Research Experience

University of North Alabama | Florence, Alabama

Co-Investigator |  May 2023 – Present

  • Research Project: Elementary Administrators’ Perceptions of Play Therapy in Schools

Troy University | Phenix City, Alabama

Co-Investigator |  March 2023 – Present

  • Research Project: Field Experience Site Vetting Process: A Screening Tool for Students’ Clinical Success

University of South Florida | Tampa, Florida

Co-Investigator, April 2020- August 2021

  • Research Project: The use of aggressive toys in schools: Insights and experiences of school-based play therapists

University of North Carolina- Greensboro | Greensboro, North Carolina

Co-Investigator, March 2019- April 2020

  • Research Project: Professional Engagement and ACA Student Volunteers

Troy University | Phenix City, Alabama

Principal Investigator, January 2018- August 2018

  • Research Project: Court Preparedness for Pre-Credentialed Therapist

Lindsey Wilson College | Columbia, Kentucky

Co-Investigator, January 2018- January 2019

  • Research Project: Race Matters: Managing Racial Tension when Teaching Multicultural Competencies

Auburn University, Doctoral Dissertation | Auburn, Alabama 

Primary Investigator: July 2013- August 2014

  • Supervisor: Suhyun Suh, PhD
  • Research Project: Self-Efficacy among Counselors Trained in Animal-Assisted Play Therapy

Auburn University, Global Studies and Research in Counseling and Education | Seoul, Korea & Auburn, Alabama 

Graduate Research Team Member: February 2013-February, 2014

  • Supervisor: Suhyun Suh, PhD
  • Research Project: A Cross-Cultural Study of the Self-Efficacy of Counselors in Training