Faculty Directory

David Blustein

Program Director, Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology; Professor, Counseling Psychology


CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology

  • Coordinating a global psychology of working network
  • Participating in joint research teams in Israel, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, and France
  • Developing multinational measurement tools to assess decent work


  • Blustein, D.L., Connors-Kellgren, A., Olle, C., & Diamonti, A. (in press).  Promising career and workforce development practices in supporting the needs of unemployed populations.  In V.S. Solberg & S. Ali (Eds.), Handbook of career and workforce development: Practice and policy.  NY: Routledge. 
  • Duffy, R.D., Blustein, D.L., Diemer, M.A., & Autin, K.L. (2016).  The Psychology of Working Theory.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63, 127-148.
  • Blustein, D.L., Kozan, S., Connors-Kellgren, A., & Rand, B. (2015).  Social class and career intervention.  In P. Hartung, M.L. Savickas, & Walsh, W.B.,  The APA handbook of career intervention.  Washington, DC: APA. 
  • Blustein, D.L., Kenny, M.E., & Kozan, S. (2014).  Education and work as human birthrights: Eradicating poverty through knowledge, innovation, and colaboration. In United Nations Development Program (Ed.), Barriers to and opportunities for poverty reduction:  Prospects for private sector led-interventions.  Istanbul: UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development.
  • Blustein, D.L. (Ed.)(2013). The Oxford Handbook of the psychology of working. NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Blustein, D.L., Kozan, S., & Connors-Kellgren, A. (2013). Unemployment and underemployment: A narrative analysis about loss.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 82, 256-265.
  • Blustein, D.L., Barnett, M., Mark, S., Depot, M., Lovering, M., Lee, Y., Hu, Q., Kim, J., Backus, F., Dillon-Lieberman, K., & DeBay, D.(2013). Examining urban students' constructions of a STEM/career development intervention over time.  Journal of Career Development, 40, 40-67.
  • Blustein, D.L., (2011). A relational theory of working. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 1-17.
  • Marfleet, P., & Blustein, D.L. (2011).  'Needed not wanted': Irregular migrants and the world of work.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 78, 381-389.
  • Blustein, D.L. (2008). The role of work in psychological health and well-being: A conceptual, historical, and public policy perspective.  American Psychologist, 63, 228-240.
  • Blustein, D.L. (2006).  The psychology of working: A new perspective for counseling, career development, and public policy. NY: Routledge.