Hannah B. Bayne

Hannah B. Bayne 

Assistant Professor

Hannah B. Bayne





1612 Normal Hall
PO Box 117049
Gainesville, FL 32611




My research interests are united by a personal and professional interest in understanding the experience of another person, including how counselors can effectively and competently work with clients across cultural divides (particularly those of race/ethnicity and sexual identity). My main line of research thus pertains to empathy conceptualization, assessment, training, and utility in therapy. My research aims to address limitations of previous empathy research, with a specific focus on empathy as a skill for cultural competency and effectiveness across varied counselor and client identities.

Other related research interests include exploration of various components of racial and cultural diversity as well as integration of religion and spiritualty in counseling. I am interested in exploring how counselors with personal religious value conflicts can work competently and affirmatively with LGBTQIA+ clients, preparing counselors to integrate racial and cultural broaching in counseling, and understanding the impact of White racial identity in counselor training and practice. I am also engaged in work related to political identities and the impact of political differences on interpersonal relationships. In all of these areas, my focus is on how counselors can work across lines of historical and current systemic oppression and privilege to competently work with clients.


  • School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education

Research Interests

Clinical Interventions Training, Clinical Training and Internship, Cognition, Empathy, Individual Mental Health, Multicultural Competencies, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Race / Ethnicity Issues, Sexuality, Statistical Power Analysis, Training


  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education, 2011 Old Dominion University
  • M.Ed. in Community Counseling, 2009 The College of William & Mary
  • B.A. & B.A. in International Studies & Communications, 2006 Virginia Tech

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Florida, 2018 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Loyola University Maryland, 2015 - 2018
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, 2012 - 2015

Activities and Honors

  • B.O. Smith Professorship, UF College of Education (2021 – 2023)
  • Associate Editor, Counseling & Values, 2022 - Present
  • President Elect, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), 2022
  • Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Outstanding Pre-Tenure Counselor Educator, 2019
  • Association of Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values In Counseling (ASERVIC) Research Award, 2019
  • Editorial Board Member, Counseling & Values, 2014 - 2021
  • Ethics Appeals Committee, American Counseling Association, 2018-Present
  • Ethics Committee Member, American Counseling Association (ACA), 2017-2018
  • Elected Board Member, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), 2017-Present
  • Graduate Student Member at Large, American College Counseling Association (ACCA), 2011-2014
  • Professional Service Award, Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (VACES), 2012
  • Emerging Leader, American College Counseling Association (ACCA), 2010
  • Ethics Case Study Competition first place Masters-level, American Counseling Association (ACA), 2008

Selected Grants

Social justice consultation corps

  • PI
Funding Agency
  • B.O. Smith Professorship Award. UF College of Education
Project Period
  • 2021
Award Amount
  • $20,000

Creation and validation of the Decolonizing the Counseling Curriculum Scale

  • Co-Pi
Funding Agency
  • Association of Assessment and Research in Counseling
Project Period
  • 2020
Award Amount
  • $5,000

The social justice consultation corps: A pilot project connecting counselors to campus organizations

  • Co-PI
Funding Agency
  • UF Creative Campus Grant
Project Period
  • 2020
Award Amount
  • $12,165

Conceptualization of content for an interactive empathy assessment for children

  • PI
Funding Agency
  • HDOSE Strategic Reinvestment Grant. University of Florida
Project Period
  • 2019
Award Amount
  • $9,848

Development and Initial Validation of the Empathic Counselor Response Scale.

  • PI
Funding Agency
  • Association of Counselor Education and Supervision
Project Period
  • 2017
Award Amount
  • $1,500

The Empathic Counselor Response Scale: Initial Formulation

  • PI
Funding Agency
  • Loyola University
Project Period
  • 2016
Award Amount
  • $3,000

Empathy training for a family medicine clerkship: a pilot training program at Eastern Virginia Medical School

  • PI
Funding Agency
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine
Project Period
  • 2009
Award Amount
  • $3,500

Selected Publications

Books / Book Chapters
  • Bayne, H. & Neuer-Colburn, A. (2020). How does God see me?: A reflective exercise. In J. Whitman & C. Boyd (Eds.), The therapist’s notebook for sexual and gender identity diverse clients: Homework, handouts, and activities for use in counseling, training, and psychotherapy (Section I, 7). Harrington Park Press, LLC.
  • Bayne, H. & Neukrug, E. (2016). Metaphors for empathy: Getting into character. In S. E. Stewart-Spencer & C.J. Dean (Eds.), Metaphors and therapy: Enhancing clinical supervision and education (Vol.1, pp. 80-87). Baton Rogue, LA: Independent Therapy Ink, LLC.
  • Bayne, H. (2015). Let’s be real: Addressing and supporting members’ concerns during group norming. In M. Luke & K. Goodrich (Eds.), Group experts share their favorite activities for supervision (Volume one, pp. 17-20). Alexandria, VA: Associates for Specialists in Group Work.
  • McGrath-Fair, C., Bayne, H., & Machado, M. (2021). Decolonizing multicultural education in counselor training programs as an anti-racist practice. Content session, ACES Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  • Bayne, H. & Wilson, T. (2021). White empathy: How to tell if your allyship is genuine, narcissistic, or voyeuristic, and what this means for the Black people in your life. Academics for Black Survival and Wellness 2021, Anti-racism track.
  • Bayne, H., Harness, L.*, Kane, B.*, & Warfield, M.* (2021). When values collide: Responding to value conflicts in counseling. Content session, ACA Virtual Conference.
  • Nesbit, L.*, Bayne, H., & Fields, K. (2020). The enneagram as a tool for fostering empathic connection in counseling. Content session, ACA Virtual Conference.
  • Bayne, H. (2020). A content analysis of whiteness and white racial identity counseling scholarship. Invited session at AARC, Virtual conference.
  • Bayne, H., Hays, D., Gay, J., & Harness, L. (2020). Progressive White racial identity: Understanding contemporary racism and implications for counselor training. Content session at AMCD, Virtual Summit.
  • Dietlin, O., Bayne, H., & Michel, B. (2020). Navigating through political diversity and division in counseling and beyond. Content session at AMCD, Virtual Conference.
  • Bayne, H. (2019). Consensual qualitative research in counseling journals: Methodological considerations and best practices. ACES INFORM post-conference session, Seattle, WA.
  • Bayne, H., Dietlin, O., Michel, R. & Impellizzeri, J. (2019). Counseling recommendations for politically divided relationships. Content session at ACA, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bayne, H., Harness, L., Kane, B., & Warfield, M. (2019). Religious counselors and gay and lesbian clients: Exploring personal value systems and methods for competent practice. Content session at ASERVIC, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Limberg, D., Bayne, H., & Wymer, B. (2018). A content analysis of the use of consensual qualitative research in counselor education. Poster presentation at AARC in Richmond, VA.
  • Branco, S. & Bayne, H. (2017). A look at how to intentionally and clinically broach difficult topics in the counseling room. Invited session at the Maryland Psychological Association Conference, Annapolis, MD.
  • Bayne, H. (2017). Broaching race and culture in the classroom and in supervision. Presentation at ACES, Chicago, IL.
  • Bayne, H., Neuer Colburn, A., & Holland-Conely, A. (2017). Can empathy mediate counselor values conflicts between religious identity and working with LGBTQ clients? Presented at ASERVIC, Richmond, VA.
  • Neukrug, E. & Bayne, H. (2016). Advanced, creative, and novel approaches to empathy: A neo-Rogerian perspective. Pre-conference learning institute, ACA, Montreal, Canada.
  • Bayne, H., Branco, S., Taylor, C.S., & Toscano, M. (2016). Courageous conversations: Implementing a multicultural task force in a counseling program. Content presentation at SACES, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bayne, H. (2015). Creative strategies for empathy training in counselor education. Content presentation at ACES, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Bayne, H., Horton-Parker, R., & Moreno, M. (2013). Integrating Spirituality and Religion in Counseling: Counselor Competency and the FACE-SPIRIT Model. Presentation at ACA, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Bayne, H. (2013). Facilitating the therapeutic connection: A new model for empathy. Poster session at ACA, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Parks-Savage, A., Bayne, H., Britton, B., & Bayne, C. (2011). Empathy training for medical students in a family medicine clerkship: Caring for the underserved. Peer paper presentation at the STFM conference on Medical Student Education, Houston, TX.
  • Parks-Savage, A., Bayne, H., Britton, B., Zhao, Y., & Bayne, C. (2010). Empathy training in a family medicine clerkship: A pilot training program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Poster presentation accepted at the North American Primary Care Research Group International Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Pufahl, J., Simerly, S.*, Bayne, H., & Reina Munoz, C. (2022). Virtually commedia: An interactive online theatre programme for LGBTQ+ youth. Journal of Applied Arts & Health. https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah_00091_1
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481756.2021.1958233
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.15241/hbb.11.3.313
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ceas.12218
  • Pufahl, J., Reina Munoz, C., & Bayne, H. (2021). Theatre connect: Key strategies for facilitating LGBTQQ youth theatre programs. Health Promotion Practice, 22(1), 31 -34. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839921996290
  • Limberg, D., Bayne, H., Springer, S., Wymer, B. (2021). Examining the use of consensual qualitative research in counseling research. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 15, 220 – 230.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/johc.12158
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12354
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/johc.12146
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/cvj.12134
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481756.2019.1691462
  • Branco, S. & Bayne, H. (2020). Counselors of color’s experiences of microaggressions in counseling. Journal of Counseling & Development, 98(3), 272-282. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12322. *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. https://doi.org/10.1002/cvj.12122
  • Bayne, H. & Doyle, K. (2019). Licensure portability through an ethical lens: Considering multiple stakeholders. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 41, 97-111. https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.41.2.01
  • Bayne, H. & Tylsova, M*. (2019). Understanding and incorporating God images within counseling. Counseling & Values, 64, 148-167. https://doi.org/10.1002/cvj.12112
  • Bayne, H. & Thompson, S. (2018). Helping clients who have experienced trauma gain emotional literacy. Journal for Creativity in Mental Health, 13(2), 231-242. https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2018.1425173
  • Bayne, H. & Alvarado, S*. (2018). A phenomenological inquiry into counselor of color broaching experiences. Journal of Counseling & Development, 96, 75-85. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcad.12179
  • Bayne, H. & Hays, D. (2017). Examining conditions for empathy in counseling: An exploratory model. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 56, 32-52. https://doi.org.10.1002/johc.12043
  • Bayne, H., & Jangha, A*. (2016). Utilizing improv to teach empathy skills in counselor education. Counselor Education and Supervision. 55(4), 250-262. https://doi.org/10.1002/ceas.12052 *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. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocc.12031
  • Bayne, H., Horton-Parker, R., & Ward, C. (2014). Doctoral student competency in spiritual and religious issues: A survey of CACREP-accredited programs. VISTAS, article 50. Retrieved online at https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/vistas/article_50.pdf.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2013.05.016
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.35.1.5q375220327000t2
  • Shaw, B., Bayne, H., & Lorelle, S. (2012). A constructivist perspective on integrating spirituality in counselor training. Counselor Education and Supervision, 51, 270-280. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1556-6978.2012.00020.x
  • Bayne, H. B. (2011). Training medical students in empathic communication. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 36, 316-329. https://doi.org/10.1080/01933922.2011.613899