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George E. Hill Center


The George E. Hill Center for Counseling and Research is a training facility for Master’s and doctoral students in The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education's Counselor Education programs. The primary mission of the Center is to train Master’s- and doctoral-level students in counselor education programs. A secondary purpose includes providing counseling and human development services to area residents. The third mission of the Center is to conduct counseling-related research.

Scope of Services

In previous years, the George E. Hill Center has provided the following clinical services: scope of service 1  

  •   Individual Counseling
  •   Family Counseling
  •   Group Counseling
  •   Child and Adolescent Counseling
  •   Couple Counseling
  • Parent Education
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Career Counseling
  • Consultation



The Interim Director and graduate assistants make up the core staff of the Center. The Interim Director is responsible for the coordination of all activities in the Center. Graduate assistants provide support for a variety of clinical, administrative, and research-related tasks and manage scheduling and other clerical activities. The George E. Hill Center is currently searching for a permanent, full-time center director. Please see the Ohio University Human Resources career site for the position description and contact Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat for more information.


scope of service 2During the renovation of McCracken Hall, the George E. Hill Center occupies a 4-room suite on the second floor of Lindley Hall. The facility includes a conference room, two individual/group counseling rooms and a psychological testing lab. Counseling rooms are equipped for video recording of counseling sessions.

The Center operates during the academic year and Summer session, excluding university holidays and campus closures. 

scope of service 3    For more information, please contact:



    Christine Suniti Bhat, PhD, LPC, LSC

     Interim Director, George E. Hill Center
    McCracken Hall 437A