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Hannah Bayne, Associate Professor

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Hannah Bayne, Associate Professor

School of Education
1750 Kraft Drive
Room 2068 (0302)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8180  |

Hannah Bayne, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Counselor Education and Supervision program of the School of Education. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and her clinical practice focuses primarily on clients who need support with issues of sexual/affectional orientation, anxiety, depression, trauma, and transitions from college to young adulthood.

  • Empathy
  • Cross-cultural relationships
  • Value conflicts 
  • Social justice and equity
  • LGBTQ+ affirming practices
  • PhD, Old Dominion University
  • MSW, College of William and Mary
  • BA, Virginia Tech.
  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Issues in Counseling (ASERVIC) President, 2023 – 2024
  • ASERVIC Ethical Values Committee Co-Chair, 2019 - 2023
  • American Counseling Association Ethics Committee, 2017 - 2019
  • Associate Editor 2022 - present, Counseling & Values
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Outstanding Pre-tenure Counselor Educator of the Year 2019
  • ASERVIC Research Award, 2019
  • Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (VACES) Professional Service Award, 2012

Articles (Selected)

Bayne, H., Ocampo, R.*, & Wilson, T. (2023). Building cultural empathy and deconstructing whiteness in counselor education. Counselor Education and Supervision, 63(2), 118 – 131.

Bayne, H., Mejia, J., & Mosley, D. (2023). The social justice consultation corps: An interdisciplinary training initiative. Counselor Education & Supervision, 62(2), 157 - 170.

Bayne, H., Harness, L.*, & Neuer Colburn, A. (2022). Religious counselors and LGBTQ+ clients: A Q-sort of value navigation. Counselor Education & Supervision, 61(2), 141 - 159.

Bayne, H., Dietlin, O., Impellizzeri, J., & Michel, B. (2021). Development of the Political Identity and Interpersonal Conflict Scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.

Bayne, H., Hays, D., Harness, L*., & Kane, B.* (2021). Whiteness scholarship in the counseling profession: A 35-year content analysis. The Professional Counselor, 11(3), 313 – 326.

Bayne, H., Pufahl, J., McNiece, Z.*, & Ataga, J.* (2021). Acting with empathy: A counseling and applied theatre collaboration. Counselor Education and Supervision, 60(4), 306 – 315.

Hays, D., Bayne, H., Gay, J.*, McNiece, Z.*, & Park, C.* (2021). A systematic review of whiteness assessment properties and assumptions: Implications for counselor training and research. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation.

Bayne, H. (2021). Shadow self: Bringing White supremacy into the light. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 43(3), 269 -272.

Bayne, H., Fields, K., & Nesbit, L.* (2021). The Enneagram as a tool for fostering empathic connection in counseling. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 60(2), 80 – 100.

Bayne, H., Harness, L.*, Kane, B.*, & Warfield, M.* (2021). Christian counselors and affirmative counseling of lesbian and gay clients. Journal of Counseling & Development, 99, 60 – 71.

Bayne, H. & Hankey, M. (2020). Exploring cognitive empathy: Further validation of the Empathic Counselor Response Scale and Application to Practice. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 59(3), 219 – 239.

Bayne, H., Dietlin, O., & Impellizzeri, J., & Michel, R. (2020). Impact of the 2016 presidential election on politically divided relationships. Counseling and Values, 65(2), 137 – 154.

Bayne, H. & Hankey, M. (2020). Development and Rasch analysis of the Empathic Counselor Response Scale. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 53(3), 182–194.

Branco, S. & Bayne, H. (2020). Counselors of color’s experiences of microaggressions in counseling. Journal of Counseling & Development, 98(3), 272-282. *Article featured on the American Counselor Association website; article selected as the free CEU opportunity for the month of July 2020

Bayne, H., Holland-Conely, A., & Neuer Colburn, A. (2020). Counselor empathy, religiosity, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual perspectives. Counseling & Values, 65(1), 57-74.

Bayne, H. & Tylsova, M*. (2019). Understanding and incorporating God images within counseling. Counseling & Values, 64, 148-167.

Bayne, H. & Thompson, S. (2018). Helping clients who have experienced trauma gain emotional literacy. Journal for Creativity in Mental Health, 13(2), 231-242.

Bayne, H. & Alvarado, S*. (2018). A phenomenological inquiry into counselor of color broaching experiences. Journal of Counseling & Development, 96, 75-85.

Bayne, H.  & Hays, D. (2017). Examining conditions for empathy in counseling: An exploratory model. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 56, 32-52.

Bayne, H., & Jangha, A*. (2016). Utilizing improv to teach empathy skills in counselor education. Counselor Education and Supervision. 55(4), 250-262. *Second-place for the ACES 2017 Article of the Year award

Bayne, H. (2016). Helping gay and lesbian students integrate sexual and religious identities. Journal of College Counseling, 19, 61-75.

Bayne, H., Neukrug, E., Hays, D., & Britton, B. (2013). A comprehensive model for optimizing empathy in person-centered care. Patient Education and Counseling, 93, 209-215.

Neukrug, E., Bayne, H., Dean, L., & Pusateri, C. (2013). Creative and novel approaches to empathy: A neo-Rogerian perspective. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 35, 29-42.

Bayne, H. B. (2011). Training medical students in empathic communication. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 36, 316-329.

Splett, J., Purvis, L., Smith, S., Bayne, H., Jean-Philippe, S., Machado, M., McCray, E., & Dassa, L. (2023). Gator Connect: Connecting in Gator Nation for the Mental Well-Being of Children, Families, and Schools. US Department of Education. ($4.8 million; awarded).

Bayne, H. (2021). Social justice consultation corps. B.O. Smith Professorship Award. University of Florida College of Education ($20,000; awarded).

Hays, D., Bayne, H., Gay, J.*, McNiece, Z.*, & Park, C.* (2020). Creation and validation of the Decolonizing the Counseling Curriculum Scale. Association of Assessment and Research in Counseling. ($5,000; Awarded).

Mosley, D., Bayne, H., & Atkins, W. (2020). The social justice consultation corps: A pilot project connecting counselors to campus organizations. University of Florida Creative Campus Grant. ($12, 165; Awarded).