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George E. Hill Center

George Hill Center Waiting Room


The George E. Hill Center for Counseling and Research is the training facility of the Counselor Education program. The primary mission of the Hill Center is to train Counselor Education master's and doctoral students. A secondary purpose includes providing counseling and human development services to area residents. A tertiary purpose of the Hill Center is to conduct counseling-related research.


The Interim Director and graduate assistants make up the core staff of the Hill Center. The Interim Director is responsible for the coordination of all center activities. Graduate assistants provide support for a variety of clinical, administrative, and research-related tasks as well as manage scheduling and other clerical activities. The Hill Center operates during the academic year, excluding university holidays and campus closures.

COVID-19 Update: Beginning April 1, 2020, McCracken Hall is labeled "Restricted." This status means closed to visitors, both internal and external. Only Patton College faculty and staff (and vital students) will have access to the building, including the Hill Center. Please see the Dean's message on McCracken Hall access


A conference room in the George E. Hill Center

The Hill Center is an 11-room suite located on the fourth floor of McCracken Hall. The center includes 2 conference rooms, 8 counseling rooms and a psychological assessment library. All conference and counseling rooms are equipped with video and audio recording equipment for counselor training purposes.

Public Resources 

The George E. Hill Center is pleased to provide the following module, Ohio House Bill (HB) 367: A Module for Teachers and Teacher Candidates (.pptx, .pdf), and accompanying activities (below) as public resources for universities and schools. Please visit the Ohio Department of Education website for more information about HB 367: Opioid Abuse Prevention. 

  • Tree of Importance (kindergarten-2nd grade): This activity helps children identify the things in their lives that are protective factors, which are typically the things that help foster resilience. This activity can be done with a class, a small group, or an individual student
  • Personal Treasure Map (grades 3 and up): This map helps students identify the people and things (i.e., protective factors) in their lives that contribute to their own resilience. The map is used as a metaphor for obstacles and successes that come up in life and how they address those things in a way that makes sense to them.


For more information, contact:

Christine Suniti Bhat, PhD, LPC, LSC
George E. Hill Center Interim Director
McCracken Hall 432F