Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Counselor Education and Supervision
Danica G. Hays
There is a paucity of research regarding master's level school counselors' conceptualizations of their training regarding recognizing and responding to adolescent mental health issues. The purpose of this study was to propose develop a theory that illuminates new school counselors' conceptualizations of their training related to gaining knowledge in recognizing and responding to adolescent mental health issues. To accomplish this, eight school counselors in the southeastern Virginia area participated in two rounds of individual interviews and a reflective writing activity. Utilizing a qualitative grounded theory design, both the interviews and the reflective writing were analyzed to extrapolate themes about their conceptualizations regarding their training with regards to recognizing and responding to adolescent mental health issues. Findings were subjected to verification procedures.
Walley, Cynthia T..
"A Grounded Theory of School Counselors' Conceptualizations of Their Training Regarding Adolescent Mental Health Issues"
(2009). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), dissertation, , Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/pq09-7b78