The Effect of Building Closures due to COVID 19 on the Perceptions and Practices of School Counselors

Louis S. Nadelson, Valerie G. Couture, Odunola Oyeniyi


With school buildings shuttering due to COVID-19, school counselors’ work needed to shift to virtual environments. The shift in operations led us to wonder about school counselors’ perceptions and practices in these new and unfamiliar conditions. In our mixed-methods cross-sectional study, we gathered quantitative and qualitative data from 89 school counselors. Our findings include evidence of the counselors feeling disconnected from their students, lack of technology and student access, privacy issues, limited preparation to counsel in virtual environments, and work and life balance. We follow our results with a discussion, related implications, and directions for future research.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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