Date of Award

Spring 5-2022

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Counseling & Human Services

Program/Concentration

Counseling

Committee Director

Emily Goodman-Scott

Committee Member

Shana Pribesh

Committee Member

Natalie Edirmanasinghe

Abstract

School counselors are trained in providing academic, career, and social/emotional support to K-12 students. In March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic took the world of K-12 education by surprise, forcing school counselors to deliver a virtual school counseling program with little to no time for preparation. School counselors were faced with meeting the seemingly ever-changing needs of K-12 students as social, political, and health concerns evolved throughout the pandemic. Although schools have since begun to reopen their doors, the effects of Covid-19 are far from over. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of United States (U.S.) public school counselors providing virtual services to K-12 students throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This valuable insight into the world of virtual school counseling during Covid-19 will serve as a platform for the development of future practices, training, and counselor education curricula.

DOI

10.25777/zkwt-9d25

ISBN

9798819393369

ORCID

0000-0001-5824-0136

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