Robin Kyle Henson

Department Chair, Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 316
Phone: 
940-369-8385
Email: 
robin.henson@unt.edu

My background is a bit of winding road, but one that I believe was divinely guided by God. My early background was in youth ministry with undergraduate majors in Biblical studies and psychology from Evangel University (Springfield, MO). This evolved into a focus on counseling and masters degrees in general and clinical psychology, and eventually LPC licensure. Finally, I pursued a doctorate in educational psychology at Texas A&M University, and this led to my current research and teaching focus on methodology. I'm married to an incredible woman and have two awesome kids. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities and being involved at New Life Church in Denton. And I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, #15495).


Credentials:

Robin K. Henson, Ph.D., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas State Board of Examiners

of Professional Counselors, #15495

    Ph.D. – Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University

    M.A. – Clinical Psychology, University of Houston – Clear Lake

    M.A. – General Psychology, University of Houston – Clear Lake

    B.A. – Psychology and Biblical Studies (double major), Evangel University

 

TEACHING AREAS: 

    Educational Statistics

    Multiple Regression and Related Methods

    Multivariate Analysis

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Methodological

    Applied general linear model analyses

    Measurement and assessment

    Reliability generalization 

Substantive

    Self-efficacy and motivational theory

    Educational psychology 

 

Accepted/In-press

Use of exploratory factor analysis in published research: Common errors and some comment on improved practice. In W. P. Vogt (Ed.), Selecting research methods.

Roberts, J. K.

Sage. [This chapter is a reprint of a prior 2006 article, selected by the editor for inclusion in this special collection.]

 

Accepted/In-press

Use of factor analysis techniques in the study of giftedness. In B. Thompson & R. Subotnik (Eds.), Research methodologies for conducting research on giftedness.

American Psychological Association

 

Accepted/In-press

Correlation. In G. Ritzer and J. M. Ryan (Eds.), Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology.

Blackwell

 

Accepted/In-press

Reliability. In G. Ritzer and J. M. Ryan (Eds.), Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology.

Blackwell

 

Submitted

Multiple regression as a tool for early childhood teacher preparation program evaluation.

Williams, C., Byrd, J., & Henson, R. K.

Rebecca J. Glover

Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 304-G
Phone: 
940-565-4876
Email: 
becky.glover@unt.edu

Published

Media's Moral Messages: A rating form to assess moral content in media
Glover, R.J., Garmon, L.C., & Hull, D.M.
Journal of Moral Education

Teaching Human Development: A case for blended learning.
Cottle, N.R., & Glover, R.J.
Teaching of Psychology

A comparison of moral reasoning and moral orientation of American and Turkish university students.
Kuyel, N., & Glover, R.J.
Psychological Reports

Perceptions of custodial grandparents among young adults.
Hayslip, B., Jr., Glover, R.J., Harris, B., Miltenberger, P.B., Baird, A., & Kaminski, P.L.
Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

Custodial grandparenting: Perceptions of loss by traditional grandparent peers.
Hayslip, B., Jr., & Gl

Mary Estes

Principal Lecturer, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 304-F
Phone: 
940-565-2579
Email: 
Mary.Estes@unt.edu

Dr. Estes received her bachelor's degree from UNT in elementary education with minors in English and music, her master's degree from Texas Christian University in Special Education with licensure as an Educational Diagnostician, and her doctoral degree from UNT in Special Education with emphasis in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders. She taught in the Arlington, Texas public schools for 15 years in Special Education.


TEACHING AREAS:

 Special Education—introduction, learning strategies, behavioral management and assistive technology



RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 Special Education in charter schools; issues in assessment

Bertina Hildreth Combes

Professor, Educational Psychology, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 214-H
Phone: 
940-565-4325
Email: 
Bertina.Combes@unt.edu

TEACHING AREAS:

Learning Disabilities

    Mental Retardation

    Teacher Development 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

    Transition Issues Related to High School Students with Learning Disabilities Entering Post-secondary Settings

    Mentoring

    Teacher Development

    Use of Juvenile Literature in Teaching About Disabilities 

 

Published

PAVES: A presentation strategy for beginning presenters in Inclusive Settings

Combes, B. H, Walker, M., Harrell, P. E., & Tyler-Wood, T.

Teaching Exceptional Children, 41(1), 42-47

 

Published

Multicultural special education transition programming. In F. E. Obiakor (Ed.). Multicultural Special Education (pp. 206-223)

Combes, B. H. & Durodoye, B.

Columbus, OH: Merrill Prentice Hall.

 

Published

Counselor intervention in the post-secondary planning of African American students with learning disabilities

Durodoye, B. A., Combes, B. H. & Bryant, R. M.

Professional School Counseling, 7(3), 133-140.

 

Published

Mentoring BUGS: An integrated science and technology Curriculum

Harrell, P.E., Walker, M., Hildreth, B., & Tyler-Wood, T.

Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching 23(4), 367-378.

 

Published

Increasing Diversity in a college of education: A mentoring program to attract underrepresented populations

Glover, R. J. Combes, B., Walker, M., Allen, D. D & Cowan, C.

Journal of Metropolitan Universities, 14 (1), 107-117

Judi Rockey Bradetich

Lecturer, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 322-E
Phone: 
940-565-3962
Email: 
judi.bradetich@unt.edu

Miriam Chacon Boesch

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 322-A
Phone: 
940-565-2293
Email: 
miriam.boesch@unt.edu

Qi Chen

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 304-B
Phone: 
940-565-3398
Email: 
qi.chen@unt.edu

Dr. Chen engages in doing research and teaching in the area of quantitative methods. Her primary quantitative research interests include Growth Mixture Modeling (GMM), Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), and the application of these methods in longitudinal data analyses and mediation analysis. She is also interested in the application of these methods in educational and family-based data. Her interested substantive areas include children’s psychosocial functioning and self-regulation, school-based prevention, teacher-student relationship and peer relations, and the intersection of family and cultural contexts in shaping Asian American adolescent development.

Mei Chang

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 322-DB
Phone: 
940-565-2338
Email: 
Mei.Chang@unt.edu

Dr. Chang's primary teaching areas are Educational Research Designs and Intermediate Statistics. Her research interests include predicting neuropsychological functioning in academic achievement through utilization of norm-referenced neuropsychological instruments and examining psychometric properties of norm-referenced instruments assessing neuropsychological functioning and/or cognitive processing.

Honors

Mentoring Grant
Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship
Joseph W. and Marcella S. Hollis Fund Award

Dee C. Ray

Professor, Counseling and Higher Education, Director, Center for Play Therapy
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Office: 
Welch Street Complex 2 147
Phone: 
940-565-2063
Email: 
dee.ray@unt.edu

Texas is that state I call home. I’ve spent most of my life in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area with brief stints in Nashville, TN & San Diego, CA. I was fortunate to gain my master’s degree in counseling at the very young age of 21 from Vanderbilt University. But it took many more years to actually figure out what counseling is really about. Although I originally specialized in adolescents in the school setting, I was introduced to play therapy as a doctoral student at the University of North Texas. My training and experience in play therapy has been the guiding force for my professional growth and focus. I believe that the Child-Centered approach to working with children is aligned with my humanistic beliefs that all people are working toward self-actualization. My research agenda focuses on the quantitative effectiveness of play therapy, with a specific interest in school settings. I am an active member of the Association for Play Therapy (www.a4pt.org) and focus my work on demonstrating efficacy and disseminating information on play therapy. As part of my role in the UNT Counseling Program, I am honored to direct the Center for Play Therapy on campus. On a personal note, I have been married for 18 years to my college sweetheart. We are busy raising two boys, Elijah & Noah, who take up any free time that we might spend developing hobbies. I actively volunteer in both of our elementary and middle schools.


Credentials:

Texas Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor

 

UNT Position:

Assistant Professor of Counseling; Director, Center for Play Therapy

 

Teaching Areas:

Elementary School Counseling, Play Therapy, Child Assessment, Counselor Supervision

 

Research Interests:

School Counseling, Play Therapy, Counselor Supervision

 

Honors and Awards:

2010 UNT's Teacher Scholar Award

2010 Texas Association for Counselor Education & Supervision's Outstanding Counselor Educator Award

2010 UNT College of Education's Faculty Research Excellence Award

2010 Rho Kappa Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota's Outstanding Faculty Member Award

 

Published

An Exploratory Study of Child-Centered Play Therapy with Aggressive Children

Ray, D., Blanco, P., Sullivan, J., Holliman, R

International Journal of Play Therapy, 18, 162-175.

 

Published

Play therapy in elementary schools.

Landreth, G., Ray, D., & Bratton, S.

Psychology in the Schools, 46, 281-289.

Natalya Ann Lindo

Associate Professor, Counseling and Higher Education
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Office: 
Welch Street Complex 2 116
Phone: 
940-565-2915
Email: 
natalya.lindo@unt.edu

Originally from the island of Jamaica, I came to the United States to pursue a master’s degree in professional counseling at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta. While there, I was introduced to play therapy and decided to enter the doctoral program. Although my graduate studies at GSU allowed for a variety of clinical experiences with diverse clients, my passion firmly lies with play therapy. I am privileged to be a part of the UNT counseling program which is world-renowned for its play therapy program.


I have specialized training and experience in working with children and families, in particular diverse and at-risk populations. My primary research areas are play therapy, filial therapy, and counselor supervision. My dissertation work involved examining the acceptability, integrity and perceived effectiveness of kinder training for a group of early elementary school teachers. Kinder training is a play-based approach to strengthening teacher-child relationships and improving the social, emotional and academic adjustment of students. The kinder training project was a part of a larger intervention which also involved filial therapy with parents of at-risk students. 

 

In addition to conducting research, I have 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents and a strong interest in serving children in the public school system. Consistent with this agenda, I am now involved in several school-based research projects with parents and teachers.  

 

UNT Position: 

Associate Professor   

 

Teaching Areas:

Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Master's Practicum, Child and Adolescent Appraisal, and Advanced Counseling Skills 

 

Research Interests:

Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, and Counselor Supervision

 

Published

Child parent relationship training: Parents’ perceptions of process and content

Edwards, N.A., Sullivan, J., Meany-Walen, K.,& Kantor, K.R.

International Journal of Play Therapy

 

Published

Play Therapy Effects on Child Relationship Stress. In J. Baggerly, Ray, D., & Bratton, S (Eds.), Effective Play Therapy: Evidence-Based Filial and Child Centered Research Studies and Guidelines

Ray, D., & Edwards, N.A.

Hoboken, NJ: Wiley

 

Published

Teachers’ perceptions of kinder training: Acceptability, integrity and effectiveness.

*Edwards, N.A., Varjas, K., White, J., & Stokes, S.

International Journal of Play Therapy

 

Published

Popular Culture in Counseling, psychotherapy, and Play-based Interventions

Edwards, N.A.

American Journal of Play

 

Published

Child centered play therapy: Research theory and practice

Bratton, S.C., Ray, D.C., Edwards, N.A., & Landreth, G.

Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies

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