PUBLISHED:
April 2017

Date for review:
April 2018

Authors/Contributors


Jim Sampson


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Improving Career Interventions with Cognitive Information Processing Theory


Abstract

Jim Sampson, the Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Counselling and Career Development from the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University, presents ‘Improving Career Interventions with Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) Theory’ in this webinar recording.  

Sampson takes us through the key components of CIP theory and applies these to guidance practice in Ireland.  CIP theory in the words of Sampson “…provides a differentiated service delivery approach that provides a continuum of support” through, “self-help services, brief staff-assisted services and individual case-managed services”.   Differentiated service delivery approach is provided to service users according to their degree of ‘career readiness’ (“the capability of an individual to make informed and careful career choices taking into account the complexity of family, social, economic and organizational factors that influence career development”).   Service users with a high degree of career readiness, for instance, require less intensive support and thus self-help services are offered to these users.  Career readiness can be assessed through brief screening e.g. through the use of a short questionnaire circulated to all service users in advance of service delivery.

Sampson concludes the webinar by highlighting research on the use and impact of the CIP approach.

A PDF of Sampson’s presentation can be downloaded below.