Faculty and Staff
Jessie Guest, Ph.D.
|Title:||Clinical Assistant Professor
|Department:||Educational and Developmental Science
College of Education
- Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of South Carolina
- M.A./Ed.S., Mental Health Counseling, Gardner-Webb University
- B.S., Psychology, James Madison University
Play Therapy, Child and Adolescent Counseling, Trauma, Wellness
Jessie Guest is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of South Carolina. Jessie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Supervisor as well as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Jessie’s research interests and publications consist of Social Emotional Learning, mindfulness and well-being, play therapy, countertransference, and trauma. Jessie currently coordinates the Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy.
- EDCE 709: Counseling Through Play
- EDCE 802: Practicum in Play Therapy
- EDCE 809: Advanced Counseling Through Play
- EDCE 810: Theory and Practice of Play Therapy
- EDCE 811: Creative Arts in Counseling
Smithee, L., Krizova, K., Guest, J. D., & Case Pease, J. (In press). Theraplay as a family treatment for mother and child anxiety. (International Journal of Play Therapy).
Newton, T., Ohrt, J. H., Guest, J. D., & Wymer, B. (2020). Influence of emotion regulation, mindfulness, and support on burnout. Counselor Education and Supervision, 59, 252-266. https://doi.org/10.1002/ceas.12187.
Guest J.D., Wymer B.C, Deaton J.D, Hipp C.J, Newton T.L, Ohrt J.H. (2020) Beginning counsellors’ experiences working with children who exhibit externalised behaviours. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1002/ capr.12358
Ohrt, J. H., Wymer, B., Guest, J. D., Hipp C., Wallace, D., & Deaton, J. (2020). A pilot study of an adapted social and emotional learning interventions in an alternative school. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth. https://doi.org/10.1080/1045988X.2020.1818179.
Wymer, B., Guest, J. D., Deaton, J., Newton, T., Limberg, D., & Ohrt, J. H. (2020). Supervisory experiences related to secondary traumatic stress of supervisees treating child sexual abuse survivors. The Clinical Supervisor https://doi.org/10.1080/07325223.2020.1767253.
Ohrt, J. H., Deaton, J., Linich, K., Guest, J. D., Wymer, B., & Sandanato, B. (2020). Teacher training in K-12 student mental health: A systematic review. Psychology in the Schools. 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pits.22356.
Guest, J. D. & Carlson, R. G., (2019). Utilizing mindfulness strategies to manage negative countertransference and feelings of dislike while working with children exhibiting externalized behaviors. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. doi: 10.1037/int0000183
Ohrt, J. H., Wymer, B., Guest, J. D., Limberg, D. H., Carlson, R. G., & Deaton, J. (2019). Counselor Preparation for working with at-risk youth, Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 5(2), 113-129. doi: 10.1080/23727810.2019.1586417
Limberg, D., Ohrt, J. H., Carlson, R. G., Bordanada, T., Bates, D., Wymer, B, & Guest, J. D. (2019). School counselors’ experiences and responses during the south carolina1,000 year flood. Professional School Counseling Journal, 23(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1177/2156759X19877353
Guest, J.D. & Ohrt, J. H., (2018). Utilizing child-centered play therapy with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and endured trauma: A case example. International Journal of Play Therapy, 27(3), 157-165. doi:10.1037/pla0000074
Guest, J. D., & Williams-Thompson, K. (2021). Addressing the Parallel Process, Countertransference, and Resistance in Supervision Using Play and Expressive ArtsTechniques. In Fazio-Griffith, L. J., & Marino, R. (Ed.), Techniques and Interventions for Play Therapy and Clinical Supervision (pp. 84-105). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-4628-4.ch006
Limberg, D., Guest, J. D., & Gonzales, S. (In process). History of Research in the SocialSciences. In Stephen Flynn (Ed.). Research Design in the Behavioral Sciences: An Applied Approach.
Guest, J. D., Wymer, B., Glascoe, G., & McCartney, E. (2019). Managing negative countertransference utilizing an integrated counselor mindfulness training for counselors working with children who exhibit externalized behaviors in session: A single-case research design. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Seattle, WA.
Guest, J. D., Wymer, B., Deaton, J., Linich, K., Sandonato, B. & Ohrt, J. H. (2019). Teacher Training for Identifying and Addressing Student Mental Health Needs: A systematic review. South Eastern School Behavioral Health Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC.
Guest, J. D., Wymer, B., Deaton, J., Hipp, C., Newton, T., & Ohrt, J. H. (2018). Counselors Experiences Working with Children Exhibiting Externalized Behaviors: A Qualitative Study. European Branch American Counseling Association. Athens, Greece.
Wymer, B., Guest, J. D., & Deaton, J., (2018). Supervision Experiences Related to Secondary Traumatic Stress When Treating Child Sexual Abuse Survivors. European Branch American Counseling Association. Athens, Greece.
Wymer, B., Guest, J. D., & Hipp, C., (2017). Challenges and opportunities for conducting practice-based research with at-risk youth in an alternative school program. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Conference. Phoenix, AZ.