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


We appreciate your insights as professionals who work with students and families across Virginia. Today, we invite you to get in on the ground level of the development of new resources for these families. Please click on the link below and complete our online survey by Thursday, July 6. We will use your responses to guide our decisions on content development, delivery and presentation of information to support the 1-2-3 Go! initiative. For this first phase of resource development, we will focus on information for 11th- and 12th-grade students/families. Please consider and share resources that you currently use and identify information that is absent or difficult to access. Thank you for the work that you do. We are grateful for your efforts and your support.

Link to Survey


Paula Robinson Assistant Director of College Access & PK-12 Outreach SCHEV


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



Dear Professional School Counselors,

My name is Shavon Pulley.  I am a doctoral student at Virginia State University and working on my dissertation in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education, in the Department of Educational Leadership, in the College of Education.  The title of my dissertation is Virginia School Counselor Roles in Dropout Prevention and I need 200 Virginia school counselors to complete the survey titled The Dropout Prevention Survey.

This survey is open to current, past, or retired Virginia school counselors.  Participation in this survey is strictly voluntary.  As a participant in this this research, you have the option of inputting your email address at the end of the survey for a chance to win one of five $20 Amazon gift cards. 

If you are interested in participating in this research study and completing a short survey, please open the link below:

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board 1617-34 at Virginia State University.  The advisor for my dissertation is Dr. Christian Silas.

Thank you for your time and consideration!


Shavon C. Pulley


Doctoral Candidate

Virginia State University