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Bilal Urkmez

Headshot of Bilal Urkmez wearing a suit and white shirt.
Assistant Professor
Counseling and Higher Education
Patton Hall 432P

Dr. Bilal Urkmez is an Assistant Professor in counselor education in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Ohio University. Dr. Urkmez holds the Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education program from Michigan State University at East Lansing. He also holds an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit.

He worked as a clinical rehabilitation counselor and school counselor in Turkey. His research interests are promoting evidence-based practices and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. He is also interested in effective vocational services and interventions among people with traumatic brain injuries. He is involving research team about parental involvement issues for parents who have children with disabilities at Ohio University and emotional regulation for college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Recent Publication

Urkmez, B., & Singhani, S. (2023). Effectiveness of experiential group training in developing leadership self-efficacy of counselors-in-training. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work. 

Wang A., Choi H., Yasuoka M., Urkmez B., Sung C., Degeneffe C., & Umucu E. (2023). Stress during COVID-19 and problems encountered by college students with disabilities: the mediating role of the pillars of PERMA. The Journal of Rehabilitation, 89(2), 24-29 

Gedik, S., & Urkmez, B. (2023). Challenges to authentic home–school partnership for parents of children with ASD: A qualitative case study: International Journal of Inclusive Education. 

Urkmez, B., Gedik, S., & Guzen, M. (2022). Experiences of parents of children with ASD: Implication for inclusive parental involvement. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 

Umucu, E., Ghosh, A., Castruita Rios, Y., Yasuoka, M., Choi, H., Urkmez, B., Lee, G., & Lee, B. (2022). The impact of army resilience training on the self-stigma of seeking help in student veterans with and without disabilities. Stigma and Health. 

Thimbriel, R., Urkmez, B., Lee, B., & Umucu E. (2022). COVID-19 stress, resilience, and worry about losing job in people with chronic conditions and disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. DOI: 10.3233/JVR-221211 

Urkmez, B., Pinkney, C., Amparbeng, D., Gunawan, N., Isiko, J., Tomlinson, B., & Bhat, C. (2021). Experience of graduate counseling students during COVID-19: Application for group counseling training. The Professional Counselor. doi: 10.15241/bu. 11.4.475.4.475

Umucu, E., Reyes, A., Urkmez, B., Ergun, G., Rios, Y. C., & Kosyluk, K. (2021). Development and validation of a scale of negative attitudes toward COVID-19 with a sample of people with chronic conditions and disabilities. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling. DOI: 10.1891/JARC-D-20-00042

Chun, J.; Connor, A.; Alsaman, M.; Urkmez, B.; Kosciulek, J. (2019). Capitalizing on Diversity in the Graduate Classroom: Using Multicultural Interaction to Foster Counselor Competence. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Refereed Book Chapters  

Urkmez, B., Pikney, C. (2021) Models of Disability. In M. Joseph & M Robinson (Eds) Fundamentals of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (pp 45-61). San Diego, CA: Cognella Publisher.