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

School Counselor Survey

Dear School Counselor:

Are you a school counselor who has worked with students who are refugees? Do you have recent experiences with this population that you are willing to share? We are conducting a qualitative study to explore the experiences with and perceptions of school counselors working with students who are refugees. Please click this link to access information about the study and the informed consent

 Thank you for sharing your experiences!

 Best regards,
Pamelia E. Brott, Associate Professor
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Dareen Basma, Assistant Professor
Carnegie Mellon University 


School Counselors:

I am writing to invite you to participate in a research study being conducted by my research team, The Social Cognition and Career Lab, at Teachers College, Columbia University.  This online study should take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time.

Given college counseling center are now, more than ever on the front lines of treating mental illness, we are interested in understanding how to best support this population. We are investigating how social attitudes influence perceptions, specifically in relation to clinical assessment and impressions.

You are invited to participate if you:

1) Are 18 years or older

2) Identify as a clinician or a clinician in training

Please access the study by clicking the link below:

Please pass along to others who you believe may also qualify for participation!


George Gushue
Principle Investigator
The Social Cognition and Career Lab
Teachers College, Columbia University

***This study has been approved by the Teachers College, Columbia University Institutional Review Board: Protocol # 16-114. If you have any complaints, questions, concerns, or would like to know the results, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at***