Dr. Hulya Ermis
Hulya
Ermis
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor; Faculty Advisor for Clinical Mental Health Counseling (I-Q)
Counselor Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5541
Expertise
Dr. Hulya Ermis is a nationally certified counselor and licensed professional school counselor with approximately nine years of experience working in diverse K-12 settings in Turkey and in the United States. Dr. Ermis specializes in incorporating creative practices into school counseling via the use of the multitiered systems of support framework and counseling children and adolescents by implementing play-based interventions.
Courses Taught
COUN 401 Professional Orientation & Legal/Ethical Practices in Counseling
COUN 402 Developmental Counseling
COUN 409 Career Development
Research Interests
The path between adverse childhood experiences, sense of emptiness, and suicide risk among adolescents and emerging adults; online and in-person discrimination and sociocultural trauma in marginalized youth; creative interventions in school counseling (e.g., expressive arts, play therapy); instrument development and school-based research; counseling children and adolescents.
Education

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Counselor Education, Ph.D. 

Marmara University
Counseling Psychology and Guidance, Ph.D. (ABD) 

Gazi University
Counseling Psychology and Guidance, M.S. 

Uluday University
Counseling Psychology and Guidance, B.S. 

Selected Publications

Ermis-Demirtas, H., Luo, A., & Huang, Y. J. (Accepted, 2021). The trauma of COVID-19 fueled discrimination: Posttraumatic stress in Asian American adolescents. Professional School Counseling. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H., Smith, R. L., & Watson, J. C. (Accepted, 2021). Development and initial validation of the Multidimensional Sense of Emptiness Scale. The Counseling Psychologist. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H. (2021). Advocating for Muslim American students in school settings: Practical recommendations for school counselors and educators. In M. Rausch and L. Gallo (Eds.)

Strengthening school counselor advocacy and practice for important populations and difficult topics (pp.). Igi-Global. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/advocating-for-muslim-american-stude…;

Schmidt, E., Smith, R. L., Ratanavivan, W., & Ermis-Demirtas, H. (2019) A STEM achievement motivation program: Perspectives of elementary school students. Professional School Counseling, 23. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X19894585

Ermis-Demirtas, H. (2018). Establishing content-related validity evidence for assessments in counseling: Application of a sequential mixed-method approach. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10447-018-9332-4 

Ermis-Demirtas, H., Watson, J. C., Karaman, M. A., Freeman, P., Kumaran, A., Haktanir, A., & Streeter, A. M. (2018) Psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support in Hispanic college students. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739986318790733 

Haktanir, K., Watson, J. C., Ermis-Demirtas, H., Kumaran, A., Streeter, A. M., Freeman, P., & Karaman, M. A. (2018) Resilience, academic self-concept and college adjustment among first-year students. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/1521025118810666 

Selected Exhibitions

Ermis-Demirtas, H. (2020, November). Therapeutic use of games in counseling children. Content session presented at the Minnesota School Counselor Association Conference, Duluth, MN [Virtual Conference]. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H. (2020, November). Advocating for Muslim American students in U.S. schools: If not us, then who? Content session presented at the Minnesota School Counselor Association Conference, Duluth, MN [Virtual Conference]. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H. (2020, February). Therapeutic use of games with elementary students. Content session presented at the Wisconsin School Counselor Association Conference, Madison, WI. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H., & Horner, N. (2020, February). Advocating for Muslim American students in school settings. Content session presented at the Wisconsin School Counselor Association Conference, Madison, WI. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H. (2019, October). The Use of Cognitive Restructuring in Clinical Supervision to Address Supervisee Anxiety. Consent session presented at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, WA. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H., Smith, R., & Kumaran, A. (2019, October). Experiences of Emerging Supervisors: A Mixed-Method Research. Content session presented at the Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, WA. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H., McMullen, J., & Kumaran, A. (2019, July). Advocating for Muslim students in the U.S. public schools: If not us, then who? Content session presented at the American School Counselor Conference, Boston, MA. 

Kumaran, A., Ermis-Demirtas, H., & McMullen, J. (2019, July). Career counseling for elementary school students. Content session presented at the American School Counselor Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Can, N., Ermis-Demirtas, H., & Kumaran, A. (2018, March). What do we know about international counseling students? A 10-year literature review. Poster session presented at the Texas Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Austin, TX. 

Smith, R., Ratanavivan, W., Kumaran, A., & Ermis-Demirtas, H. (2018, March). A creative STEM achievement program for elementary students. Content session presented at the Texas Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Austin, TX. 

Kumaran, A., Ermis-Demirtas, H., & Gerlach, J. (2018, February). Emotional mindfulness group intervention for preteens. Content session presented at the Texas School Counseling Conference, Galveston, TX. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H., & Watson, J. C. (2017, November). The role of resilience and academic self-concept on college adjustment of freshmen students. Poster session presented at the Texas Counseling Association Conference, Galveston, TX. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H., Chandrika-Prasanna, A., & Lenz, A. S. (2017, November). The role of resilience, empathy, and mattering in burnout among counselors-in-training. Poster session presented at the Texas Counseling Association Conference, Galveston, TX. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H., & Watson, J. C. (2017, September). Establishing evidence for content validity: Application of a mixed-method approach. Content session presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Conference, Tempe, AZ. 

Hollenbaugh, M. K., & Ermis-Demirtas, H. (2017, September). Using non-parametric tests: Accepting reality in the face of violated assumptions and limited sample size. Content session presented at the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Conference, Tempe, AZ. 

Ermis-Demirtas, H., & Vashist, K. (2017, February). The use of role-playing techniques in the process of cognitive restructuring: Double standard and externalization of voice. Content session presented at Gulf Coast Counseling Association, Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Additional Information

Dr. Ermis is a recent recipient of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Research Award and University of Wisconsin-Stout Emerging Outstanding Researcher Award. 

(773) 442-5541
Office Hours
Fall 2022
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
or by appointment
Main Campus