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Christine Suniti Bhat

Associate Professor, Counseling and Higher Education
Counseling & Higher Education
Lindley Hall 258
bhatc@ohio.edu
740.593.4425
740.593.0477

Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat’s qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Ohio University, USA.
  • M.Psych in Organisational Psychology from Monash University, Australia
  • M.A. in Industrial Psychology from Bangalore University, India

Dr. Bhat has been a faculty member at Ohio University since 2006, and served as the program coordinator from 2013-2015. She currently serves as the Ohio University Chillicothe program coordinator. Previously Dr. Bhat was a Counselor Educator at California State University, Long Beach. In addition to experience in academia, Dr. Bhat 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. She is currently the treasurer for Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society, and was previously the President of the Ohio Counseling Association. Dr. Bhat is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed school counselor in Ohio. Most recently, Dr. Bhat’s research has focused on cyberbullying and group counseling.

Recent Publications:

Bhat, C. S., Pillay, Y., & *Selvaraj, P.R. (Eds.). (2015). Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorder. Association for Specialists in Group Work. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW).

Bhat, C. S. (2015). Substance Use Disorders, ASGW, and the Well- Informed Practice of Group Work. In C. S. Bhat, Y. Pillay, & P.R. Selvaraj (Eds.). Group work experts share their favorite activities for prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. (pp. 12–14). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Bhat, C. S. & *Kalkan, B. (2015). Evaluation and Research in Groups for Substance Use Disorders.

In C. S. Bhat, Y. Pillay, & P. R. Selvaraj (Eds.). Group work experts share their favorite activities for prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. (pp. 96-101). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Bhat, C. S. (2014).  Using Questions to Make Sure Students Learned what you wanted them to Learn from the Activity.  In J. DeLucia-Waack, S. Korta, K. Maertin, E. Martin, L. Zawadzki, & F. Colvin (Eds.), School counselors share their favorite classroom guidance activities: A guide to choosing, planning, conducting, and processing (pp. 70-73.).  Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Bhat, C. S., & Lopez, C. (2014).  Data and Accountability: Evaluation of Classroom Guidance Activities. In J. DeLucia-Waack, S. Korta, K. Maertin, E. Martin, L. Zawadzki, & F. Colvin (Eds.), School counselors share their favorite classroom guidance activities: A guide to choosing, planning, conducting, and processing (pp. 33-37). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Lopez, C. & Bhat, C.S. (2014). There’s Power in Being a Bystander...Use it or Lose it!  In J. DeLucia-Waack, S. Korta, K. Maertin, E. Martin, L. Zawadzki, & F. Colvin (Eds.), School counselors share their favorite classroom guidance activities: A guide to choosing, planning, conducting, and processing (pp. 320-323).  Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Chang, S., & Bhat, C. S. (2013). Counselling licensure in Taiwan. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 4(1), 57-65. doi:10.1080/21507686.2013.773921

Bhat, C. S., Chang, S. & *Ragan, M. (2013). Cyberbullying in Asia. Education about Asia, (18), 2, 36-39.

Pan, J. D. P., Fan, A. C., Bhat, C. S., & Chang, S. (2012). Associations among self-concept, verbal behaviors, and group climate early in the group counseling process. Psychological Reports: Mental & Physical Health, 111, 3, 739-754.

Pillay, Y., & Bhat, C.S. (2012): Facilitating support for students with Asperger's Syndrome. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, (26), 2, 140-154. doi:10.1080/87568225.2012.659161.

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 http://www.counseling.org/resources/library/vistas/2012_Vol_1_67-104/2_2012-ACA-PDFs/Article_92.pdf

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

*co-authors were students at the time of publication.


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