Faculty members in the Department of Counseling, Special Education and Educational Psychology are involved in a number of research projects at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Here are some highlights.
Domestic Violence in Mexico
Dr. Carrola, Dr. Rocha, and Dr. Han are collaborating with faculty at Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) to study gender-biased attitudes in men who have committed acts of domestic violence in Ciudad Juárez. The purpose of the study is to explore the relationships between childhood experiences, gender-biased attitudes, patriarchal beliefs, and conflict resolution skills. The overall goal of the project is to determine how effective domestic violence interventions might be implemented.
Self-advocacy for Students with Disabilities
Dr. Yeager and graduate students from CSEP, Gabriela Gandara and Cecilia Martinez, published an article entitled “It’s bigger than me”: Influence of social support on the development of self-advocacy for college students with disabilities” in the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. They interviewed 28 college students receiving disability services exploring their development of knowledge of self, knowledge of rights, communication, and leadership. You can read it here (https://www.ahead.org/professional-resources/publications/jped/archived-jped/jped-volume-35-2022).
Supervisee Behaviors in Clinical Supervision
Dr. Rocha, Dr. Carrola, and Dr. Shin, in collaboration with Dr. Giresunlu from Johnson and Wales University, are studying enhancing and hindering supervisees’ behaviors in clinical supervision. The purpose of the study is to explore what master's level supervisees in internship II perceive as the behaviors they display that may enhance and hinder their own clinical supervision experience.