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Jonathan H. Ohrt, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Counselor Education
Department: Educational and Developmental Science
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-3053

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Jonathan H. Ohrt


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


Jonathan Ohrt is an Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Program in the Department of Educational and Developmental Science. He completed his Ph.D. 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., Clarke, P. B., & Conley, A. H. (2019). Wellness counseling: A holistic approach to prevention and intervention. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.


Journal Articles
Guest, J., & Ohrt, J. H. (2018). Utilizing client-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.

Newton, T. L., & Ohrt, J. H. (2018). Infusing mindfulness-based interventions in support groups for grieving college students. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 43(2), 166-183.

Wofford, J. R., & Ohrt, J. H. (2018). An integrated approach to counseling children diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and chronic stressors. The Family Journal, 26(1), 105-109.

Bordonada, T., Feather, K., Ohrt, J. H., & Waddington, A. (2018). Experiences of adults who identify as primary caregivers. Adultspan, 17(1), 14-26.

Romagnolo, S., & Ohrt, J. H. (2017). Using narrative therapy with low-income middle school students: A model for school counselors. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 3(1), 59-73.

Ohrt, J. H., Limberg, D. H., Griffith, C., Sherrell, R. S., & Bordonada, T. M. (2016). Adolescents’ perceptions of their school counselor’s impact. Journal of     Child and Adolescent Counseling, 2(1), 1-15.

Lindo, N. A., Meany-Walen, K., Ceballos, P., Ohrt, J., Prosek, E., Yousef, D., Yaites, L., &Ener, E. (2016). Wellness and burnout prevention: Perceptions of a Group supervision intervention. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, and Research, 42(5), 28-42.

Ohrt, J. H., Blalock, S., & Limberg, D. (2016). Preparing school counselors-in-training to conduct large group developmental guidance: Evaluation of an instructional model. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 41(2), 96-116.

Limberg, D. H., Ohrt, J. H., Barden, S. M., Ha, Y.S., Hundley, G., & Wood, A. (2015). A cross cultural exploration of counselors-in-training perceptions’ of altruism. Counseling and Values, 60(2), 201-216.

Ohrt, J. H., Webster, L. C., & De la Garza, M. (2015). The effects of a success skills group on adolescents’ self-regulation, self-esteem, and perceived learning competence. Professional School Counseling, 18(1), 169-178.

Selected awards

2015 Outstanding Teaching Award, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

2015 Professional Advancement Award, Association for Specialists in Group Work

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