James Madison University

Research Corner

Members of the Counseling Program faculty are currently conducting research projects with students in their master’s and doctoral programs.  In the Counselor and GLBTQ Youth study, middle and high school counselors across the state were surveyed to examine their experience and best practices when working with GLBTQ students. Preliminary research was presented at the CVCA dinner meeting on February 8, 2011. For those who would like to learn more about helping LGBTQ youth, please consider attending the Summer Institute Session: Working Effectively with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students and Clients.

A second study, Counselor Education, Income, and Workplace Satisfaction, was sent to LPCs and unlicensed counselors in our region to examine current market trends and ways counselor educators can better prepare counselor trainees for issues they may face in this profession. Data collection has been completed. The data are currently being reviewed. More information about the results of this research will be presented in the coming months.  For more information regarding these research projects, please contact Renee Staton at statonar@jmu.edu