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Assistant Director, Graduate Programs in Counseling - Bethany

Contact Information
Office Location: Don Beaver Science Building, Fourth Floor, Room 427
Office Number: (405) 491-6360

Curriculum Vitae


  • 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 sexual assault on college campuses.  Scott was a part of research team that examined sexual assault on college campuses and how to prevent growing rates of sexual assault on college campuses. Scott's dissertation is examining the effects of sexual assault on PTSD and how the types of responses received during the sexual reporting process exacerbate PTSD symptomology. 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.  Scott's master's thesis was accepted for publication in the Journal for Relationships Research in April of 2017.  

Clinically, Scott practices from a integrative theoretical perspective that is informed by relational-cultural, feminist, humanistic, interpersonal, and psychodynamic perspectives.  Scott has worked clinically in community mental health, private practice, university counseling centers, and will be attending the Oklahoma City V.A. Medical Center for his pre-doctoral internship.  

Courses taught:
    Graduate courses:

  • PSY 5333- Introduction to Counseling
  • PSY 6196 - Internship
  • PSY 6243 - Marriage and Family Therapy
  • PSY 5223 - Career Counseling and Assessment Techniques

   Undergraduate courses:

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


Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage