Search within:

Christine Suniti Bhat

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

Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Ohio University.  Her prior qualifications include a B.A. and an M.A. from Bangalore University,  India, and a Master's of Organisational Psychology from Monash University, Australia. Dr. Bhat has extensive experience in the USA and internationally as an educator, counselor, and psychologist in diverse work environments such as the Australian military, non-profit agencies, schools, and universities. Prior to coming to Ohio University, she was a tenure-track professor at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Bhat teaches school counseling, group counseling, and counselor education and supervision. She is active in counseling leadership and currently serves on the American Counseling Association Governing Council.

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

Most Recent Publications:

#Graduates of the program; *Students in the program at the time of publication

#Maccombs-Hunter, S., & Bhat C. S. (2022). Exploring Psychological Distress and Impulsivity as Predictors of Undergraduate Problematic Alcohol Use. The Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 1-14 (first online). doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/jaoc.12111

#Chang, S-H, & Bhat, C. S. (2022). A Group Counseling Model Based on Bowen Family Systems Theory for College Students with Codependency in Taiwan. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01933922.2022.2080894

#Prasath, P. R., & Bhat C. S. (2022). Psychological Capital as an Antecedent to Servant Leadership in the Counseling Profession. Journal of Counselor Leadership & Advocacy. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/2326716X.2022.2036269

#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

Urkmez, B. I., *Pinkney, C., *Amparbeng, D., *Gunawan, N., *Isiko, J. O., *Tomlinson, B., & Bhat, C. S. Experience of Graduate Counseling Students during COVID-19: Application for Group Counseling Training (2021). The Professional Counselor. 11 (4), p. 475–492. doi: 10.15241/bu.11.4.475

#Prasath, P. R., Bhat, C. S., Mather, P. M., James, J., & Foreman, T. (2021). Wellbeing, Psychological Capital, and Coping of University Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of the Professoriate, 12 (1)  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