John Carey, Director

John Carey, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services
Director, the Ronald H. Frederickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation
Office: Hills House South #359
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: (413)545-3610

Dr. Carey is a leader in the evidence-based school counseling movement and has extensive, documented experience in coordinating large multi-site research projects related to outcome and policy research. He has served as the Principal Investigator or Co-PI on many funded research projects including: statewide evaluations of school counseling programs in Idaho, Utah, and Nebraska; and a College Board-funded study to identify the characteristics of school counseling programs associated with successful college transitions for low income and minority students. Dr. Carey is the co-author of the books Evidence-Based School Counseling, Achieving Excellence in School Counseling, and Multicultural Counseling in Schools. Dr. Carey recently received a Fulbright Specialists grant to help Korea University incorporate evidence-based practice into their school counseling graduate program. He is currently working with a team of international scholars to develop an International Handbook for Policy Research on School-Based Counseling.

Carey Dimmitt, Associate Director

Carey Dimmitt, Ph.D
Associate Professor, School Counseling Program
Associate Director, the Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation
Office: Hills House South #358
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Ma 01003
Phone: (413)577-1358

Dr. Dimmitt is the Associate Director of the Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation and the Program Coordinator and a Professor in the School Counseling Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her scholarship focuses on evidence-based school counseling practices, school counseling curriculum development, metacognition, and systemic change in educational institutions. Dr. Dimmitt is the Co-Coordinator of the annual National Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference. She is the co-author of the books Evidence-Based School Counseling: Making a Difference with Data-Driven Practices (Corwin, 2007) and the School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner (Wiley, 2012). Dr. Dimmitt also has co-authored chapters on metacognition in education for the APA Educational Psychology Handbook (APA, 2012) and the Handbook of Psychology, Vol. 7: Educational Psychology (Wiley, 2012). She has published in the journals Professional School Counselor, Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, Counselor Education and Supervision, Elementary School Journal, and Computers in the Schools. Dr. Dimmitt served as the Counseling Content Expert for ERIC from 2007-2014.

Catherine Griffith,

Catherine Griffith, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, School Counselor Education
Office: Hills House South #357
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: (413)545-4600

Catherine Griffith’s research interests include the development of affirming interventions with LGBTQ+ youth, and identifying best practices in responding to power-based personal violence (PBPV). In addition, she has an interest in technology, specifically the ethical and legal aspects of the professional use of social media. Currently, she serves on the editorial board for the Journal of School Counseling, is a member of the Affirmative Counseling and Social Justice Committee for the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), and is on the school-based advisory board for the California LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project.