Virginia School Counselor Association recognizes the contribution of school counselors and counselor educators in the field of school counseling research and would like to provide its members with the opportunity to participate in research endeavors. Below you will find links which allow you to participate in current study.


If you are a researcher, please contact the VSCA Research Chair, Sherita Dance

Two School Counselor Surveys

1. My name is Jack Simons, and I am an Assistant Professor of School Counseling at Mercy College in New York. I invite you to participate in an online study to support the development of the School Counselor Sexual Minority Advocacy Competency Scale, a tool that may be used to train school counselors who participate in either counselor education or professional development. If you are a certified school counselor who is presently employed full-time in a middle school, junior high school, or high school, I would greatly appreciate your participation -- if you have not participated yet.

            When you have finished the survey, you have the option to enter a raffle for one of 20 $20 Amazon gift cards. A literature review and a subsequent survey research study have shown that school counselor advocacy activity related to lesbian, gay, and bisexual students varies. The survey is anonymous, and takes about 20-25 minutes to complete. If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on the following link.

2. National Survey of School Counselors High School Counselors, are you interested in sharing your experiences and insights? The first 400 who participate in this brief School Counselor Study will receive a $10 Amazon gift card in return. Here is the link: