The Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation is dedicated to providing services to the field of school counseling by conducting research and program evaluation, consultation, and professional development opportunities. If you are interested in obtaining our services in any of these areas, please send an email to

Funding obtained through our services helps to support the Center’s activities to further the field of school counseling.

Research and Program Evaluation

Dr.’s John Carey and Carey Dimmitt are experienced researchers, and welcome requests from potential project sponsors to discuss research opportunities. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is equipped to handle a variety of sponsored research agreements, large and small, and engage in school counseling and related program evaluation activities.


The Center is available to provide consultation to schools/districts in the areas of program evaluation and grant writing. If your school/district is in the process of writing an RFP for a grant competition, please contact us to assist with overall project and evaluation design. RFP’s in which the Center could serve in a consultative/evaluative role will be given primary consideration.

Consultation services the Center can provide vary greatly, depending on your particular needs and wants. Please contact us if you would like to further explore the ways in which we might be able to support you.

Professional Development

The Center is dedicated to providing school counselors with meaningful and applied professional development opportunities. School counselors are feeling increased pressure to use data to both guide their decision making and provide accountability information. Our expertise includes:

  • Data-based decision making
  • Survey development
  • Using research and data to plan programs and interventions
  • School counseling program evaluation
  • Action research in school counseling
  • Curriculum development, design and assessment
  • Comprehensive school counseling program implementation

Our rates for professional development are competitive at $1000 – $1500 for a full day, plus travel expenses. Please contact us if you have any questions about our professional development services or pricing.