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/research you would like posted below, please email  Please include the exact text you would like published and the IRB approval.   Your request will be reviewed and approved by our review committee before it will be posted.

Posted 4/25/23


My name is Alan Miller, and I am a doctoral candidate in Counseling and Counselor Education at Syracuse University. I have been a school counselor for 15 years, currently working at the Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca, NY. I am conducting my dissertation research focused on the leadership practices of school counselors related to their experience of burnout, caseload, and training experience. 

My IRB-approved study should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. You must be a currently practicing school counselor to participate. Please follow the link below, which will take you to the description of the survey, informed consent, and the survey questionnaire. I know your time is valuable, and I appreciate your support!

Posted 3/8/23

Dear GSCA members,

My name is Jihyeon Choi, and I am a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education program at The Ohio State University. For my dissertation, I am developing the Multicultural and Social Justice School Counseling Competencies Scale (MSJSCCS).

Multicultural and social justice school counseling is at the core of our profession, and we need to be advancing this work. Would you be able to consider participating in this study so that this scale can be used for school counselors and trainees? In order to participate in this study, you need to be a:

  • current school counselor OR
  • school counseling master's student who completed at least one semester of practicum

It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete this survey. An anonymous survey link will be utilized when collecting data, and the demographic information will be reported in an aggregated form. Therefore, it is impossible to identify a certain individual based on the collected data.

Here is the link to the survey: 

In appreciation of your participation, 10 participants will be randomly drawn and provided with a $50 gift card.
If you have any questions or concerns about this study, feel free to reach out to me at Thank you.

Jihyeon Choi

Jihyeon Choi (she/her/hers)
Doctoral Candidate, Counselor Education
Graduate Teaching Associate
College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University

Posted 2/16/23

Researcher: Tiffany Taylor (student at Walden University)

Title of Study: Public Elementary School Counselors Experiences Serving Military-Connected Students with Active-Duty Parents.

Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this qualitative study is to gain insight on Public Elementary School Counselors' experiences serving military-connected students with active-duty parents.

Study Activities: Study participants will be invited to participate in a confidential zoom interview (audio-recorded on a separate device) to share their experiences related to serving military-connected students with active-duty parents.

Criteria for Participating:
To participate in the study, you must:
A certified school counselor in your state.
Have worked in the role of a school counselor for a minimum of 1 year.
Have worked/currently work as a school counselor in an elementary public school with military-connected students who have active-duty parents near a military installation for a minimum of 1 year.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in participating in the study, please follow the link listed below. If you have questions about the study, please contact Tiffany Taylor at (478) 972-1522 or via email at

The link to the informed consent and demographic questionnaire is:

The approval for this study is 01-26-23-1009799.


Tiffany Taylor, Doctoral Candidate (Walden University)
School Military Family Life Counselor
Supporting Service Members and Their Families