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David L. Blustein

Professor of Counseling Psychology, Boston College

David L. Blustein is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. David is the author of The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy and a The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Eroding Experience of Work in America. He also has contributed over 120 articles and book chapters on the psychology of working theory, unemployment, work-based counseling/career development education, decent work, precarious work, relationships and work, and other aspects of the role of work in people’s lives. David has consulted with national and international organizations, such as the International Labor Organization and the United Nations Development Program. In addition, David has worked as a practicing counseling psychologist for over three decades providing relationally oriented psychotherapy and work-based counseling.


  • –present
    Professor of Counseling Psychology, Boston College


Fellow--American Psychological Association; American Educational Research Association; National Career Development Association