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Christine Suniti Bhat

Professor, Counseling and Higher Education
Counseling & Higher Education
McCracken Hall 432F
bhatc@ohio.edu
740.593.4425
740.593.0477

Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat, PhD, LPC, LSC (Ohio) – Professor, Counselor Education

  • 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. 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 active in state and national leadership positions, and currently serves as President of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), a division of the American Counseling Association. Previously Dr. Bhat served as the Treasurer of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society (2015-2017) and President of the Ohio Counseling Association (2012). She is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed school counselor in Ohio. Dr. Bhat’s research has focused on cyberbullying prevention and group counseling in recent years. She is the Principal Investigator and Project Director of a multi-year federal grant for $563,000.00 that supports counseling students with paid internships.

Recent Publications: Peer-Reviewed Articles

Bhat, C.S. (2017). Proactive Cyberbullying and Sexting Prevention in Australia and the USA. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 1-11. doi:10.1017/jgc.2017.8

 

Bhat, C. S., *Ragan, M. A., Selvaraj, P. R., Shultz, B. (2017). Online Bullying Among High School Students in India.  International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 38, 319-329.  doi: 10.1007/s10447-017-9286-y. Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10447-017-9286-y

 

Chang, S., Bhat, C. S., & Chen, Y. (2017). Experiential Group Training and Group Leadership Development in Taiwanese School Counselor Trainees. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 8,(1), 66-85. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21507686.2016.1264435

Eprint: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/SMaT3yvdk5vxXVEzPnfb/full

 

Bhat, C. S., & McMahon, M. (2016). Internationalization at Home for Counseling Students: Utilizing Technology to Expand Global and Multicultural Horizons. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 38, 319-329.  doi: 10.1007/s10447-016-9274-7

Link: http://rdcu.be/mGAR

 

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

 

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

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. doi: 10.2466/02.17.21.PR0.111.6.739-754

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

Recent Publications: Books/Book Chapters

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.

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


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