College of Arts and Sciences

Research, Special Projects and Master's Thesis in Counseling

Students often collaborate with faculty to further their clinical interests and training. Even though not a requirement of the program, this is an opportunity for students to complete a project of their own choosing or to assist a faculty member with their research. The department faculty have a variety of specializations. Students are welcomed to work with both undergraduate and graduate faculty in the Department of Psychology.

In the past, under the supervision of a psychology department faculty member, students have turned their passions into independent projects in research, program development, community service, and social advocacy. Students have also presented their work at professional conferences, both regionally and nationally, and published alongside faculty. 

Previous Projects Conducted by Graduate Program in Counseling Students
  • Bullying
  • Parenting 
  • Multicultural competence 
  • Mindset
  • Program evaluation
  • LGBT training
  • Acculturation 
  • Suicide
  • Racial socialization
Counseling Research Courses

Learn more about the guidelines for completing Research, Special Projects and Master's Thesis.

Student-Faculty Publications
  • Morrow, M. T., Hubbard, J. A., & Sharp, M. K. (in press). Preadolescents’ daily peer victimization and perceived social competence: Moderating effects of classroom aggression. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
  • Shermeyer, L., Morrow, M. T., & Mediate, N. (in press). College students’ daily coping, and adjustment: Benefits of problem-focused engagement. Stress & Health.
  • Lee, H.-H., & Wentz, B. L. (2019). Evaluation of a pilot school-based group for Mandarin- speaking minors. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, 41, 73-85.
  • Morrow, M. T., Hubbard, J. A., & Sharp, M. K. (2019). Preadolescents’ attributions for negative peer experiences: Links to child and classroom peer victimization and friendship. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47(3), 393-404.
  • Morrow, M. T., Hubbard, J. A., & Sharp, M. K. (2018). Preadolescents’ depressive symptoms and attributions for negative peer experiences. Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 17, 25-35. Vincent, C. E., & Morrow, M. T. (2018).
  • Parent discipline and child externalizing behavior in bereaved families: The moderating role of parent grief. Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 17, 36-43.
  • Lee, H.-H. & Johnson, R. W. (2017b). Differentiation of self as predictor of Asian-American immigrants’ perceptions of cultural harmony. Journal of Family Therapy, 39, 151-168.
  • Lee, H.-H., & Johnson, R. W. (2017a). Assessing the psychometric properties of the Differentiation of Self Inventory-Revised for Asian-American bicultural adults. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 45, 51-65.
  • Bartoli, E., Mamolou, A., Morrow, M., Brutko, L., Cox, E., Herreid-Halstead, S., & Levy, A. (2017). READY, MindSET, GO! Increasing students’ resilience in counselor education programs. Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 16, 2-12.
  • Morrow, M. T., Hooker, S. D., & Cate, Rebecca Lynne (2015). Consultation in bullying prevention: An elementary-school case study. School Community Journal, 25, 85-112.
  • Morrow, M. T., Garwood, B. E., Brutko, L. M., Schneider, C. A., & Cuttic, J. A. (2015). The development and evaluation of a mental health training for foster parents. Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 14, 28-38.
  • Morrow, M. T., Cuttic, J., Lineberger, J., & Cretekos, E. (2014). Licensed Professional Counselors and collaborative care. Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 13, 13-25.
  • Bartoli, E. Morrow, M., Gillem, A., Gaskin Dozier, C., & Mamolou, A. (2014). Creating effective counselors: Integrated multicultural and evidence-based curricula in counselor Education programs. Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 13, 27-38.