Best practices in school counseling and counselor education
Methodological consultation and capacity-building in school counselor education
On the whole, I'm most interested in working with under-served youth in school environments. I'm partial to quantitative research, especially experimental design, as there is a gap in the scholarly literature as to which interventions truly work in school counseling. In addition, I am interested in developing fellow school counselor educators' ability to conduct rigorous outcomes-based research in order to improve the quality of our profession's scholarly knowledge base.
Griffith, G., Mariani, M., McMahon, H.G., Zyromski, B. (In Press). School counseling outcome research: A 10-Year content analysis of ACA affiliated journals. Professional School Counseling.
Zyromski, B., Mariani, M., Dimmitt, C., & Griffith, C. (2018). Evidence-based school counseling: Models for integrated practice and school counselor education. Professional School Counseling, 22.
Greenspan, S.B., Whitcomb, S., & Griffith, C. (2018). Promoting affirming school athletics for LGBTQ youth through professional development. Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 1-21. DOI: 10.1080/10474412.2018.1482217
Fan, K. Y., Carey, J. C., Thomas, E., Griffith, C., Wells, C., He, L., & Niu, J. (2018). Development and exploratory factor analysis of a United States’ version of the international survey of school counselors’ activities. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 1-22.
Griffith, C., Akers, W., Dispenza, F., Luke, M., Davis, R. J., Watson, J. C., … & Goodrich, K. M. (2017). Standards of care for research with participants who identify as LGBTQ+. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 11, 212-229.
Goodrich, K. M., Farmer, L. B., Watson, J. C., Davis, R. J., Luke, M., Dispenza, F., … & Griffith, C. (2017). Standards of care in assessment of LGBTGEQ+ persons. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 11, 203-211.
McMahon, G., Griffith, C., Mariani, M., & Zyromski, B. (2017). School counseling intervention research on college readiness, college access, and postsecondary success: A 10-year content analysis of peer-reviewed research. Journal of College Access, 3(2), Article 3.
Greenspan, S. B., Griffith, C., Murtagh, M. (2017). LGBTQ youths’ school athletic experiences: A 40-year content Analysis in nine flagship journals. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 11, 190-200.
Conley, A. H., & Griffith, C. (2016). Trauma-informed response in the age of Title IX: Considerations for college counselors working with survivors of power-based personal violence. Journal of College Counseling, 19, 276-288.
Harrington, K., Griffith, C., Gray, K. Greenspan, S. B. (2016). A grant project to initiate school counselors’ development of a multi-tier system of supports based on social-emotional data. The Professional Counselor, 6, 278-294.
Ohrt, J. H., Limberg, D., Bordonada, T. M., Griffith, C., & Sherrell, R. S. (2016). Adolescents’ perceptions of their school counselors’ impact. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 2, 1-15.
Mullen, P. R., Lambie, G. W., Griffith, C., & Sherrell, R, (2015). School counselors’ general self-efficacy, ethical and legal self-efficacy, and ethical and legal knowledge. Ethics & Behavior, 1-16.
Mullen, P. R., Griffith, C., Greene, J. H., & Lambie, G. W. (2014). Social media and professional school counselors: Ethical and legal considerations. Journal of School Counseling, 12(8).
Lambie, G. W., Hayes, B. G., Griffith, C., Limberg, D., & Mullen, P. R. (2014). An exploratory investigation of the research self-efficacy, interest in research, and research knowledge of Ph.D. in Education students. Innovative Higher Education, 39(2). DOI 10.1007/s10755-013-9264-1
Griffith, C., & Greenspan, S. B. (2017). Conducting outcomes research to identify efficacious and effective practices in school-based counseling. In J. C. Carey (Ed.), International handbook for policy research in school-based counseling (pp. 121-132). New York: Springer.
Mullen, P. R., Griffith, C., Greene, J. H., & Lambie, G. W. (2017). Social media and professional school counselors: Ethical and legal considerations. In T. P. Remley, Jr., W. D. Rock, & R. M. Reed (Eds.), Ethical and legal issues in school counseling (4th ed.)(pp. 65-86). Alexandria, VA: American School Counselor Association.
Greenspan, S. B., & Griffith, C. (2016). Relating to youth athletes: The helping professional as a sports coach. In S.E. Stewart-Spencer & C.J. Dean (Ed.), Metaphors and therapy: Enhancing clinical supervision and education (pp. 171-176). Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Independent Therapy Ink, LLC.
Griffith, C. (2016). Sexual minorities. In J. Carlson (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. SAGE.
Wood, A., Sherrell, S., Gutierrez, D., & Griffith, C. (2015). American Indians. In T. K. Lee (Ed.), Embracing diversity: Treatment and care in addictions counseling (pp. 65-78). San Diego, CA: Cognella.
Gutierrez, D., Mullen, P. R., Griffith, C., & Christmas, C. (2013). Financial wellness. In P. F. Granello (Ed.), Wellness: A guide for achieving a healthy lifestyle (pp. 87-99). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
Griffith, G., Principal Investigator. (2018-2019). The impact of an affirming group counseling curriculum on LGBTQ adolescents’ levels of hope, coping, social connectedness, and suicidality: A randomized controlled pilot study. University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Education Research Fellowship Grant, $14,448. (Funded)
Griffith, C., Principal Investigator. (2017). Use of live session tapings for the improvement of clinical counseling skills. Flex Grant for Teaching/Faculty Development & the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development, $500. (Funded)
Carey, J., Principal Investigator, Griffith, C., Co-Principal Investigator, Berger, J., Co-Principal Investigator. (2016-2018). Partnerships to guide the development of undergraduate Bachelor of Counseling (BC) programs and counseling centers at Kabul University and Herat University in Afghanistan. United States Agency for International Development (USAID), $1,813,485 (Not Funded).
Griffith, G., Principal Investigator. (2015-2017). Teachers Helping to Increase Non-Cognitive Knowledge (THINK). Skills for Success Program, U.S. Department of Education, $149,653 (Not Funded).
Griffith, G., Principal Investigator. (2015-2016). The longitudinal impact of a standardized group counseling intervention on LGBTQ older adolescents’ levels of hope, coping, and suicidality. University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Education Research Fellowship Grant, $11,073. (Funded)
Griffith, G., Principal Investigator. (2014-2015). An asset-building culture. Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program Research Grant, $30,000. (Funded)
Griffith, G., Principal Investigator. (2014). The longitudinal impact of a standardized group counseling intervention on LGBTQ older adolescents’ levels of hope, coping, and suicidality. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant, $8,527 (Not Funded)