Gerta Bardhoshi

Professor of counselor education and director of research and training, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health

Gerta Bardhoshi, a nationally certified counselor, licensed mental health counselor, certified school counselor, and approved clinical supervisor, is the director of research and training in the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health at the University of Iowa and a professor of counselor education in the UI College of Education.

She received a PhD in counselor education and supervision from George Washington University, and has worked in multiple settings, including schools, clinics, universities, and the federal government as a counselor, educator, clinical supervisor, and program evaluator. A recognized scholar in her field, she was recently named the sixth most published researcher over the last decade in the Journal of Counseling and Development, the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association. She has designed and implemented several school-based interventions to improve social-emotional and mental health outcomes for diverse students, as well as psychometrically evaluated several instruments that measure a range of clinical outcomes. She teaches graduate-level courses on counseling children and adolescents, counseling assessment, and advanced clinical interventions, and is committed to translating evidence-based practices in school mental health that lead to measurable improvements in students’ lives.

Research areas
  • School Mental Health
  • Educator and Counselor Burnout
  • School mental health workforce development
  • Mental Health Awareness and Training
  • Assessment of Mental Health Outcomes