School Counseling Research

MSCA will post opportunities to participate in research studies if the studies meet the following guidelines:

  1. Research must be approved by an Institutional Review Board or similar entity.
  2. Research must benefit school counselors or the profession of school counseling.
  3. If research is part of a doctoral dissertation or part of a graduate student project, a faculty supervisor must be listed
  4. Special attention will be given to research conducted by individuals from Montana institutions and/or research on Montana communties specifically. 
Postings will stay on the website for two months.


(Posted 4/14/20) Experiences of School Counselors during COVID-19
Greetings,
 
            I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Indianapolis and am conducting a research study on counselors’ experiences of their work and family roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this study is to examine counselors’ experiences of their work and family roles during the current crisis. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and can be accessed through the survey link below. 
 
To participate in this research study you must be at least 21 years of age, have a family member currently residing with you (as indicated by the presence of a partner/spouse; child/children; or elderly, ill, or special needs relative residing in the home with them), have had a change in work location due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and be engaged in part-time work or more in a counseling setting. This study has been approved as a minimal risk study by the University of Indianapolis Human Research Protections Program (HRPP), study number 01233.
 
If you are interested in participating, please use the following link to access the survey:
https://uindy.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cPiy2hQ6haQRegR
 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Emma Eckart, at eckarte@uindy.edu.
 
Sincerely,
Emma Eckart, Ph.D., LMHC
University of Indianapolis
HEAL 226
eckarte@uindy.edu



(Posted 4/21/20) Elementary School Counselors’ Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions to Working With LGBTQ+ Youth
Dear Montana School Counselor Association: 
 
My name is Kristina Weiss, I am a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education program at Rowan University. I am completing a study as part of my requirement as a doctoral candidate entitled “Elementary School Counselors’ Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions to Working With LGBTQ+ Youth”. This study will explore elementary school counselors' dispositions, knowledge, and skills to working with LGBTQ youth. This study has been approved by the Rowan IRB, Pro2020001038.
 
I am writing to ask for your assistance in disseminating this study to elementary school counselors within your organization. During this study participants will be asked to complete a survey that should take no more than 10-15 minutes. After completion of the survey participants will be prompted to enter a drawing for one of six $25 Amazon gift cards. 
 
Participation in this study is limited to individuals who meet the following inclusion criteria: 1. Currently works as a school counselor serving in an elementary school (K- 6th grade). 2. Holds current licensure or is credentialed as a school counselor. 3. Works in the United States.
 
Participation in this study could provide additional evidence for systemic change in professional standards and training programs. All information and responses to this survey are kept confidential and anonymous. 
 
If you have questions about this study, please feel free to contact me via email at currok83@students.rowan.edu. If you have any questions and/or concerns, you may also contact my Committee Chair, Dr. Kara Ieva at ieva@rowan.edu. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,
Kristina Weiss
Doctoral Candidate
Alumni Committee Co-Chair, Chi Sigma Iota, Zeta Pi Chapter
Rowan University
currok83@students.rowan.edu

(Posted 5/19/20) Perceptions of School Counselors and School Leaders During COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ball State school counseling and educational leadership faculty are doing another study examining perceptions of school counselor and school leaders (e.g., principals, assistant principals, district leaders, etc.) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please feel welcome to complete the survey and/or send it on to others!


We seek your participation in the study by completing an online survey related to students' mindsets and behaviors and federal and state guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your participation is anonymous.

We are grateful for your participation, should you choose to do so.  

 

Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: https://bsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8VzgWWnf7mAeNL


Thank you, 
Drs. Geesa, Kruczek, and Mayes

Researcher Contact Information
Principal Investigator:                                               
Dr. Rachel Geesa, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership               
Teachers College, Rm 923                                        
Ball State University                                                  
Muncie, IN  47306                                                     
Telephone: (765) 285-5251                                       
Email:  rlgeesa@bsu.edu                                           

Co-Principal Investigator::
Theresa Kruczek, Professor of Educational Psychology and School Counseling
Teachers College, Rm 850A                                      
Ball State University                                                  
Muncie, IN  47306                                                     
Telephone: (765) 285-8049                           
Email: tkruczek@bsu.edu

Co-Principal Investigator:
Renae Mayes, Associate Professor of Psychology and School Counseling
Teachers College, Rm 639                                        
Ball State University                                                  
Muncie, IN  47306                                                     
Telephone: (765) 285-8056               
Email: rdmayes@bsu.edu

Research Assistant:
Kaylee McDonald, Graduate Student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Teachers College, Rm 903                            
Ball State University                                                  
Muncie, IN  47306                                                     
Telephone: (765) 285-8488               
Email: kmmcdonald3@bsu.edu