Dr. Krumboltz is a specialist in counseling psychology. He helps counselors learn how to help their clients take actions to create more satisfying lives for themselves. His research covers tracing the roots of academic, career, and personal problems, as well as studying the emotional outcomes of learning experiences, and the use of multimedia in simulating occupational activities. Dr. Krumboltz is also a leader in the theory of career counseling. His social learning theory postulates that career transitions result from an uncountable number of learning experiences made possible by both planned and unplanned encounters with the people, institutions and events in each person’s particular environment.