Monday, October 20, 2014

Research Participants Needed!

My name is Marguerite Quirk and I am research assistant to Dr. Laurie Bonjo, assistant professor in the graduate counseling program, psychology department at SUNY New Paltz.

I am contacting you to request your participation in our study titled “Current Training Practices Employed by Counselor Educators When Teaching School Counselors-in-Training to Support Healthy Sexual Development."

If you would like to participate in this study, you will be asked to (1) complete a survey compiled with short-answer questions and also (2) to email a copy of your de-identified syllabi to the following email address:

This study will take approximately 15 to 30 minutes of your time.

Criteria for participation: individuals that teach multicultural counseling, human development, or counseling skills to school counseling students are encouraged to participate.

IMPORTANT: Regarding the criteria for participation-- Participants do not have to teach school counseling students exclusively; rather, it is required that school counselors be present in the class. The class can include other counselors-in-training, but the questions in the study will focus on school counseling students. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and data collected from this study will remain anonymous.

If you would like to participate in this study, please visit the following website:

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me at You can also contact Dr. Laurie Bonjo at (845) 257-0656 or

Your time & participation are greatly appreciated & valued!

This research study (Proposal #2014-053) has been determined exempt by the SUNY New Paltz Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) according to exempt category 101(B2)." We thank you in advance for your time and participation.

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