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 Professional School Counselors,

My name is Rebecca van der Hagen. I am a doctoral student at the University of Arkansas’s Counselor Education and Supervision program. I am seeking participants for my dissertation. It is titled Exploring School Counselors’ Narratives of CACREP Accredited Online Education Programs: A Phenomenological Study. Participants will be interviewed about their training experience and how it prepared them for their role as a school counselor. 

To participate in the study, a person must have earned a master’s degree from an online school counseling program that is accredited by CACREP. The participants must also be a current school counselor with at least one year in their current school counseling position. 

As a participant in the research study, you will be entered into a drawing for one of two a $25 Amazon gift cards. Participation is voluntary. Therefore, withdrawing from the study will not affect your entry into the drawing. 

If you are interested in participating in this research study, please contact me at my university email:

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board 17-01-372 at the University of Arkansas. The advisor for my dissertation is Dr. Kristi Perryman. 

Thank you in advance for your consideration!


Rebecca van der Hagen
Doctoral Candidate
University of Arkansas