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June Dressler

OCDA Secretary

Associate Director and Career Counselor, Academic and Career Advising

Pacific University

June Dressler's mission is to help emerging adults enter, excel in, and exit the workplace with dignity. June teaches a series of career development and communication/conflict resolution courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. She is qualified to administer a variety of career assessment instruments and certified in Interpersonal Conflict Resolution through the Institute for Creative Collaboration at Syracuse University.

June earned her M.A. in Counseling from George Fox University and completed the Counselor Education Ph.D. at Oregon State University. A unique aspect of her research is that it mirrors her fathers’ master thesis A Study of Vocational Choices of Senior’s at the University of Portland. Fifty years later, June examined Undergraduate College Student Career Decision Making in her own master’s work. She continues to research career decision-making difficulties, career resilience, and constructive conflict as evidenced by the following:

·         Quest for Occupational Identity: Examining Career Resilience, Career-Related Adversity, and Career Decision Difficulty during Emerging Adulthood

·         Career Resilience as a Subdomain of Psychosocial Resilience: Exploring Protective Processes to Buffer Career-related Adversity during the Transition from College to Career

·         The Impact of a Conflict Resolution Skills Training on the Career Decision Self-Efficacy of College Students: Addressing Career Decision Difficulty Due to Conflict with Parents

·         The Role of Counselor as Ombudsperson in a University Setting

Helping emerging adults discover/rediscover their career mojo continues to fuel her pursuit of best practices in career decision-making, career resilience and constructive conflict. She is delighted to be on the OCDA Board working alongside like-minded professionals dedicated to the career development of diverse individuals in our unique circle of care.

The Oregon Career Development Association is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable and educational entity.

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