Dr. Peg Donohue is an Associate Professor and the School Counseling Program Coordinator at Central Connecticut State University in the department of Counselor Education and Family Therapy. Dr. Donohue spent 16 years working as a school counselor in both Connecticut and California. Her primary research interests include: aligning school counselor preparation with multiple tiered systems of support (MTSS), fostering social and emotional learning, school counselor ratio, and universal screening for mental health concerns in schools. She is a co-author of The School Counselor’s Guide to MTSS (Routledge, 2023) and Making MTSS Work (ASCA, 2020). She and her husband reside on the CT shoreline where they raised their two children who are now out in the world exploring their own paths.
- School Counselor's Role in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
- Universal Screening in Schools
- The impact of school counselor ratio on student outcomes
- Tier 2 Interventions
- Social and Emotional Learning
Goodman-Scott, E., Betters-Bubon, J, Donohue, P. (2019, 2023). The School Counselors’ Guide to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. Routledge Publishers. New York, NY.
Goodman-Scott, E., Betters-Bubon, J, Olsen, J., Donohue, P. (2020). Making MTSS Work. ASCA Publications. Alexandria, VA.
Donohue, P. (anticipated 2024) Setting the Table for Tier 2 Small Group SEL & Academic Interventions for Students in Grades K-12. Cognella Publications.
Goodman-Scott, E., Donohue, P., & Betters-Bubon, J. (2023). A Phenomenological Investigation of Universal Mental Health Screening: Making Meaning for School Counseling. Professional School Counseling, 27(1), 2156759X221150008.
Donohue, P., Parzych, J., Chiu, M., Goldberg, K., Nguyen, K. (2022). The Impacts of School Counselor Ratios on Student Outcomes: A Multi-State Study. Professional School Counseling.
Goodman-Scott, E., Donohue, P., Betters-Bubon, J. (2022). A Phenomenological Investigation of Universal Mental Health Screening: Making Meaning for School Counseling. Professional School Counseling.
Donohue P., Darragh, C. (2021). MTSS Team Player. ASCA School Counselor Magazine.
Goodman-Scott, E., Donohue, P., Betters-Bubon, J. (2019). The Case for Universal Mental Health Screening in Schools. Counseling Today. American Counseling Association Monthly Publication.
Donohue, P., Goodman-Scott, E., & Jennifer, B. B. (2015). Using universal screening for early identification of students at risk: A case example from the field. Professional School Counseling, 19(1), 1096-2409.
2019 Nominee Excellence in Teaching Award Central Connecticut State University
2018 Research Fellow Center for School Counseling Research and Evaluation. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
2018 Nominee Excellence in Teaching Award Central Connecticut State University
2017 Nominee Excellence in Teaching Award Central Connecticut State University
2013 NARACES Emerging Leaders Sponsorship Program for ACES 2013 conference Denver, Co.
2013 Counselor Education Doctoral Scholarship. University of Connecticut.
ASCA Counselor Educator Research Grant, 2019 $25,000. The Impact of School Counselor Ratio on Student Outcomes in the Six U.S. States with Highest and Lowest Ratios. (Principal Investigator)
CCSU Curriculum Development Grant, 2019 $1,200. Co-awardee. Development of On-Line Supervision Training Modules for Site Supervisors overseeing practicum and internship students.
2019-2020 CSU-AAUP Faculty Research Grant. $2,500. School-based Family Counseling 1962-2018: A Scoping Review. Presentation of findings at annual SBFC Symposium in Venice, Italy in August 2020.
Faculty Development Grant, 2019, $1,500. Integrating Prevention Science into School Counseling Preparation: Building Effective Multiple Tiered Systems of Supports presentation at the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES) Conference. Seattle, WA. October 9-13, 2019.
ASCA Counselor Educator Research Grant, 2017, $10,000. The Impact of School Counselor Ratio on Student Outcomes in Indiana, Connecticut, and New York. (Co-lead Investigator)
Faculty Research Release Time Grant, 2016. Measuring effectiveness of implementing Mind-Up mindfulness curriculum in Middletown middle school.
Faculty Research Grant, 2016, $1500. Introducing Mind-Up Mindfulness Curriculum in Middletown
State Personnel Development Grant, 2012, $10,000. Providing Technical Assistance for the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports at Old Saybrook Middle School 2012-2015.
- American School Counseling Association, 2000 - present
Association of Counselor Educators, 2014 - present
North Atlantic Regional Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, 2012-present
Connecticut Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, 2014 – present
Leadership role – President 2018-19
American Counseling Association, 2014-present
Leadership role - VP Counselor Educator 2016, 2019
Connecticut School Counseling Association, 2001- present
CNSL 500 Group Dynamics
CNSL 503 School Counseling Practicum
CNSL 591 School Counseling Internship
CNSL 520 Professional School Counseling I
CNSL 524 Collaborative Consultation in Schools