Professional Research

GSCA does not distribute research surveys on behalf of members or the public.  However, in the interest of furthering the research that makes school counselors able to better themselves and assisting those who are in pursuit of higher degrees, we post surveys which have been screened by the GSCA Journal Editor for validity. We ask that school counselors participate as they are able in order to continue and support research in the field.

If you have a survey you would like posted below, please email

Posted on 10/1/20

Examining School Counselor’s Multicultural Competency When Working with  Undocumented Students

If you identify as a school counselor, you are being invited to participate in a research study about school counselor’s multicultural competency with undocumented students. This study is being conducted by Dr. Shekila Melchior ( at George Mason University. 

Study link:

The benefits of the study will be the contributions made to the literature as it relates to multicultural competency and school counselor’s work with undocumented populations.  The questionnaire(s) will take about 10 – 15 minutes to complete.

For your participation in this study you will have the opportunity to win one of four $25 Amazon gift cards. You do not have to participate in the raffle and you may withdraw from this study at any time. You are free to stop answering questions at any time or decline to answer any particular question you do not wish to answer for any reason. You must complete the survey to be eligible for the raffle. 


This research is being conducted Dr. Shekila Melchior of CEHD’s Counseling program at George Mason University. Dr. Melchior may be reached at for questions, to report a research-related problem, or to request a copy of any published reports. You may contact the George Mason University Institutional Review Board office at 703-993-4121 or if you have questions or comments regarding your rights as a participant in the research.

This research has been reviewed according to George Mason University procedures governing your participation in this research. 

IRB#: 1610771-1

Posted on 8/26/20

Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral graduate student Brittany Prioleau and Counselor Education and Supervision Professor Dr. Sejal Foxx are performing a survey study examining the utilization of Trauma Informed Care Practices (TICP) by schools and school counselors in education settings. Results of this study have the potential to help better inform the use of TICP in schools.

You may be eligible for this research study if you are:

  • a school counselor
  • currently work in a school setting
  • at least 18 years of age

If you are interested in participating, please click the following link and complete this survey:
All data will be collected anonymously: Take the Survey


Thank you for your time, and we look forward to your participation.


Brittany Prioleau (Ph.D. student, Counselor Education and Supervision,

Dr. Sejal Foxx (Professor, Counselor Education and Supervision,

This study has been approved by the UNC Charlotte IRB (# 19-0181)

Posted on 7/31/20

Research Invitation: Counselors and Counseling in 2020

 As you know firsthand, counselors and student counselors are in a challenging position in that they are helping others to cope and heal while also coping themselves with the intersection of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing systemic injustice and discrimination including xenophobia, racism, and racial violence in the US. In order to inform strategies to support counselors and student counselors, we want to learn about counselors’ and counseling students’ personal and professional/academic experiences during 2020, including experiences related to both COVID-19 and systemic injustice, and how those experiences may differ by some aspects of culture, identity, and circumstance.

Our Study: In this IRB approved study, we use a secure anonymous online survey to ask participants questions about topics including demographics, COVID-19, injustice and discrimination, current circumstances, basic needs, counseling practice and training, mental health, ambivalence, compassion, stress, secondary trauma, and burnout. 

Our Team: Dr. Jamie E. Crockett is an Assistant Professor and Dr. Nathaniel Ivers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Participation: If you are a counselor (post master’s) or a counseling student (master’s or doctoral level), we are asking that you please consider participating in this research study.  If you choose to participate, you will complete an anonymous online survey that will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete. If you begin the survey and do not wish to complete it, you may discontinue your participation at any time without penalty by closing your browser window.

Follow this link for more information on the study or contact Dr. Jamie E. Crockett at or 336-758-1961.

Sharing this invitation: Please consider sharing this research participation invitation with counselors and/or counseling students that you think may be interested in participation. To share this invitation, you can copy & paste or forward this email and/or share this Facebook post.

Posted on 7/20/20

My name is Twanna White, a fellow GA School Counselor and Doctoral Candidate at Capella University, specializing in Counselor Education and Supervision.

ATTENTION ALL Georgia Novice School Counselors in K-12 Settings!!!!

I need 10 novice school counselors from the Great Peach State to volunteer to participate in a qualitative research study on the self-reported selfefficacy of novice school counselors (i.e. five years or less experience) employed in K-12 settings have with implementing the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) Requirements. You are invited to participate if you:

  • have been employed for five years or less as a certified school counselor
  • live and/or work within the state of Georgia
  • interested in pursuing RAMP distinction within the next 2-5 years
  • work at a school that has not obtained RAMP within the past five years nor currently seeking RAMP recertification.

This study is part of the of this researcher’s doctoral education program.  Your participation is completely voluntary.  

Participants who meet inclusion criteria and complete the 60-minute audio recorded qualitative research interview process, will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.  This research has been IRB approved from Capella University. My approval number is 2020-319

If this is me at (478)285-8981or so that I may schedule a 10-15 minute screening interview with you.