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Christine Suniti Bhat

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Department Chair, Counseling and Higher Education; Professor
Counseling and Higher Education
Patton Hall 432F

Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat holds a B.A. and a M.A. from Bangalore University in addition to a Master's of Organisational Psychology from Monash University. She also holds the Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Ohio University. 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 teaches courses in school counseling, group counseling, and counselor education and supervision. Dr. Bhat’s research has focused on cyberbullying prevention and group counseling in recent years. 

Research, Engagement, and Outreach interests: Group Counseling; Positive and Strengths Based Counseling Interventions; Cyberbullying Prevention.

Most Recent Publications:

Prasath, P. R., Bhat, C. S., Mather, P. M., Foreman, T., & James, J. (2021). Wellbeing, Psychological Capital, and Coping of University Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of the Professoriate. https://caarpweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Wellbeing_psychological_capital_Prasath-121.pdf

 B. Asempapa, R. S. Asempapa, Bhat, C. S. (2021). Integrated Care Competencies: Self-Assessment by Graduate Counseling Students. S. N. Social Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-021-00180-z

Prasath, P. R., Mather, P. M., Bhat, C. S., & James, J. (2021). University Student Wellbeing During COVID-19: The Role of Psychological Capital and Coping Strategies. The Professional Counselor, 11 (1). doi:10.15241/prp.11.1.46. https://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/university-student-well-being-during-covid-19-the-role-of-psychological-capital-and-coping-strategies/

Bhat, C. S., & Stevens, M. M. (2021). College and Career Readiness Group Interventions for early High School Students. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 46(1), 20-31. https://doi.org/10.1080/01933922.2020.1856250

Kalkan, B. & Bhat, C. S. (2020). Relationships of problematic Internet use, online gaming, online gambling with depression and quality of life among college students. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 7(1), 18-28. doi: https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.594164 Link: http://ijcer.net/tr/issue/54696/594164

Maccombs, S., & Bhat, C. S. (2020) The women’s inclusive mentoring framework: developing strong female leaders in counselor education, Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, 7, 1, 30-41, doi: 10.1080/2326716X.2020.1743795

Alvarez, J. M., Bhat, C. S., & Landmark, L. J. (2020). Are School Counselors Sufficiently Prepared to Serve Students with Disabilities? Journal of School Counseling. http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v18n19.pdf

Selvaraj, P. R., & Bhat, C. S. (2018). Predicting the mental health of college students with psychological capital. Journal of Mental Health, 27(3), 279-287. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2018.1469738

Bhat, C.S. (2017). Proactive cyberbullying and sexting prevention in Australia and the USA. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 28(1), 120-130. https://doi.org/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, 39, 112-124. https://doi.org/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), 66-85http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21507686.2016.1264435

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-016-9274-7

Selvaraj, P. R., & Bhat, C. S. (2016). Positive psychology. In J. Carlson & S. B. Dermer (Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of marriage, family, and couples counseling. SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483369532.n381

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. 

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). 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). 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). Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Bhat, C. S., Chang, S. & Ragan, M. (2013). Cyberbullying in Asia. Education about Asia, 18(2), 36-39. https://www.asianstudies.org/publications/eaa/archives/cyberbullying-in-asia/

Chang, S., & Bhat, C. S. (2013). Counseling licensure in Taiwan. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 4(1), 57-65. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/87568225.2012.659161?journalCode=wcsp20