Diane Stutey, PhD

Diane Stutey, PhD

Diane Stutey, PhD

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Human Services
College of Education

Biographical Information

Diane Stutey, Ph.D, RPT-S, LPC, NCC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision 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. She was a school counselor in both elementary and middle schools and has worked as a play therapist in schools and clinical settings. Her 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, Adlerian, and Reality Play Therapy with children.

Areas of Interest

  • School counseling and early prevention
  • Play therapy
  • Abuse, violence, and trauma
  • Grief and loss

Education

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.A., Counseling and Human Services, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • B.A., Elementary Education, Benedictine College

Courses Taught

  • COUN 5570 Play Therapy and Counseling Children
  • COUN 5810 Organization and Administration of School Counseling
  • COUN 5010 Theories and Techniques of Individual Counseling
  • COUN 5110 Laboratory in Group Counseling
  • COUN 5700: School Counseling Internship
  • COUN 5120: School Counseling Practicum

Theoretical Orientation

  • Reality Therapy
  • Child-Centered Play Therapy

Certifications, Licenses, and Memberships

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
  • Licensed School Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor
  • American Counseling Association
  • American School Counselor Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Play Therapy

Selected Publications

Stutey, D. M., Adeyiga, O., Luke-Browning, L., & Wubbolding, R. E. (revise and   resubmit). Group Reality Play Therapy in schools. International Journal of Play Therapy.

Stutey, D. M., Givens, J., Cureton, J. L., & Henderson, A. J. (2020). The practice of bridling: Maintaining openness in phenomenological research. Journal of  Humanistic Counseling, 59(2), 144-156.

Stutey, D. M., Klein, D. E., Henninger, J., Crethar, H. C., & Hammer, T. R. (2020). Examining gender in play therapy. International Journal of Play Therapy, 29(1), 20-32.

Stutey, D. M., Klein, D. E., Wubbolding, R. E., & Dunnigan, N. (2019). Therapists’ impressions and feedback of the Reality Play Therapy model. International Journal of Play Therapy, 28(2), 69-78.

Patterson, L., Stutey, D. M., & Dorsey, B. (2018). Play therapy with African American children exposed to adverse childhood experiences. International Journal of Play Therapy, 27(4), 215-226. doi:10.1037/pla0000080

Stutey, D. M. & Wubbolding, R. E. (2018). Reality Play Therapy: A case example. International Journal of Play Therapy, 27,(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1037/pla0000061

Stutey, D. M., Dunn, M., & Shelnut, J., & Ryan, J. (2017). Impact of Adlerian play therapy on externalizing behaviors of at-risk preschoolers. International Journal of Play Therapy, 26(4), 196-206. doi:10.1037/pla0000055

Stutey, D. M., Henninger, J., & Diaz, S. (2016). Teen dating violence: A narrative exploration of one family’s firsthand experience. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 11(3), 254- 269. doi:10.1080/15401383.2016.1217181

Stutey, D. M., Helm, H. M., Losasso, H., & Kreider, H. D. (2016). Play therapy and photo- elicitation: A narrative examination of children’s grief. International Journal of Play Therapy, 25(3), 154 - 165.

Stutey, D. M. (2015). Sibling abuse: A study of school counselors’ shared attitudes and beliefs. The Professional Counselor, 5(3), 390-406. doi:10.15241/ds.5.3.390

Stutey, D. M. & Clemens, E. (2015). Hidden abuse within the home: Examining the psychological effects of sibling abuse. Professional School Counseling, 18(1), 206-216. doi:10.5330/1096-2409-18.1.206

Selected Presentations

Stutey, D. M. & Wubbolding, R. E. (2020, April). Introducing Reality Play Therapy. Accepted to present at the American Counseling Association Conference, San Diego, CA (Conference cancelled due to COVID; presentation moved to the    2021 American Counseling Association Conference, Orlando, FL).

Stutey, D. M., Helm, H., Wehrman, J., Murdock-Bishop, J., Notestine, L.,   Severn, K.,    Cormier, S., & Krafchick, J. (2019, October). Campus Connections: A therapeutic mentoring program promoting community engaged pedagogy and counselor development. Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, WA.

Stutey, D. M. & Dunnigan, N. (2018, October). Reality Play Therapy interventions: Real play for real life. Accepted to present at the Association for Play Therapy Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Henninger, J. & Stutey, D. M. (2018, October). Multiculturally competent supervision: Let’s talk about gender and culture in play! Accepted to present at the Association for Play Therapy Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Stutey, D. M., Henninger, J., Crethar, H., & Hammer, T. (2017, October). Exploring gender and cultural norms and how these impact training and supervision of play therapy . Presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL.

Stutey, D. M., Patterson, L., & Dorsey, B. (2017, July). The impact of play therapy with African American children living in poverty. Presented at the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling Conference, Washington D.C.

Stutey, D. M. (2017, July). Helping children and adolescents address and prevent sibling abuse. Presented at the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling Conference, Washington D.C.

Cureton, J., Stutey, D. M., & Parra, J. (2017, July). School suicide training: meeting legal, ethical, and practical imperatives. Presented at the American School Counseling Association Conference, Denver, CO.

Stutey, D. M . & Caspi, J. (2016, March). A 5-step model to assess and intervene with clients experiencing sibling abuse. Presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Stutey, D. M. (2014, October). Increasing trustworthiness in qualitative research: Utilizing the technique of bridling. Presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Birmingham, AL.