonstration at the National Career Development Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

Howard, K. A. S., Carlstrom, A. & Solberg, V. S. (2009). Predicting STEM Career Interests for Diverse Youth: The Role of Background & Contextual Factors.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, California

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