Research Interests

Counselor education is a relatively new field, and there is still so much work to be done for us to have a better understanding of our profession – it’s hard not to be swept along into lots of different fascinating research opportunities. However, I have tried to narrow my focus to the following two major areas…..

1. Pedagogy of Counselor Education
within the field of counselor education, we have not studied much the pedagogy of how students learn – how they develop into counselors. I am interested in understanding the cognitive development of counselors (how they move into the complex thinking about counseling & human nature that is required to be an expert counselor) and how we teach counseling students to help move them toward higher levels of complexity.

I have published the following articles in this line of research:

Borders, L. D., Wester, K. L., Granello, D. H., Chang, C. Y., Hayes, D. G., Pepperell, J., & Spurgeon, S. L. (2012). ACES Guidelines for Research Mentorship: Development and implementation. Counselor Education and Supervision, 51, 162-175.

Granello, D. H. (2010). Cognitive complexity among practicing counselors: How thinking changes with experience. Journal of Counseling and Development, 88, 92-100.

Granello, D. H., Kindsvatter, A., Granello, P. F., Underfer-Babalis, J., & Hartwig-Moorhead, H. (2008). Multiple perspectives in supervision: Using a peer consultation model to enhance supervisor development. Counselor Education and Supervision, 48, 32-47.

Kindsvatter, A., Granello, D. H., & Onedera, J. D. (2008). Cognitive techniques as a means for facilitating supervisee development. Counselor Education and Supervision, 47, 179-192.

Choate, L. H., & Granello, D. H. (2006). Promoting student cognitive development in counselor preparation: A proposed expanded role for faculty advisors. Counselor Education and Supervision, 46(2), 116-130.

Granello, D. H., & Underfer-Babalis, J. (2004). Supervision of group work: A model to increase supervisee cognitive complexity. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 29(2), 159-174.

Granello, D. H. (2003). Influence strategies in the supervisory dyad: An investigation into the effects of gender and age. Counselor Education and Supervision, 42, 189-202.

Granello, D. H. (2002). Assessing the cognitive development of counseling students: Changes in epistemological assumptions. Counselor Education and Supervision, 41, 279-293.

Granello, D. H. (2001). Promoting cognitive complexity in graduate written work: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy as a pedagogical tool to improve literature reviews. Counselor Education and Supervision, 40(4), 292-307.

This link provides a copy of a chart that outlines Bloom’s Taxonomy as it is applied to graduate writing. The link is provided because the chart in PDF format may be easier to print and/or use than the copy that appears in the journal.

Article Abstract:
This article applies Bloom’s Taxonomy to the process of graduate-level writing in counselor education. Bloom’s Taxonomy is provided as a mechanism to help students develop and demonstrate cognitive complexity when writing comprehensive literature reviews. The article outlines common assumptions held by students operating at each level of the Taxonomy, typical organizational structure and content of papers at each level of the Taxonomy, and tips to move writing to more cognitively advanced levels.

Click here to view and/or print a chart that outlines the Taxonomy and assumptions.

Granello, D. H. (2000). Encouraging the cognitive development of supervisees: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in supervision. Counselor Education and Supervision, 40, 31-46.

Granello, D. H. (2000). Contextual teaching and learning in counselor education. Counselor Education and Supervision, 39, 270-283.

Granello, D. H., Hothersall, D., & Osborne, A. (2000). The academic genogram: Teaching for the future through learning from the past. Counselor Education and Supervision, 39(3), 177-188.

Granello, D. H., & Hazler, R. (1998). A developmental rationale for curriculum order and teaching styles in counselor education programs. Counselor Education and Supervision, 38(2), 89-105.

Granello, P. F., & Granello, D. H. (1998). Training counseling students to use outcomes research. Counselor Education and Supervision, 37(4), 224-237.

Granello, D. H., & Young, M. E. (1998). Helping as a personal journey. In M. E. Young Learning the art of helping: Building blocks and techniques (pp. 1-16). Columbus: Merrill.

Granello, D. H., Beamish, P. M., & Davis, T. E. (1997). Supervisee empowerment: Does gender make a difference? Counselor Education and Supervision, 36(4), 305-317.

Granello, D. H. (1996). Gender and power in the supervisory dyad. The Clinical Supervisor, 14(2), 53-67.

I also have a textbook with Prentice-Hall for a Foundations of Counseling textbook that follows a developmental approach:
Granello, D. H., & Young, M. E. (2012). Counseling Today: Foundations of Professional Identity. Boston: Pearson.

 

2. Suicide Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention
I am very involved with suicide prevention research. I have co-authored two book on the topic, and together with Dr. Paul Granello, I present workshops and trainings to counselor and other mental health professionals. I also had a grant through SAMHSA for six years to develop and implement a comprehensive suicide prevention plan for the OSU campus. The funding for this program is now provided by OSU.

BOOK: Granello, D. H. & Granello, P. F. (2007). Suicide: An essential guide for helping professionals and educators. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

BOOK:  Juhnke, G. A., Granello, D. H., & Granello, P. F. (2011). Suicide, self-injury, and violence in the schools: Assessment, prevention, and intervention strategies. Los Angeles: Wiley.

ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS

Granello, D. H. (in press). Suicide Crisis Intervention. In K. Yeager (Ed)., Crisis Intervention Handbook. New York: Oxford University Press.

Granello, D. H. (2013). Addressing suicide risk in community mental health. In. K. Yeager, D. Cutler, D. Svendsen, & G. M. Mills (Eds). Textbook of modern community mental health work. New York: Oxford University Press.

Granello, D. H. & Granello, P. F.(2013). School-based suicide prevention programming: Responding to Mexico’s rise in youth suicide. Temas Selectos en Orientacion Psicologica (Mexican Counseling Association Journal),7, 15-24

Schools often react poorly to student suicide. (2011). Report on findings of Ohio State researchers, Dr. Darcy Granello. Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, 14, 9-10.

Granello, D. H. (2010). A suicide crisis intervention model with 25 practical strategies for implementation. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 32(3), 218-235.

Granello, D. H. (in press). The process of suicide risk assessment: Twelve core principles. Journal of Counseling and Development.

Macdonald, L., Pelling, N., & Granello, D. H. (2009). A biopsychosocial approach to suicide: What psychotherapists and counsellors need to know. Psychotherapy in Australia, 15(2), 62-72

Granello, D. H., & Granello, P. F. (2007). Suicide assessment: Strategies for determining risk. Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Health, 3(1), 42-51.

Finally, although these are not my primary research interests, I have two other areas that I tend to publish in.

1. Outcome Research in Mental Health
counselors (and all mental health professionals) have a responsibility to know that what they do in clinical practice is effective and results in significant client improvement. I have been interested in using the published outcome research to determine best practices, when possible. Also, I have been involved in several studies that have been published in order to help program administrators (particularly those in partial hospitalization units) measure the effectiveness of their work.

I have published the following articles/chapters in this line of research:
Granello, D. H. [Associate Editor for Quantitative Manuscripts in Counselor Education and Supervision]. (2007). Publishing quantitative manuscripts in Counselor Education and Supervision: General guidelines and expectations. Counselor Education and Supervision, 47, 66-75. [editor-reviewed].

Granello, D. H. & Wheaton , J. E. (2004). On-line data collection: Strategies for research. Journal of Counseling and Development, 82, 387-393.

Granello, D. H., & Hill, L. (2003). Assessing outcome in practice settings: A primer and example from an eating disorders program. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 25, 218-232.

Beamish, P. M., Granello, D. H., & Belcastro, A. L. (2002). Treatment of panic disorder: Practical guidelines. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 24, 224-243.

Granello, D. H., & Granello, P. F. (2001). Counseling outcome research: Making practical choices for real-world applications. In G. R. Walz & J. C. Bleuer (Eds.), Assessment: Issues and challenges for the millennium. (pp. 163-172). Greensboro, NC: ERIC/CASS.

Granello, D. H., & Granello, P. F. (2001). Management of personality disorders. In E. R. Welfel & R. E. Ingersoll (Eds.), The mental health desk reference. (pp. 135-141). New York: Wiley.

Granello, P. F., & Granello, D. H. (2001). Treating anxiety disorders in adults. In E. R. Welfel & R. E. Ingersoll (Eds.), The mental health desk reference. (pp. 106-111). New York: Wiley.

Granello, D. H., Granello, P. F., & Lee, F. (2000). Measuring treatment outcome in a child and adolescent partial hospitalization program. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 27(6), 409-422,

Granello, D. H., Granello, P. F., & Lee, F. (1999). Measuring client satisfaction and treatment outcomes in a partial hospital program. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 26(1), 50-63.

Granello, P. F., & Granello, D. H. (1998). Training counseling students to use outcomes research. Counselor Education and Supervision, 37(4), 224-237.

Beamish, P. M., Granello, D. H., Granello, P. F., McSteen, P., and Stone, D. (1997). Emerging standards of care in the diagnosis and treatment of panic disorder. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 19, 99-113.

Granello, D. H. (1996). Current trends in the treatment alternatives for panic disorder with agoraphobia. Psychotherapy in Private Practice, 14(4), 17-33.

Beamish, P. M., Granello, P. F., Granello, D. H., McSteen, P., Bender, B. A., & Hermon, D. (1996). Outcome studies in the treatment of panic disorder: A review. Journal of Counseling and Development, 74(5), 460-467.

2. Multicultural Competencies of Counselors

I have published the following articles in this line of research:

Ober, A. M., Granello, D. H., & Henfield, M. (2009). A synergistic model to enhance multicultural competence in supervision. Counselor Education and Supervision, 48, 204-221.

Granello, D. H. (2004). Assisting beginning counselors in becoming more gay affirmative: A workshop approach. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development, 43(1), 50-64.

Hinkelman, L., & Granello, D. H. (2003). Biological sex, adherence to traditional gender roles, and attitudes toward persons with mental illness: An exploratory investigation. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 25(4), 259-270.

Wheaton , J. E., & Granello, D. H. (2002). Self-perceived multicultural training needs of state rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation Education, 16(1), 67-80.

Granello, D. H., & Wheaton , J. E. (2001). Attitudes toward persons with physical disabilities and mental illnesses. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 32(3), 9-16.

Granello, D. H. (2000). Using a contextual approach in counseling men. Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice, 1(3), 43-52.

Granello, D. H., & Wheaton, J. E. (1998). Self-perceived multicultural competencies of African American and European American vocational rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 42, 2-15.

Granello, D. H, Wheaton, J. E., & Miranda, A. (1998). Multicultural counseling competencies of practicing rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation Education, 12(3), 237-250.

Wheaton, J. E., & Granello, D. H. (1998). The multicultural competencies of state vocational rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation Education, 12, 51-64.

Of course, this page is not a comprehensive list of all publications – please see my vita for that information.