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Faculty and Staff

Jonathan  H. Ohrt, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Counselor Education
Department: Educational Studies
College of Education
E-mail: ohrt@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-5427
Office:

Wardlaw 263

Jonathan H. Ohrt

Education

Ph.D. Counselor Education, University of Central Florida

M.A. Counselor Education, University of South Florida

B.S. Psychology, Florida State University

Areas of expertise

Adolescent and emerging adult well-being; Group counseling; School counseling; Counselor burnout

Background

Dr. Jonathan Ohrt is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education Program in the Department of Educational Studies. He completed his PhD in Counselor Education at the University of Central Florida. He earned his master’s degree in Counselor Education at the University of South Florida and his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Florida State University. He is a certified K-12 school counselor and has previous experience in high school, college, and residential settings. His research interests include adolescent and emerging adult well-being, group counseling interventions and training, school counseling, and counselor burnout.

Selected publications

Ohrt, J. H., Prosek., E. A., Ener, E., Lindo, N. (in press). The effects of a group supervision intervention to promote wellness and prevent burnout. Journal of Humanistic Counseling.

Ohrt, J. H., Prochenko, Y., Stulmaker, H., Huffman, D., Fernando, D., & Swann, K. (2014). An exploration of group and member development in experiential groups. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 39(3), 212-235.

Ohrt, J. H., Ener, E., Porter, J., & Young, T. L. (2014). Group leader reflections on their training and experience: Implications for group counselor educators and supervisors. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 39(2), 95-124.

Ohrt, J. H., Robinson, E. H., & Hagedorn, W. B. (2013). Group leader development: Effects of personal growth and psychoeducational groups. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 38(1), 30-51.

Young, T. L., Reysen, R., Eskridge, T., & Ohrt, J. H. (2013). Personal growth groups: Measuring outcome and evaluating impact. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 38(1), 52-67.

Swank, J. M., Ohrt. J. H., & Robinson, E. H. (2013). A qualitative exploration of counseling students’ perception of altruism. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 52(1), 23-38.

Ohrt, J. H., & Cunningham, L. C. (2012). Wellness in mental health agencies. The Professional Counselor: Research and Practice, 2(1), 90-101.

Ware, J. N., Ohrt, J. H., & Swank, J. M. (2012). A phenomenological exploration of children’s experience in a social skills group. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 37(2), 133-151.

Lambie, G. W. Ieva, K. P., & Ohrt, J. H. (2012). Impact of a counseling ethics course on graduate students’ learning and development. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(1).

Swank, J. M., Robinson, E. H., & Ohrt, J. H. (2012). Examining altruism: Perspectives among counseling students in the United Kingdom. Counseling and Psychotherapy Research, 12(1), 1-8. doi: 10.1080/14733145.2011.562981

Selected awards

2013 Distinguished Service Award, Texas Counseling Association

2013 Outstanding Faculty Member, Rho Kappa Chapter, Chi Sigma Iota

2013 Outstanding Research Award, Rho Kappa Chapter, Chi Sigma Iota

2011 Research and Best Practices Grant Award, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

2008 Emerging Leaders Fellowship Award, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision