Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies
Paul F. Granello is associate professor of counselor education in the Department of Educational Studies. He graduated with his MS in mental health counseling from Stetson University in 1990, and his PhD in counselor education was awarded in 1995 from Ohio University. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervising credentials. He also has a private practice - "The Wellness Institute" in Worthington, Ohio.
Granello is a founding partner with the Ohio Department of Mental Health in establishing the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. He is currently the recipient of the $1.5 million in federal funds for suicide prevention under the Garrett Lee Smith Act. He has presented and trained on suicide over 200 workshops. He has currently co-authored four books on suicide for Allyn & Bacon and Prentice Hall publishers.Most recently, he has written the first counseling textbook for Prentice Hall publishers on Individual Wellness.
He conducts research on psychotherapy outcomes and the psychological and social characteristics of individual well being. He has published more than 25 articles in peer reviewed national journals, has authored nine book chapters on suicide, anxiety, technology in counseling, and wellness.
Granello has presented at state, national, and international conferences on topics related to counseling, suicide, and wellness. He is also dedicated to the local community and has provided numerous workshops on health and wellness topics for both the OhioState and Columbus communities. He currently is a member of The Ohio State University Campus Wellness Collaborative. Granello received the David Brooks award for Meritorious Service from the Ohio Counseling Association in 2002, the Ohio Association for Counselor Education award for professional service in 2006, and the OhioUniversity distinguished alumni award in 2007.