Final Call for Participants-Thank You-Your Assistance is Appreciated

By Yvonne Ward posted 08-07-2020 09:44 AM


My name is Yvonne Ward and I am a doctoral candidate with North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. I am completing my research dissertation titled Beyond the Classroom: An Examination of Predictive Factors Influencing the Career Path of Counselors with an Earned Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision. I plan to examine the impact counseling identity, perception of mentorship, and self-efficacy have on counselors’ career path and career choice post-doctoral degree. This research dissertation has been approved by NC A&T’s Institutional Review Board. 

To participate in this study, you must:

  • Have an earned doctorate (Ed.D or Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited university
  • Have a master’s degree in Counseling from a CACREP accredited program inclusive of; Clinical Mental Health, Rehabilitation Counseling, and School Counseling.
  • 2-5 years of experience working in your current work setting.

Participation involves completing a consent form, a one-page demographic survey, and a 35-item online survey that should take no longer than 15-20 minutes to complete. In all, the study should require no more than 30 minutes of your time. The project is under the supervision of Dr. Michael Brooks ( in the Department of Counseling at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. 

Your participation in this survey is voluntary and all your responses will be confidential.  If you would like to participate or if you would like more information about the study, please feel free to contact me at or 704-651-6094. 

You may go directly to the survey at the link below or copy and paste the URL into your internet browser:

If you have any study-related concerns or any questions about your rights as a research study participant, you may contact the Office of Research Compliance and Ethics at North Carolina A&T State University at 336 285-3179 or email 

Thank you in advance for your participation in helping me to better understand implications related to counselors’ career choice upon successful completion of a doctoral program in counselor education and supervision.


Yvonne Ward, LCMHC, QS, LCAS, CCS

Doctoral Candidate Counselor Education and Supervision

North Carolina A&T State University