This article reports the qualitative findings of a larger study which examined the role of public school counselors serving deaf students. The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has a model that prescribes a specific role for school counselors. However, the 6 participants revealed experiences that were different from the ASCA model. Five themes were identified from the interviews. Themes were experience as authority, Director of Negotiations/Collaborations, isolation, surrogate parent/social confidante, and martyr. Implications for practice and research are provided for practitioners, researchers, and counselor educators.
Lomas, G. I., & McDonald, D. (2019). What Counselors Say About Their Role with Deaf Students: A Qualitative Study. JADARA, 43(3). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol43/iss3/6