CED Doctoral Students Receive the Donald Hood Student Research Grant

Posted on September 29, 2021

megan whitbeck ced doctoral student
Luke ced doctoral student

Crisis and trauma surrounds us. And as counselors, we work with trauma among many of our clients – and typically do so from day 1 in trainee practicum and internship experiences. So what lends itself to developing crisis self-efficacy? That is just want two Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) students are seeking to find the answer to.

Megan Whitbeck (above) and Luke Vitagliano (right) — CED second year doctoral students — have received the Donald Hood Student Research Grant from the Association for Assessment of Research in Counseling (AARC) for their research study titled, “Exploring Influential Factors of Crisis Self-Efficacy for Counselors in Training.”

The grant program is designed to recognize and honor those who are seeking to complete research investigations that show promise for outstanding contributions to the counseling profession. Congratulations, Megan and Luke!