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Career Construction Institute and Conference

Loyola Graduate Center, Columbia, Maryland
March 27 – 29, 2019

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Career Construction Conference – Wednesday, March 27, 8:15 AM – 1 PM
by Thelma Daley and CCI presenters

The 2nd annual, half-day Career Construction Conference (CCC) precedes the Career Construction Institute (CCI), providing brief training on specific topics. The CCC begins with a Keynote by Dr. Thelma Daley and includes 2 breakout sessions, each with 3 different presentations. The three tracks are: Curriculum Design in Career Construction; Career Construction for Clinical Practice; and Transforming Career Advising using Career Construction.

4 CE Hours.  If not attending the CCI, register for the half-day CCC for $100. If attending the CCC, the CCI is included.

Career Construction Institute – 2 PM Wednesday, March 27 – 5 PM Friday, March 29
by Mark Savickas, Suzanna Savickas, Lee Richmond, Jamie Brant, Evan Faidley, Jackie Kus, and Jenna Bice

This in-depth training in Career Construction Counseling with the experts over 2.5 days will allow you to practice and master the techniques. The institute includes mini-lectures, live demonstrations, and round table discussions that address practice guidelines, common misunderstandings, and opportunities for participants to conduct their own interviews with feedback from Career Construction experts. The Institute faculty are leading experts in career construction counseling and have published numerous journal articles and book chapters on Life Designing dialogues.

17 CE Hours. The cost of this 3-day institute is $250 and includes the CCC.  Meals are not included in the price.

Before March 22

March 23 and After

CCC only












* Member of PsyCoun or the Asia Pacific Career Development Association
Loyola University Maryland-Columbia Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD 21045

Wednesday, March 27 – Career Construction Conference

8:15am - 8:45am

Registration and Coffee

8:45am – 9:45am

Keynote by Thelma Daly

9:45am – 11:15am

First Breakout Session

11:15am – 11:30am


11:30am - 1:00pm

Second Breakout Session

Wednesday, March 27 – Career Construction Institute

1:00pam – 2:00pm

Lunch, Registration, and Coffee


Welcome - Introduction to Institute and Life Designing for Career Construction Theory

3:00pm - 3:15pm


3:15pm - 5:00pm

Roundtables CCI Questions 1-5 (rotate through roundtables every 20 minutes)

Thursday, March 28  – Career Construction Institute continued

8:30am – 9:00am

Registration and Coffee

9:00am – 10:30am

Career Construction Interview (CCI) Live Demonstration

10:30am - 10:45am


10:45am – 12:30pm

Career Construction Interview (CCI) Life Portrait

12:30pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 2:00pm

Instructions for Group Work

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Practice CCI Session 1 (Small Group)

3:30pm - 3:45pm


3:45pm – 5:00pm

Practice CCI Session 2 (Small Group)

Friday, March 29  – Career Construction Institute continued

8:30am – 9:00am

Registration and Coffee

9:00am - 10:30am

Practice CCI Session 3 (Dyads)

10:30am - 10:45am


10:45am - 11:15pm

Group processing and wrap-up

11:15am – 12:00pm

Creating the Life Portrait

12:00pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 1:15pm

Instructions for Group Work

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Practice 1: Creating the Life Portrait (From 1st CCI)

2:00pm- 2:15pm


2:15pm – 3:00pm

Practice 2: Creating the Life Portrait (From 2nd CCI)

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Practice 2: Partner Life Portrait (From Dyad CCI)

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Life Portrait Debrief and Institute Wrap-up

Thelma T. Daley, Ph.D., is actively involved as a humanitarian, organization leader, and counseling professional. She is a distinguished Counselor- Educator and administrator, a National Certified Counselor, and an American Counseling Association Fellow. She has served as Director of the Counseling Program for the Baltimore County Board of Education, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Coordinator of Clinical Experiences at Loyola University, and as an adjunct professor at her Alma Mater, George Washington University. Dr. Daley has been Chair of the National Council of Negro Women, national director of Women in the NAACP, and national treasurer and president of her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta. Dr. Daley has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library.

Mark Savickas, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus (Department of Family and Community Medicine) and Chair Emeritus (Department of Behavioral Sciences) at the Northeast Ohio Medical University. He continues to serve, since 1975, as Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education at Kent State University. He also serves as a Visiting Professor in the Institute for Employment Research at Warwick University in the United Kingdom. Previously he served as a Visiting Professor at Loughborough University,  United Kingdom; Vrije University, Belgium; and University of Lisbon, Portugal. His 100 articles, 5 book chapters, and 500 presentations to professional groups have dealt with vocational behavior and career counseling. He is a fellow of the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the National Career Development Association. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Pretoria (South Africa).

Suzanne Savickas, Ph.D., M.F.A., CRC, LPC, earned an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University and a doctorate in Counseling and Human Development Services at Kent State University and is currently a therapist in private practice. For over a decade, Suzanne has contributed to work in life design and career construction. She is the Chief Executive Officer of the Career Construction Institute and a founding faculty member of the institute.

Jackie Peila-Shuster, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is an assistant professor in the Counseling and Career Development master's degree program in the School of Education at Colorado State University. She teaches courses in career development, supervises counseling internship and practicum, and serves as the career counseling specialization coordinator. Dr. Peila-Shuster holds a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University, a master's degree specializing in Counseling and Career Development, and a B.S. in Occupational Therapy. Her areas of teaching and research interest include career counseling and development across the lifespan, counselor education, and strengths-based approaches to career and life design.

Jamie Brant, M.A., LPC, is a current Doctoral Candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at Kent State University located in Kent, Ohio. Jamie has been working with Career Construction and Life Design for the last four years, specifically working with exploratory college students ranging from Freshman to Senior status. Jamie has implemented Career Construction and Life Design not only in an advising setting but also within the classroom, teaching college students how to design their future career by learning to self-explore their interests, traits, and their own life narrative through implementing the Career Construction Interview in an educational setting. Additionally, Jamie has utilized and continues to implement Career Construction and Life Design in a counseling setting, specifically working with individuals afflicted by addiction, ranging in ages from adolescence through retirement age. Jamie believes it is never too late to find your place in the world of work and to live your dream.

Lee J. Richmond, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in the State of Maryland, a Professor Emerita at Loyola University Maryland, and previously taught at Johns Hopkins University. Her books include co-editor of Connections Between Spirit and Work, co-author of Soulwork: How to Find the Work You Love: How to Love the Work You Have, and What Brings You to Life?: Awakening Women’s Spiritual Essence.

Evan Fraidley is a PhD student at Kent State.  As he pursues his doctorate, Evan will be serving as the graduate assistant to the Division of Graduate Studies, working with students in advanced degree programs on career orientation and organization programming. Evan also serves as an assistant lecturer of French at the University of Akron. 2016, Evan served as a delegate to Kent State as an international participant at the UNESCO Conference on Lifelong Guidance and Counseling at the University of Wroclaw, Institute of Pedagogy in Poland, as well as at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, National Institute of Studies in Work and Career Counseling in Paris, France.

Jackie Kus, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Students for Regis College, earned both her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University and has over 12 years of experience working in higher education in multiple roles. Having served primarily residential students in both the public and private sector, she has a strong commitment to student-learning in and out of the classroom. She has done extensive work in the area of research and assessment, strategic planning, life design counseling and advocacy work. In addition, she enjoys being in the classroom teaching four courses at Regis College—one of the five respective colleges making up Regis University.  Dr. Kus is able to capitalize on her passions for providing support to students in need or facing crisis, utilizing restorative justice techniques in her work and partnering with students to grow their moral and ethical decision-making skills while providing a rich and educational learning experience for the students in and out of the classroom. But truly, she finds the biggest reward in working with students and student-athletes on career construction utilizing life design counseling.

Jennelizabeth Bice is a Senior Advisor for the College of the Arts at Kent State University and a doctoral candidate in Kent State University’s Higher Education Administration with a focus in Career Advising and Internationalization. Jenna earned her Master of Education in Higher Education and College Student Development and a B.A. in Theatre Studies. Jenna implements Career Construction and Life Design into her advising sessions with current students and alumni as well as in her First Year Experience/Orientation course. She is very passionate about this subject and helping students discover their stories.

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