Gerta Bardhoshi

Gerta Bardhoshi, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Training
Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
Professor of Counselor Education
University of Iowa College of Education


Dr. 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 and a Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Iowa. She received her Ph.D. 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 6th 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.