Corinne Bridges

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
Ph.D. Counseling Education & Supervision

Dr. Corinne Bridges, LPC, BC-TMH, NCC, AAT-I Level One is a full-time core faculty member of the Counselor Education and Supervision PhD program. Dr. Bridges has experience counseling individuals and groups in both the public and private sectors. She has taught quantitative and qualitative research methods to graduate students at Mansfield University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Buena Vista University as well as Assessment at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In addition, she served the substance abuse counseling program at the University of Cincinnati, where she was nominated for the George Barbour Award for Good Faculty–Student Relations. In her current role, Dr. Bridges serves as a qualitative research expert. She mentors doctoral candidates throughout the dissertation process. She has experience serving on the Student Development, Faculty Advisory, and Admissions Committees. Dr. Bridges is committed to best practices in teaching and following nominations in 2017, 2018, and 2019 she was the recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award in January 2020. In 2023 Dr. Bridges was nominated for the ACES Locke-Paisley Outstanding Mentoring Award. Her research interests include treatment of mental health disorders and chronic pain; ecological counseling; women’s issues; multicultural and LGBTQ counseling; online education, gender and relationship building. Dr. Bridges has experience presenting and publishing both qualitative and quantitative work relative to her research interests. Additionally, Dr. Bridges serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education and for the Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision NARACES, as well as for Adoption Quarterly. Further, Dr. Bridges is an advocate for community engagement and social change and has served as a committee member for the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Colorectal Family Advisory Council, as a Board Member for the Hirschsprung Disease Research Collaborative, as the vice president of the Chi Sigma Iota Upsilon Chi Chi Chapter, and as a board member for the Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association. Most recently, she was a Board Member on the Patient and Family Advisory Council, Wellsboro Guthrie Medical Center. Dr. Bridges became a contributing faculty member in Walden’s School of Counseling in 2014.

Courses Taught

COUN 8125 - Teaching in Counselor Education

COUN 8551 - Preparing for Dissertation

RSCH 8351 - Advanced Qualitative Research and Analysis

RSCH 8301 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

RSCH 8101 - Research Theory, Design & Methods

COUN 8203 - Survey Research Methods

COUN 8120 - Program Evaluation

COUN 6785 - Prevention, Advocacy, and Consultation

COUN 6743 - Psychopharmacology

COUN 8110 - Professional Orientation, Ethics, and Identity


EdD, University of Cincinnati

MA, Xavier University

BA, University of Cincinnati


Public Service

Hirschsprung Disease Research Collaborative, Board Member -

Wellsboro Area Youth Soccer, Other -

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Family Advisory Board, Colorectal Division, 2014-2016, Board Member - Cincinnati

Patient and Family Advisory Council Wellsboro Guthrie Medical , Board Member -

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, , 2020

Faculty Excellence Award Nominee Winter, Walden University, 2019

Faculty Excellence Award Nominee Summer, Walden University, 2018

Faculty Excellence Award Nominee Summer, Walden University, 2017

George Barbour Award: Good Faculty Student Relations Nominee, University of Cincinnati, 2013

Ohio Legislative Advocacy Day Professional Counsel, Ohio Counseling Association, 2010

Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, Southern New Hampshire University, 2019

Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, Southern New Hampshire University, 2020

Locke-Paisley Outstanding Mentoring Award Nominee, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), 2023


Bridges, C., Frazier, W. (2018). Teaching Across Settings In L. Haddock & J. Whitman Preparing the Educator in Counselor Education. (pp). New York, NY: Routledge.

Crump, B., Bridges, C. W. (2019). Counseling youth with problem sexual behaviors: Effective diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of clinical impairment. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

Hale, N., Bridges, C. W. (2020). The Experiences of Counselor Educators Transitioning to Online Teaching. Journal of Educational Research and Practice

Milan Nichols, M., Bridges, C. W. (2019). Conflict in the Multicultural Counseling Classroom: Counselor Educator's Experiences. Journal of Educational Research and Practice

Pincus, R., Bridges, C. W., Remley, T. (2019). School Counselors Using Motivational Interviewing with Student Clients.. The Journal of Professional Counseling

Ruscitto, K., Bridges, C. W. (2019). Counselors’ Knowledge and Attitudes of the Recovery Paradigm. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health

Shelton, D., Bridges, C. W. It Takes a Village: Adoptive Parent Experiences of Support . Adoption Quarterly

Shelton, D., Bridges, C. W. (2019). Analyzing Adoptive Parent Interviews using the Descriptive Phenomenological Psychological Method.

Thompson, J., Bridges, C. W. (2019). Intersectionality in Multicultural Counseling Education.

Zazzarino, A., Bridges, C. W. (2019). A Population at Risk: Counseling Sexual Minorities with Serious Mental Illness. . Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education

Wanzer, V., Gray, G. M., Bridges, C. Lived Experiences of Professional Counselors with Gender Diverse Clients. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling

Oswin, S., Shaw, S., Bridges, C. W. A quasi-experimental study on subjective mood scores of patients: ketamine and ketamine assisted psychotherapy.. Journal of Counseling and Development

Salem, F., Bridges, C. W. Fostering Connections in the Online Learning Environment.

Shurn, B., Bridges, C. W. Overcoming Identity Dissonance: Empowering the Next Generation of Counselors. .

Ruscitto, K., Baker, C., Bridges, C. (2022). Students’ Experiences of In-person and Online Clinical Residencies: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Moore, D. M., Bridges, C., Gray, G. The Supervisees’ Experiences with Parallel Processing. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Henry, B., Bridges, C. W., Shaw, S. The Correlation of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Pornography Consumption in Adulthood. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation

King, K., Bridges, C. W., Shaw, S. Counselor Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Competency: Christian and Non-Religious Addiction Counseling Programs.


Shelton, D., Bridges, C. W. (2019). Adoptive Parent Support Experiences: Implications for Counseling Families. ACA, New Orleans.

Hale, N., Bridges, C. W. (2019). A Meaningful Transition to Online Counselor Education: Perceptions and Best Practices. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Bridges, C. W., Stehn, M., Brubaker, M. (2015). Connecting from a distance: How male and female faculty engage in intentional relationship building in online counselor education. . ACES

Marsha, M., Patton, J., Bridges, C. W. (2019). Experiences of Conflict While Teaching Multicultural Counseling: An Ecological Perspective. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Haddock, L., Bridges, C. W., Cannon, K. (2019). Ethical Challenges in Online Education: Civility, Relationships, and Cultural Competency.. "CMHC & Beyond" Virtual Conference

Bridges, C. W., Haddock, L., Cannon, K. (2019). Ethical issues in online counselor education: Civility, relationships, and cultural competency.

Stehn, M., Bridges, C., Michael, B. (2015). Best practices and diverse approaches to online counselor education: A panel discussion. . ACES

Taylor, J., Bridges, C. W., Tang, M. (2012). Singularity of Professional Identity within Counselor Education: Implications for Teaching, Supervision, Practice, and Research.

Ruscitto, K., Bridges, C. (2020). A Question of Paradigms: Ethical Implications for Counselors who Identify in Wellness Despite the use of the Recovery paradigm. .

Haddock, L. R., Cannon, K. B., Bridges, C. (2020). Ethical Decision Making in Gatekeeping. .

Ruscitto, K., Bridges, C. (2020). Rural Counseling: Implications for the Counseling Relationship. .

Cannon, K. B., Haddock, L. R., Bridges, C. (2020). Using the Collaborative and Multiperspectival Decision-Making Model for Ethical Gatekeeping with Counseling Students. .

Ruscitto, K., Bridges, C. (2023). An ecological approach to rural counseling in farming communities. .

Ruscitto, K., Bridges, C. (2021). Counseling Rural Farmers: An Ecological Perspective.

Ruscitto, K., Bridges, C. (2021). Counseling rural farmers: An ecological perspective. .

Rogers, L., Bridges, C., Cannon, K., Paessler-Chesterton, H. N. (2023). Dual relationships and conflicts of interest: Legal vs ethical. .

Ruscitto, K., Bridges, C. (2021). Ecological counseling: Best practices with rural farmers. .

Bridges, C., Rogers, L., Paessler-Chesterton, H. N., Cannon, K. (2021). Ethics of assumption: Professional identity development in counselor education. .

Cannon, K., Bridges, C., Chesterton, Haddock, L. (2022). Gatekeeping in Online Counselor Education: An Ethical Decision Making Model. .