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Christine Suniti Bhat

Associate Professor
Counseling & Higher Education
Lindley Hall 258

Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat holds the B.A. in Psychology, Economics and English literature from Bangalore University in Bangalore, India. Dr. Bhat also holds the M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Bangalore University and the M.Psych from Monash University in Australia. Dr. Bhat earned the Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Ohio University in 2003. She returned to OHIO in 2006 after working as a counselor educator at California State University, Long Beach. In addition to nine years as a counselor educator, she has extensive international experience as an educator, counselor and psychologist in diverse work environments such as the Australian military, non-profit agencies, schools and universities. Most recently, Dr. Bhats research has focused on cyberbullying.


Most Recent Publications:


Bhat, C.S., Pillay, Y., & Hudson. D.N. (2012). Supporting African American females in doctoral counseling programs at predominantly White institutions. In Ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2012


Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. Retrieved from


Pillay, Y., & Bhat, C.S. (2012). Facilitating support for students with Aspergers Syndrome. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 26, 140-154. doi:10.1080/87568225.2012.659161.


Bhat, C. S. (2011). Assisting unemployed adults find suitable work: A group intervention embedded in community and grounded in social action. In A. A. Singh & C. F. Salazar (Eds). Social justice in group work: Practical interventions for change (pp. 54 – 62). New York: Routledge.


Pillay, Y., & Bhat, C. S. (2011). Imagine. ,em>Experiential Activities for Teaching Multicultural Counseling Classes and Infusing Cultural Diversity into Core Classes.  Editors: M. Pope, J. S. Pangelinan, & A.D. Coker. 


Bhat, C. S. (2010). Assisting unemployed adults find suitable work: A group intervention embedded in community and grounded in social action.Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 35.(3), 246-254.


Bhat, C. S., Chang, S. S., & Linscott, J. A. (2010). Addressing cyberbullying as a media literacy issue.New Horizons in Education, 58(3), 34-43.


Bhat, C.S. (2008). Cyberbullying: Implications for school counselors, guidance officers, and all school personnel. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counseling, 18(1), 53-66.


Bhat, C.S. (2008). I've been providing university supervision a long time. In L. Tyson, J. Harrington, & J. Culbreath (Eds.). Critical incidents in clinical supervision (pp. 165-168). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.


Bhat, C. S., & Probasco, B. (2008). The Technology twist: Promoting parental involvement in the age of technology. School Counselor, 48(1), 27 30.


Bhat, C. S., & Ziff, K. K. (2008). Working well under stress: A holistic approach for Ombuds. Journal of the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds.


Pillay, Y., Ziff, K. K., & Bhat, C. S. (2008). Vednta personality development. International Journal of Hindu Studies.

Bhat, C. S. (2008).  Response to "Speaking Through Art." In L. Tyson, J. Harrington, & J. Culbreath (Eds.), Critical incidents in clinical supervision(pp. 257 – 260).  Alexandria, VA:  American Counseling Association.