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Oklahoma State University

Play Therapy Research and Training Lab

About the Lab:

The Play Therapy Research and Training Lab at Oklahoma State University conducts research to examine the effectiveness of play therapy with children. In particular, we are interested in how play therapy might help marginalized children and/or children experiencing adverse life conditions. Our lab is open to both students and faculty who are interested in play therapy or other expressive arts therapy that positively impact child development. 

Dr. Stutey received her Ph.D. from University of Northern Colorado.  She is a member of the American Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed School Counselor, and a Registered-Play Therapist-Supervisor. Dr. Stutey’s research interests include examining non-cognitive life stressors that impact children and adolescents in the school setting such as grief and loss, sibling abuse and teen dating violence. She is also interested in play therapy research and is currently working on a number of research projects to measure the effectiveness of Child Centered and Adlerian Play Therapy with children. She enjoys traveling, hiking, playing volleyball, and spending time with her family, friends, and her sweet dog.