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Although GSCA does not distribute research surveys on behalf of members or the public, 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 below 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 2/8/2018

Invitation to Participate

A literature review and a subsequent survey research study have shown that
school counselor advocacy activity related to transgender and intersex
students varies. I am conducting research to develop and assess the
psychometric properties of the School Counselor Transgender Intersex
Advocacy Competency Scale (SCTIACS), a tool that may be used to train
school counselors in counselor education and professional development
programs. The findings of this study, therefore, may support counselor
education programs and schools and improve the lived experiences of
transgender and intersex students.

The participants of this study are a nationwide sample of certified and
full-time employed school counselors. Participants complete an online
survey form, which takes 20 to 25 minutes. Participation in the study is
voluntary and anonymous. Additionally, personally identifiable information
is only collected after the survey from participants who choose to become
eligible to win one of 20 $20 Amazon gift cards. The data gathered is
maintained through the most secure means possible and only aggregate data
will be published. The link to the survey form is:

Jack Simons, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, NY

Posted 11/29/2017


Dear School Counselors,
Do you love your job, hate your job, or somewhere in between?

As school counselor educators, we are conducting research to better understand the factors which contribute to your job satisfaction and your stress levels. Please help us by completing this 10 minute online survey:


All credentialed school counselors in the United States are eligible to participate. If you are a school counselor, your participation is critical to the success of this project. Please feel free to forward this email to other school counselors who may be interested in participating.

About the Study:

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You have the right to not answer any question you choose. You may exit the survey at any point.

If you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete an anonymous survey which will address factors such as job stress, job satisfaction, and self-efficacy and to provide some basic information about yourself and your job. The survey will not ask for nor collect any identifying information. The IP address of your computer will not be collected. Be assured that your answers will be used only for scholarly purposes and will be kept completely confidential.

There are no foreseeable risks or benefits to you for participating in this study. You may benefit from participating by gaining insight into aspects of your job which cause stress and/or contribute to your overall job satisfaction. You may also benefit from the gratification you experience by contributing to the knowledge base of the profession.

To ensure that the rights and welfare of participants are adequately protected, this study has been collectively approved by the Institutional Review Boards at the University of Southern Mississippi (IRB approval # 17051701 and the University of Mississippi (IRB approval # 00001657).

About the Researchers:

This study is being conducted by Dr. Juawice McCormick, Dr. Suzanne Dugger, and Ms. Sumedha Therthani. Juawice McCormick is Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of School Counseling in the Department of Child and Family Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi. Suzanne Dugger is Program Coordinator and Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Mississippi, and Sumedha Therthani is a doctoral student in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Mississippi. Questions about the study may be directed to Juawice McCormick at 601.266.4584 or

Link to Survey:

Posted 8/16/2017

My name is Necole C. Bryant. I am a doctoral student from Mercer University. Under the direction of my dissertation committee chair, Dr. Karen Rowland, I am conducting a research study about the differences between school counselors in training, practicing school counselors, and counselor educators on measures of professional identity and leadership skills. The study is entitled, Transformative School Counseling: An Examination of the Interaction Between Professional Identity and Leadership Skills. I am reaching out to ask if you would like to participate by completing a survey for this research project. Mercer University’s IRB requires investigators to provide informed consent to the research participants.

If you would be interested in taking this survey, please click on this link and provide your consent to take the survey:

If you have any questions about the study contact the investigator, Necole C. Bryant at 404-576-7439 or at

Mercer University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviewed study # H1706183 and approved it on 07-Jul-2017.

Questions about your rights as a research participant:
If you have questions about your rights or are dissatisfied at any time with any part of this study, you can contact, anonymously if you wish, the Institutional Review Board by phone at (478) 301-4101 or email at ORC_Research

Thank you in advance for your time and participation!

Necole Bryant



Nora Gerardi is conducting her dissertation study which examines the suicide risk assessment and management practices among mental health practitioners. This study is supervised by Dr. Mark Terjesen and the study is approved by the St. John’s University IRB.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; alarmingly, among older children and adolescents, suicide is the second leading cause of death. Suicide rates have been increasing for every age group over the past several years, and as such, this study seeks to understand risk assessment and management practices among practicing mental health providers.

This study will identify patterns in risk assessment and management practices and inform training needs at the graduate and continuing education level.

The study will take approximately 30-40 minutes. Please click here to be directed to the survey.



Researchers at Mercer University and the University of Georgia are conducting a qualitative study of school counselors’ strategies for making challenging ethical decisions. We would love to hear about your experiences in the field! What is involved: 1. participation in an informal interview with a Mercer University or UGA graduate assistant interviewer about dilemmas you face in your job, what strategies you use to address these dilemmas, and what you have learned about ethical practice over your years of experience; and 2. completing a short online survey which will be emailed to you. If you are interested in participating, or would like to receive more information about this study, please contact Dr. Morgan Kiper Riechel at This study has been approved by Mercer University’s IRB and Office of Research Compliance, # H1605139.



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