Publications – Peer Reviewed

  • Bray, S., & Salazar, C. (2006, Fall). Effective Diversity-Competent Parent Education and Consultation: Resources for School Counselors. Awareness: Journal of the Colorado Counseling Association, 4-16. 
  • Bray, S., & Salazar, C. (2007). Providing Diversity Competent Parent Education: Essential Knowledge and Awareness for School Counselors. VISTAS Online. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
  • Bray, S. & Balkin, R. (Summer 2013). Poverty Beliefs and Counselor Training. Journal of Professional Counseling: Theory, Practice, and Research.
  • Bray, S. & Schommer-Aikins (2015). School Counselors’ Ways of Knowing and Worldview Orientation in Relationship to Poverty Beliefs. Journal of Counseling and Development

Publications – Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Bray, S., (2006, October). Journal Article Review for Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. Published in TAMFC Newsletter.
Professional Experience

Wichita State University, Fall 2012 to present

  • Assistant Professor – Counseling, Educational Leadership, School and
    Educational Psychology. (Tenure-Track)
    • Courses taught: Assessment in Counseling, Group Counseling, Family
      Issues in Counseling, Counseling Practicum.

Texas A&M University Commerce, Fall 2005 to Spring 2007.

  • Graduate Assistant – Department of Counseling
    • Supervision of Master’s Level Practicum students.
    • Updated the Department of Counseling website.
  • Graduate Assistant – Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
    • Assisting Faculty in identifying grant opportunities for research
    • Assisted Faculty developing research partnerships across departments
    • Assisted IRB Chairman in reviewing IRB human subjects research applications
    • Attended training in Grant Development at the office of the Vice President for Proposed Research at Texas A&M College Station.
  • Professionally-Related Experience
    • Co-taught Multicultural Counseling and Development
    • Reviewed journal articles submitted for publication to the Texas Counseling Association Journal
    • Provided play therapy to elementary school children at Commerce Elementary School for two semesters
    • Provided counseling services, including play therapy and family therapy at University Community Counseling Center
    • Conducted the group counseling experience for students enrolled in group class
      Provided supervision for students in Practicum and Internship.

Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Adjunct. Fall 2003 to Spring 2004

  • Taught Psychology 100 courses. The courses were designed to improve the
    university’s freshmen retention rate.
  • Taught Social Psychology course.

Community Support Programs, August 2008 to July 2009

  • Counselor and Clinical Manager for Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Division Director for Mental Health Case Management
  • Division Director for Crossroads II – a HUD Supportive Housing Program

The Center for Families, Fall 2003 to Summer 2006.

  • Counselor Intern – (part-time). Clients included families, individuals, and children with a wide variety of presenting issues.
  • Parenting Class Instructor – teaching 8-week courses in parenting.
  • Assisted with Substance Abuse Groups.
  • Co-authored a successful Grant Application for the Center for Families. ADHD parenting education. Awarded by the Children’s Trust Fund, Fall, 2004.

Psychological Assessment Team, Spring 2004 to April 2008.

  • Psychological Assessment Team – emergency room assessments and placement of psychiatric patients.
Awards and Honors
  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Award of Academic Excellence. Louisiana State University in Shreveport. May 2004.
  • Department of Education Student Achievement Award. Louisiana Tech University. April 1996.
  • Barbara Gazda Scholarship, Association for Specialists in Group Work, January 2006.
  • Recognized as an Emerging Leader at the ASGW conference in Mobile, AL, January 2006.
  • Texas A&M University Counseling Department Outstanding Doctoral Student 2007
  • Truax Scholarship recipient 2007
  • Co-authored a successful Grant Application for the Center for Families. ADHD parenting education. Awarded by the Children’s Trust Fund, Fall, 2004.
  • Ways of Knowing and Counselor views on Poverty. WSU: Award for Research/Creative Projects. Spring 2013. Not funded
  • Online Course Development Grant for CESP 822: Assessment in Counseling. WSU College of Education Technology Grant. Summer 2013. Funded. $2,000.
  • An Investigation of Play Behaviors and Play Therapy in relation to Externalizing Behaviors: A Multidisciplinary Investigation. WSU: Multidisciplinary Research Project Award (MURPA). Fall 2013. Funded $7,500. Completed research Spring 2014