Scott Secor

Scott Secor

Assistant Director, Graduate Programs in Counseling - Bethany

Contact Information
Office Location: Don Beaver Science Building, Fourth Floor, Room 427
Office Number: (405) 717-6269


  • Doctoral work in progress - Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology - University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 2014-present.
  • M.S. – Counseling Psychology, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, 2010-2011.
  • M.A. – Curriculum and Instruction, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, 1998-1999. 
  • B.S. - Organizational Communications, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, 1994-1998.

Licenses Held:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Oklahoma

Scott Secor became Assistant Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling in 2012, but began teaching at SNU in 2010. Prior to joining the Department of Psychology and Counseling, Scott completed two master’s degree: one in counseling psychology and the other in curriculum and instruction.  Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Oklahoma after completing his candidacy at Renew Counseling Center.  As an intern, Scott did his practicum at Life Counseling Center. Currently, Scott is enrolled at the University of Oklahoma working on his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.  In his free time, Scott enjoys swimming and hanging out with his wife and daughter.  Scott is also a rabid Purdue basketball fan.  He and his wife, Brooke, live in Oklahoma City with their daughter Rylee.  

Scott’s research interests include resiliency to trauma and how relationships interact to promote and predict resiliency. Scott practices from a relational psychoanalytic perspective and is particularly interested in how social support interacts with faith and effects resilience.  Scott completed his thesis on Relational Predictors of Resiliency Following Trauma, which finished 1st at the Oklahoma Psychological Societies annual graduate competition. He also presented his thesis at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s annual national conference in San Diego.  

Courses taught:
   Graduate courses:

  • PSY5333- Introduction to Counseling

   Undergraduate courses:

  • PSY1113 - General Psychology I
  • PSY1131 - General Psychology Laboratory
  • PSY 4263 - Techniques of Counseling

Current Scholarship

In 2011, Scott presented his thesis entitled Relational Predictors of Resiliency Following Trauma at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Psychological Society.  Scott's thesis placed first in the graduate competition.  Scott went on to present his thesis at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual conference in San Diego in January of 2012.  Currently, Scott and his adviser Dr. Alicia Limke, are preparing his thesis for publication.  Scott is also currently developing a scale created for his thesis that will measure the specific elements of social support that individual's report as being the most helpful during a crisis.  Scott is developing this scale with Dr. Ron Wright and Dr. Alicia Limke and looks to present his findings at the 2013 annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in New Orleans.