Research Briefs

The Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation provides quarterly research briefs that summarize the exemplary outcome research completed in the field of school counseling.

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The Center uses these briefs to make research widely available and highlight the implications of the research for school counseling leadership and practice. Click on the Brief name to download the PDF file. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files, you can download it HERE.


Brief 11.1 - Making the case for universal school-based mental health screening

Brief 11.2 - Adolescent Mental Health Literacy

Brief 11.3 - Evidence-Based Social Anxiety Intervention


Brief 10.3 - Does School Connectedness Impact Academic Performance?

Brief 10.2 - Effective counseling interventions with youth and families: A review of solution focused brief therapy.


Brief 10.1 - Assessing the relationship between school counseling and college enrollment.

Brief 9.1 - Does Student Success Skills have an impact on school connectedness and self-regulation of inner-city, African-American elementary students?


Brief 8.2 - The impact of school counseling on student educational outcomes in high schools: What can we learn about effectiveness from statewide evaluations of school counseling practice in Nebraska and Utah?

Brief 8.1 - Does a School-wide Intervention to Improve School Climate Have a Long-Term Effect on Middle School Student Behavior and Well-Being?


Brief 7.1 – Does a group-based self-esteem enhancement program improve students’ self-esteem as they transition into middle school?


Brief 6.1- Does a multimedia intervention reduce bullying and victimization in third-grade urban schools?


Brief 5.1- The Role of School Counselors in Serving Students with Disabilities

Brief 5.2 – What are the Implications of Possible Selves Research for School Counseling Practice?

Brief 5.3- The Student to Counselor Ratio: Does it Matter?


Brief 4.1 – Does the Bully Busters Intervention Reduce Bullying in Middle School Students?

Brief 4.2 – What Effect Does a Career Intervention Have on At-Risk Middle School Students’ Career Maturity Levels, Self-Esteem, and Academic Achievement?

Brief 4.3 – Does Problem-Solving and Goal-Setting Instruction Promote Self-Determination in Early Elementary Students with Disabilities?


Brief 3.1 – Does the Peacebuilders Intervention Reduce Violence in Schools?

Brief 3.2 – Does a School-Based Social Skills Program Have an Effect on Students’ Behavior and Social Skills?

Brief 3.3 - A Lesson of Meta-Analysis: Does Group Counseling with Children and Adolescents Make a Difference?

Brief 3.4 – College Transition Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities: What Does the Research Tell Us?


Brief 2.1 – The Effects of Students’ Middle-School and High-School Experiences on Completion of the Bachelor’s Degree: How Can School Counselors Make a Difference?

Brief 2.2 – What are the Effects of Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Programs on Early Elementary Students’ Academic Achievement?

Brief 2.3 – Does Implementing a Research-Based School Counseling Curriculum Enhance Student Achievement?

Brief 2.4 – Study of Pupil Personnel Ratios, Services, and Programs in California

Brief 2.5- An Evidence-Based Violence Prevention Curriculum for Elementary School Children


Brief 1.1 – What Are the Expected Benefits Associated with Implementing a Comprehensive Guidance Program?

Brief 1.2 – How do Career Interventions Impact the Educational Choices of Eighth Grade Students?

Brief 1.3 – Interventions for Helping Students at Risk of Dropping Out of School.

Brief 1.4 – Do Expenditures for Student Support Services Lead to Demonstrable Gains in Student Achievement?

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