Current Lab Members
Diane M. Stutey, Ph.D.
Dr. Stutey is the Director of the Play Therapy and Research Training Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Stutey 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.
Darci Klein, M.S.
Darci is a second-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Oklahoma State University. She received her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Missouri State University. Darci’s research interests include play therapy, positive psychology, and mental health in pediatric chronic illness populations.
Hugh Crethar, Ph.D.
Dr. Crethar is an Associate Professor and Jacques Flannery Community Counseling Endowed Professor in the School of Applied Health & Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University where serves as Area Coordinator over the CACREP Accredited counseling program and APA Accredited Counseling Psychology Program. He has served in numerous positions within the American Counseling Association (ACA) including serving as the 2007-2008 President of Counselors for Social Justice and the 2013-2014 President of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling and the Governing Council of ACA. His professional interests include the scholarship on and promotion of multicultural competence, excellence in counselor training, integration of contextual factors in wellness, community and client empowerment and community and client advocacy in field of counseling.
Yemi Adeyiga, LPC
Yemi is a first year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Oklahoma State University. He received his M.A degree from the University of Oklahoma. Yemi Adeyiga is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a former Child Welfare Specialist with Oklahoma Department of Human Services. His research interests include the psychological impacts of child abuse and neglect on adolescents. More specifically, he is interested in intervention programs that minimize the psychological impacts of abuse and neglect on children in custody.
Renissa Arnold, B.S.
Renissa is a first year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Oklahoma State University. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Oakwood University. Renissa's research interests include black masculinity, play therapy, multicultural counseling, gender norms, and social justice.
Laura Luke, M.S.
Laura is a first-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Oklahoma State University. She received her Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Studies; Professional Counseling from Oklahoma City University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Tulsa. Laura is also a graduate from the Interdisciplinary Training Program (ITP) for Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Laura's research interests include working with trauma-exposed children and prevention and intervention programing for child abuse and neglect.
Other Contributing Researchers:
Dr. Janessa Henninger, Adams State University
Dr. Tonya Hammer, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Robert Wubbolding, Center for Reality Therapy