Dr. Deanne C. Ray
University of North Texas
Counseling and Higher Education
(940) 565-3864
Email:

Education

PhD, University of North Texas, 1998.
Major: Counselor Education
MEd, Vanderbilt University, 1990.
Major: Human Development Counseling
BS, Vanderbilt University, 1989.
Major: Human Development/Secondary Education (Cum Laude)

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Elaine Millikan Mathes Professor in Early Childhood Education, University of North Texas. (2019 – Present).
Director, Center for Play Therapy, University of North Texas. (2017 – Present).

Licensures and Certifications

Certified Child Centered Play Therapist, Center for Play Therapy. (2016 – Present).

Certified Child Parent Relationship Therapist, Center for Play Therapy. (2016 – Present).

Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor, Association for Play Therapy. (1999 – Present).

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Texas State Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors. (1998 – Present).

National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors. (1990 – Present).

Professional Memberships

Past President 2013-14; President 2012-2013; Secretary 2010-2012, Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. (2010 – Present).

Chi Sigma Iota. (2010 – Present).

Association for Specialists in Group Work. (2004 – Present).

Texas Association for Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development. (1999 – Present).

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (1998 – Present).

Association for Humanistic Counseling. (1998 – Present).

Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (1998 – Present).

Texas Association for Play Therapy. (1998 – Present).

Texas Counseling Association. (1998 – Present).

Texas School Counseling Association. (1998 – Present).

Association for Play Therapy. (1997 – Present).

American Counseling Association. (1994 – Present).

American School Counselor Association. (19982013).

North Texas Association for Play Therapy. (20032004).

Northeast Texas Counseling Association. (19982001).

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Supervisor Award, Chi Sigma Iota Rho Kappa Chapter. (20132013).

Top 25 Women Professors in Texas, Online Schools of Texas. (20132013).

President's Council University Teaching Award, University of North Texas. (20122012).

Chi Sigma Iota Rho Kappa Chapter Outstanding Research Award, Chi Sigma UNT Chapter. (20112011).

American Counselor Education and Supervision's Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (20102010).

Chi Sigma Iota Rho Kappa Chapter Outstanding Faculty Award, Chi Sigma UNT Chapter. (20102010).

Outstanding Counselor Educator, Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (20102010).

Texas Counseling Association Distinguished Service Award, Texas Counseling Association. (20102010).

University of North Texas College of Education Excellence in Research Award, UNT College of Education. (20102010).

University of North Texas Teacher Scholar Award, University of North Texas. (20102010).

Outstanding Alumni for Excellence in Profession, University of North Texas. (20082008).

Outstanding Research Award, Association for Play Therapy. (20082008).

'Fessor Graham Award – Highest honor awarded to UNT faculty members from the student body, University of North Texas. (20072007).

Nancy Guillory Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to, Texas Association for Play Therapy. (20062006).

Outstanding Research Award, Texas Counseling Association. (20062006).

American Counselor Education and Supervision, American Counselor Education and Supervision. (20052005).

Distinguished Service Award, Texas Counseling Association. (20052005).

Distinguished Service Award, Texas Counseling Association. (20022002).

State Emerging Leader, Texas Counseling Association. (20002000).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
COUN 5000, Filial Therapy, 2 courses.
COUN 5640, Play Based Group and Family Counseling, 11 courses.
COUN 5690, Practicum in Counseling, 2 courses.
COUN 5700, Introduction to Play Therapy, 7 courses.
COUN 5721, Internship in Counseling II, 2 courses.
COUN 5760, Appraisal in Child and Adolescent Counseling, 3 courses.
COUN 5770, Counseling in the Elementary School, 9 courses.
COUN 5800, Studies in Education, 12 courses.
COUN 5900, Special Problems, 15 courses.
COUN 6021, Advanced Practicum, in Counseling I., 1 course.
COUN 6031, Internship, 5 courses.
COUN 6032, Internship, 6 courses.
COUN 6090, Counselor Supervision, 5 courses.
COUN 6125, Quantitative Research in Counseling Specialty Area, 1 course.
COUN 6130, Research in Counseling, 8 courses.
COUN 6155, Applying Quantitative Research Concepts in Play Therapy, 2 courses.
COUN 6210, Counseling Principles and Process I, 2 courses.
COUN 6220, Counseling Principles and Process II : Consultation Emphasis, 1 course.
COUN 6230, Counseling Principles and Process III : Systems Emphasis, 1 course.
COUN 6240, Counseling Principles and Process IV : Career Emphasis, 6 courses.
COUN 6250, Counseling Principles and Process V: Crisis Emphasis, 7 courses.
COUN 6260, Counseling Principles and Process VI: Capstone, 7 courses.
COUN 6630, Advanced Play Therapy, 6 courses.
COUN 6900, Special Problems, 67 courses.
COUN 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 71 courses.
HDFS 3996, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, 1 course.

Directed Student Learning

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Depth in supervision: The role of relational depth and supervisory working alliance in predicting counselor self-efficacy," Counseling and Higher Education. (2022).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Using Gottman’s Sound Relationship House Scales to Assess the impact of safe conversations workshops," Counseling and Higher Education. (2022).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Assessing the clinical experiences and attitudes of play therapists working with children of parental substance use," Counseling and Higher Education. (December 2021).

Dissertation Committee Member, Counseling and Higher Education. (December 2021).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Impact of child-centered play therapy on the mindful expressions and social-emotional competencies of head start preschoolers," Counseling and Higher Education. (August 2021).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Exploring experiences of emotionally focused therapists serving interabled couples: An interpretative phenomenological analysis," Counseling and Higher Education. (August 2021).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Outdoor child-centered play therapy with attention and social-emotional competencies in children," Counseling and Higher Education. (May 2021).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Involving children in the assessment process: Experiences of a developmentally appropriate feedback model," Counseling and Higher Education. (May 2021).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Effectiveness of child-centered play therapy on childhood depression," Counseling and Higher Education. (May 2020).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Development and exploration of the Crucial Cs self-report instrument," Counseling and Higher Education. (May 2020).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"A historical biography of Virginia Axline," Counseling and Higher Education. (May 2020).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Impact of child-centered play therapy on academic achievement of children in poverty," Counseling and Higher Education. (May 2020).

Dissertation Committee Member, Counseling and Higher Education. (May 2020).

Dissertation Committee Member, Counseling and Higher Education. (May 2020).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"The client-counselor encounter: Assessing relational depth and motivation to change in substance use disorder treatment.," Counseling and Higher Education. (2019).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Child-centered play therapy and adverse childhood experiences: Effectiveness on impulsivity and inattention.," Counseling and Higher Education. (2019).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"The impact of child-teacher relationship training for early childhood educators: The role of the relationship.," Counseling and Higher Education. (2019).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Adventure in the classroom: Role and practices of adventure therapy in school counseling curriculum," Counseling and Higher Education. (2018).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, Honors College. (2017).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Empirical benchmarks for interpreting effect sizes in child counseling research," Counseling and Higher Education. (2017).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Characteristics of mothers among counselor educators," Counseling and Higher Education. (2017).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"The experience of language use for second generation, bilingual, Mexican American, 5th grade students," Counseling and Higher Education. (2017).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Child-centered play therapy with children affected by adverse childhood experiences: A single case design," Counseling and Higher Education. (2017).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Social emotional competencies of African American children: Impact of child-centered play therapy," Counseling and Higher Education. (2016).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Child centered play therapy with children exhibiting aggressive behaviors," Counseling and Higher Education. (2016).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, Art Education and Art History. (20132016).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"A canonical correlational analysis exploring characteristics of children presenting to counseling for grief and loss," Counseling and Higher Education. (2015).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Intensive short-term child centered play therapy and externalizing behaviors in children," Counseling and Higher Education. (2015).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Impact of child-centered group play therapy on social emotional assets of kindergarten children," Counseling and Higher Education. (2015).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Child centered play therapy parent services: A Q-methodological investigation," Counseling and Higher Education. (2014).

Dissertation Committee Chair,"Effects and mediation of child-centered play therapy on young children who are anxious," Counseling and Higher Education. (2014).

Dissertation Committee Co-Chair,"Play therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder: A single-case design," Counseling and Higher Education. (2014).

Other,"Confirming the constructs of the Child Interpersonal Relationship and Attitudes assessment.,". (20132013).

Other,"Congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathic understanding in child-centered play,". (20132013).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, TRIO Center for Student Development. (20122013).

Other,"Effects of a self-care intervention for counselors on compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction.,". (20122012).

Other,"The emotional needs of mothers of multiple birth children.,". (20122012).

Other,"Latino students’ school counseling needs: An exploratory needs assessment.,". (20122012).

Other,"Parents of children with high-functioning autism: Experiences in child-parent relationship,". (20112011).

Other,"Effectiveness of child-centered play therapy on problem behaviors of children with intellectual,". (20112011).

Other,"Effects of a play-based teacher consultation (PBTC) on interpersonal skills of elementary,". (20112011).

Other,"An investigation of perceptions of Christian seminary counseling students regarding play,". (20102010).

Other,"A mixed methods approach to the experiences of non-offending parents of children who have,". (20102010).

Other,"An examination of parents' preferred school counselor professional activities,". (20102010).

Other,"Development of the parent assessment instrument for child centered play therapy,". (20102010).

Other,"Impact of play therapy on child academic achievement, self-concept, and student-teacher relationship,". (20092009).

Other,"Children in therapy: Evaluation of university-based play therapy clinical services.,". (20092009).

Other,"An Exploration Study of the Relationship Between Effectiveness of Filial Therapy and Group Cohesion,". (20082008).

Other,"Ego development and theoretical orientation among counseling students,". (20082008).

Other,"Relationship between child-centered play therapy and developmental levels of young children: A single case analysis,". (20072007).

Other,"An investigation of beliefs and practices of conservative Protestants and the cultural applicability of child parent relationship therapy.,". (20072007).

Other,"The effects of a human developmental counseling application curriculum on content integration, application, and cognitive complexity for counselor trainees.,". (20072007).

Other,"Effectiveness of child-centered play therapy and person-centered teacher consultation on ADHD behavioral problems of elementary school children: A single case design.,". (20072007).

Other,"Impact of child-centered play therapy on children of different developmental stages,". (20062006).

Other,"The impact of using Child Teacher Relationship Training skills on student classroom behavior,". (20062006).

Other,"Effectiveness of child-centered play therapy with Japanese children in the U.S.,". (20062006).

Other,"Effects of a trained therapy dog in child-centered play therapy on children's biobehavioral measures of anxiety.,". (20052005).

Other,"Group sandtray therapy at school with preadolescents identified with behavioral difficulties,". (20052005).

Other,"Effects of culturally responsive child-centered play therapy compared to curriculum-based small group counseling with elementary-age Hispanic children experiencing externalizing and internalizing behavior problems: A preliminary study,". (20042004).

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Mentor Award, Chi Sigma Iota Rho Kappa Chapter. (April 2020 – Present).

University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of North Texas. (2019).

Outstanding Humanistic Educator/Supervisor Award, Association for Humanistic Counseling. (20152015).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Ray, D. C. (2023). Ray, D. (2023). Playful education: Using play therapy strategies to elevate your classroom. Routledge..
Ray, D. C. (2022). Ray, D., Ogawa, Y., & Cheng, Y. (Eds.). (2022). Multicultural play therapy: Making the most of cultural opportunities. Routledge..
Ray, D. C. (2016). Ray, D. (Ed.). (2016). A therapist’s guide to child development: The extraordinarily normal years. New York: Routledge..
Sweeney, D., Baggerly, ., Ray, D. C. (2014). Sweeney, D., Baggerly, J., & Ray, D. (2014). Group play therapy: A dynamic approach. New York: Routledge. New York: Routledge.
Ray, D. C. (2011). Advanced play therapy: Essential conditions, knowledge, and skills for child practice. New York: Routledge.
Baggerly, J., Ray, D. C., Bratton, S. (2010). Child-centered play therapy research: The evidence base for e ffective practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Ray, D. C. (2009). Child centered play therapy treatment manual. Royal Oak, MI: Self Esteem Shop.
Engels, D., Barrio Minton, C., Ray, D. C. (2009). The professional counselor: Portfolio, competencies, performance guidelines, and assessment. (4), . Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
Landreth, G., Sweeney, D., Ray, D. C., Homeyer, L., Glover, G. (2007). Play therapy interventions with children's problems: Case studies with DSM-IV-TR diagnoses. Chinese translation.. Chinese Connection Agency.
Landreth, G., Sweeney, D., Ray, D. C., Homeyer, L., Glover, G. (2005). Play therapy interventions with children's problems. (2), . Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing.
Engels, D. W., Altekruse, M. K., Berg, R., Bratton, S. C., Chandler, C. K., Coy, D. R., Durodoye, B., Gieda, M., Harris, H., Holden, J. M., Kern, C. W., Norton, E. D., Ray, D. C. (2004). The professional counselor: Portfolio, competencies, performance guidelines and assessment. (3), . American Counseling Association.
Book Chapter
Ray, D. C. (2022). Ogawa, Y., Cheng, Y., & Ray, D. (2022). Cultural opportunities and comfort in play therapy. In D. Ray, Y. Ogawa, & Y. Cheng (Eds.), Multicultural play therapy: Making the most of cultural opportunities. Routledge..
Ray, D. C. (2022). Ray, D., Chung, R., Turner, K., & Aguilar, E. (2022). The multicultural playroom: A Delphi study. In D. Ray, Y. Ogawa, & Y. Cheng (Eds.), Multicultural play therapy: Making the most of cultural opportunities. Routledge..
Ray, D. C. (2022). Ray, D., Ogawa, Y., & Cheng, Y. (2022). Cultural humility and the play therapist. In D. Ray, Y. Ogawa, & Y. Cheng (Eds.), Multicultural play therapy: Making the most of cultural opportunities. Routledge..
Ray, D. C. (2020). Ray, D. (2020). Perspective, process, and practice questions. In R. Grant, J. Stone, & C. Mellethin (Eds.), Play therapy theories and perspectives: Diversity of thought in the field. New York, NY: Routledge..
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D. C., & Robinson, H. (2019). The clinic as the classroom: Blending educational and clinical preparation in play therapy. In E. Dugan, K. Vaughn, & K. Camelford (Eds.), Developing and Sustaining Play Therapy Clinics (pp. 109-130). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-8226-7.ch004.
Ray, D. C. (2018). Ray, D. (2018). Endings. In M. Robson, & S. Pattison (Eds.), The handbook of counselling children and young people (2nd ed.) (pp. 232-248). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage..
Ray, D. C. (2018). Ray, D. (2018). Randomized controlled trials. In C. Wachter Morris, & K. Wester (Eds.), Making research relevant: Applied research designs for the mental health practitioner (pp. 125-140). New York, NY: Routledge..
Ray, D. C. (2018). Ray, D., & Lankford, C. (2018). Relational transformation: Child-centered play therapy with pre- and early adolescents. In. E. Green, J. Baggerly, & A. Myrick (Eds.), Play therapy with preteens (pp. 89-105). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield..
Ray, D. C. (2017). Opiola, K., & Ray, D. (2017). Child-centered play therapy with children who are dying. In L. Rubin (Ed.), Handbook of medical play therapy and child life: Clinical interventions for children and adolescent (pp. 195-217). New York: Routledge..
Ray, D. C. (2017). Ray, D. (2017). Relating when relating is hard: Working with aggression in play therapy. In S. Daniel & C. Trevarthen (Eds.), Rhythms of relating in children’s therapies (pp. 188-206). London, UK: Jessica Kingsley..
Ray, D. C. (2016). Bratton, S., & Ray, D. (2016). Future directions for empirically supported play interventions. In L. Reddy, T. Files-Hall, & C. Schaefer (Eds.), Empirically based play interventions for children (2nd ed.) (265-284). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association..
Ray, D. C. (2016). Ray, D., & Bratton, S. (2016). Child centered play therapy for school prevention. In L. Reddy, T. Files-Hall, & C. Schaefer (Eds.), Empirically based play interventions for children (2nd ed.) (pp. 55-73). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association..
Ray, D. C. (2016). Ray, D., & Jayne, K. (2016). Humanistic psychotherapy with children. In D. Cain, K. Keenan, & S. Rubin (Eds), Humanistic psychotherapies: Handbook of research and practice (pp. 387-418). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association..
Ray, D. C. (2016). Ray, D., & Stulmaker, H. (2016). Methodologies suited to the study of play therapy. In K. O’Connor, L. Braverman, & C. Schaefer (Eds.), Handbook of play therapy (pp. 631-650). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley..
Ray, D. C. (2016). Ray, D., Stulmaker, H., & Bratton, S. (2016). Anxiety disorders. In B. Flamez & C. Sheperis (Eds.), Diagnosing and treating children and adolescents: A guide for mental health professionals (pp. 235-258). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley..
Ojiambo, D., Taylor, L., Ray, D. C. (2016). The extraordinary 10-year-old.. The extraordinary 10-year-old. In D. C. Ray (Ed.), Therapist's guide to child development: The extraordinarily normal years (pp. 136-151). New York, NY: Routledge..
Wilson, B., Ray, D. C. (2016). The extraordinary nine-year-old. A therapist’s guide to child development: The extraordinary ordinary years. New York, NY: Routledge.
Ray, D. C. (2015). Paz, M., & Ray, D. (2015). Garden of care. In S. Degges-White & B. Colon (Eds.), Expressive arts interventions for school counselors (291-293). New York, NY: Springer..
Ray, D. C. (2015). Ray, D. (2015). Endings. In M. Robson, S. Pattison, & A. Beynon (Eds.), The handbook for counseling children and young people (pp. 229-243). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications..
Ray, D. C. (2015). Ray, D. (2015). Research in play therapy: Empirical support for practice. In D. Crenshaw and A. Stewart (Eds), Play Therapy: A comprehensive guide to theory and practice (pp. 467-482). New York: Guilford..
Ray, D. C. (2015). Ray, D., & Landreth, G. (2015). Child centered play therapy. In D. Crenshaw and A. Stewart (Eds.), Play therapy: A comprehensive guide to theory and practice (pp. 3-16). New York: Guilford..
Ray, D. C. (2014). Bratton, S., Ray, D., Lindo, N., Landreth, G. (2014). Terapia de juego centrada en el niño (TJCN): Teoría, investigación y práctica, en Segrera, Alberto S., Jeffrey H.D. Cornelius-White, Michael Behr y Silvia Lombardi (Editores): Consultorías y psicoterapias centradas en la persona y experienciales, Buenos Aires, Gran Aldea Editores, pp. 249-269..
Ray, D. C., Sullivan, J., Carlson, S. (2012). Relational intervention: Child centered play therapy with children on t he autism spectrum. L. Gallo-Lopez & L. Rubin (Eds.), Play-based interventions for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. 159-175. New York: Routledge.
Ray, D. C. (2010). Challenges and barriers to implementing play therapy in schools. A. Drewes & C. Schaefer (Eds.), School-Based Play Therapy. 73-88. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
Ray, D. C., Edwards, N. (2010). Play therapy effect on relationship stress. J. Baggerly, D. Ray, & S. Bratton (Eds.), Child-centered play therapy research: The evidence base for effective practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Ray, D. C. (2010). Play therapy with children exhibiting ADHD. J. Baggerly, D. Ray, & S. Bratton (Eds.), Child- centered play therapy research: The evidence base for effective practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Ray, D. C., Bratton, S. (2010). What the research shows about play therapy: Twenty-first century update. J. Baggerly, D. Ray, & S. Bratton (Eds.), Child-centered play therapy research: The evidence base for effective practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Ray, D. C. (2009). Challenges and barriers to implementing play therapy in schools. A. Drewes & C. Schaefer School-Based Play Therapy. 73-88. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
Bratton, S., Ray, D. C., Landreth, G. (2008). Play Therapy. A. Gross (Ed.) Handbook of clinical psychology, Vol2: children and adolescents. 577-625, . Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
Ray, D. C., Schottelkorb, A. (2008). Practical person-centered theory application in the schools. A. Vernon & T. Kottman Counseling Theories: Practical Applications with Children and Adolescents in School.
Ray, D. C., Ogawa, Y. (2008). Supervision of Group Play Therapy. A. Drewes & J. Mullen (Eds.) Supervision can be playful. 159-171. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Ray, D. C. (2006). Evidence-based play therapy. C. Schaefer & C. Schaefer (Eds.), Contemporary Play Therapy. 136-157. New York: Guilford.
Ray, D. C. (2006). Play therapy supervision. T.K. Neill (Ed.), Helping Others Help Children: Clinical Supervision of Child Psychotherapy. 89-108. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Bratton, S., Ray, D. C. (2001). Humanistic play therapy. D. Cain & J. Seeman (Eds.), Humanistic psychotherapies: Handbook of research and practice. 369-402. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Ray, D. C. (2001). The title of therapy. H. Kaduson, & C. Schaefer (Eds.), 101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.
Bratton, S., Ray, D. C. (1999). Group puppetry. D. Sweeney, & L. Homeyer (Eds.), Handbook of group play therapy: How to do it, how it works, whom it's best for. 267-277. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Book Review
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D. (2019). Review/endorsement. Tucker, C. (2020). Counseling at the beginning: Interventions and issues in infancy and early childhood. New York, NY: Routledge..
Ray, D. C. (2018). Ray, D. (2018). Review/endorsement. Kottman, T., & Meany-Walen, K. (2018). Doing play therapy. New York, NY: Guilford Press..
Ray, D. C. (2017). Ray, D. (2017). Review/endorsement. Courtney, J., & Nolan, R. (2017). Touch in child counseling and play therapy. New York, NY: Routledge..
Ray, D. C. (2017). Ray, D. (2017). Review/endorsement. Malchiodi, C., & Crenshaw, D. (2017). What to do when children clam up in psychotherapy. New York, NY: Guilford..
Ray, D. C. (2009). Play Therapy Theory and Practice: Comparing Theories and Techniques.. (14), . Play Therapy Magazine.
Broadcast Media
Ray, D. C. (2020). Ray, D., & McClintock, D. (2020). Play in the Everyday Season 4 Podcast. cpt.unt.edu.
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D., & McClintock, D. (2019). Play in the Everyday: Season 3. Podcast. Cpt.unt.edu.
Ray, D. C. (2018). Ray, D., & McClintock, D. (2018). Play in the Everyday: Season 2. Podcast. Cpt.unt.edu.
Ray, D. C. (2017). Ray, D., & McClintock, D. (2017). Play in the Everyday: Season 1. Podcast. Cpt.unt.edu.
Journal Article
Ray, D. C. (2022). Burgin, E., & Ray, D. (2022). Child-centered play therapy and childhood depression: An effectiveness study in schools. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi:10.1007/s10826-021-02198-6. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
Ray, D. C. (2022). Ray, D. C., Burgin, E., Gutierrez, D., Ceballos, P., & Lindo, N. (2022). Child‐centered play therapy and adverse childhood experiences: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Counseling & Development, 100(2), 134–145. doi:10.1002/jcad.12412. Journal of Counseling and Development.
Ray, D. C. (2022). Tapia, F. J. L., Ray, D. C., Allan, R., & Reyes, A. G. (2022). Emotionally focused therapists’ experiences serving interabled couples in couple therapy: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12594.
Ray, D. C. (2022). Weeks, S. E., & Ray, D. C. (2022). Creativity in child assessment practices: Experiences with a developmentally-appropriate feedback model. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/15401383.2022.2076000.
Ray, D. C. (2021). Ray, D., Lankford, C., McCullough, R., & Woehler, E. (2021). Exploring counselor experiences of training in relational depth: An interpretive phenomenological inquiry. Journal of Counseling & Development, 99, 84-95.. Journal of Counseling and Development.
Ray, D. C. (2021). Taylor, L., & Ray, D. C. (2021). Child-centered play therapy and social–emotional competencies of African American children: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Play Therapy, 30(2), 74–85. https://doi-org.libproxy.library.unt.edu/10.1037/pla0000152.
Ray, D. C. (2021). Walker, K., Ray, D., & Lollar, S. (2021). Integrating Humanistic Counseling and Ecotherapy. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research. 1-16. 10.1080/15566382.2021.1949209.. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, & Research.
Taylor, L. K., Ray, D. C. (2021). Child-Centered Play Therapy and Social-Emotional Competencies of African American Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial International Journal of Play Therapy. International Journal of Play Therapy. 30(2), 74-85.
Ray, D. C. (2020). Burgin, E. E., & Ray, D. C. (2020). Military-connected children: Applying the competencies for counseling military populations. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 6, 124-136. https://doi-org.libproxy.library.unt.edu/10.1080/23727810.2020.1729011. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling.
Ray, D. C. (2020). Haas, S. C., & Ray, D. C. (2020). Child-centered play therapy with children affected by adverse childhood experiences: A single-case design. International Journal of Play Therapy, 29(4), 223–236. https://doi-org.libproxy.library.unt.edu/10.1037/pla0000135. International Journal of Play Therapy.
Ray, D. C. (2020). Lee, K. R., & Ray, D. C. (2020). Child-centered play therapy parent services: A Q-methodological investigation. International Journal of Play Therapy, 29(3), 131–143. https://doi-org.libproxy.library.unt.edu/10.1037/pla0000120. International Journal of Play Therapy.
Ray, D. C. (2020). Ray, D. C., Angus, E., Robinson, H., Kram, K., Tucker, S., Haas, S., & McClintock, D. (2020). Relationship between adverse childhood experiences, social-emotional competencies, and problem behaviors among elementary-aged children. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 6(1), 70–82. https://doi-org.libproxy.library.unt.edu/10.1080/23727810.2020.1719354. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling.
Ray, D. C. (2020). Turner, R., Schoeneberg, C., Ray, D., & Lin, Y.-W. (2020). Establishing play therapy competencies: A Delphi study. International Journal of Play Therapy, 29(4), 177–190. https://doi-org.libproxy.library.unt.edu/10.1037/pla0000138. International Journal of Play Therapy.
Ray, D. C. (2020). Webster, L. C., Holden, J. M., Ray, D. C., Price, E., & Hastings, T. M. (2020). The impact of psychotherapeutic reiki on anxiety. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 15, 311-326. https://libproxy.library.unt.edu:2147/10.1080/15401383.2019.1688214. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.
Ray, D. C. (2019). Blalock, S. M., Lindo, N., & Ray, D. C. (2019). Individual and group child‐centered play therapy: Impact on social‐emotional competencies. Journal of Counseling & Development, 97(3), 238–249.. Journal of Counseling and Development. 97, 238-249.
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D. (2019). The child and the counselor: Relational humanism in the playroom and beyond. The Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 58, 68-82.. Journal of Humanistic Counseling. 58, 68-82.
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D. C. (2019). The encounter group in counseling training: Is it therapy? Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 18, 314-324.. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. 18, 314-324.
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D., Lankford, C., McCullough, R., & Woehler, E. (2019). Relational depth in counselor education. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, & Research, 46, 77-90.. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, & Research.
Ray, D. C. (2019). Tapia-Fuselier, J. L., Jr., & Ray, D. C. (2019). Culturally and linguistically responsive play therapy: Adapting child-centered play therapy for Deaf children. International Journal of Play Therapy. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pla0000091 SJR h-index = 25. International Journal of Play Therapy. 28, 79-87.
Blalock, S., Lindo, N. A., Ray, D. (2019). Individual and Group Child-centered Play Therapy: Impact on Social-Emotional Competencies. Journal of Counseling and Development. 97, 238-249.
Ray, D. C. (2018). Agarwal, S., & Ray, D. (2018). Play therapy in residential treatment centers for children. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0886571X.2018.1536496 SJR h-index = 18.
Ray, D. C. (2018). Ener, E., & Ray, D. (2018). Exploring characteristics of children presenting to counseling for grief and loss. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 860-871.. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
Ray, D. C. (2018). Ray, D., & Cheng, Y. (2018). Child-centered group play therapy: Therapeutic power of relationship. Journal of Taiwan Play Therapy..
Ray, D. C. (2018). Wilson, B., & Ray, D. (2018). Child Centered Play Therapy: Aggression, empathy, and self-regulation. Journal of Counseling & Development, 96, 399-409. Impact factor: .545 SJR H-index = 64. Journal of Counseling and Development. 96, 399-409.
Ray, D. C. (2017). Parker, M., & Ray, D. (2017). School counseling needs of Latino students. Journal of School Counseling, 15(16). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v15n16.pdf. Journal of School Counseling. 15, .
Ray, D. C. (2017). Ray, D., Lilly, J.P., Gallina, N., MacIan, P., & Wilson, B. (2017). Evaluation of Bikers Against Child Abuse program: A community intervention for child abuse victims. Evaluation and Program Planning, 65, 124-130..
Ray, D. C. (2017). Ray, D., Purswell, K., Haas, S., & Aldrete, C. (2017). Child-centered play therapy Research Integrity Checklist: Development, reliability, and use. International Journal of Play Therapy, 26, 207-217.. International Journal of Play Therapy.
Ray, D. C. (2017). Ritzi, R., Ray, D., Schumann, B. (2017). Intensive short-term child centered play therapy and externalizing behaviors in children. International Journal of Play Therapy, 26, 33-46.. International Journal of Play Therapy.
Ray, D. C. (2016). Cheng, Y., & Ray, D. (2016). Child centered group play therapy: Impact on social emotional assets of Kindergarten children. Journal for Specialists in Group Work. DOI: 10.1080/01933922.2016.1197350.
Ray, D. C. (2016). Jayne, K., & Ray, D. (2016). Child-centered play therapy as a comprehensive school counseling approach: Directions for research and practice. Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 15, 5-18..
Ray, D. C. (2016). Ray, D., Huffman, D., Christian, D., & Wilson, B. (2016). Experiences of male counselor educators: An exploratory study of relationship boundaries. The Professional Counselor, 6, 107-120.. The Professional Counselor. 6, 107-120.
Ray, D. C., Huffman, D. D., Christian, D., Wilson, B. Relationship boundaries: Complex roles of the male counselor educator. The Professional Counselor.
Ray, D. C. (2015). Dillman Taylor, D., Ray, D., & Henson, R. (2015). Development and factor structure of the Adlerian Personality Priority Assessment. Archives of Assessment Psychology, 5, 23-36..
Ray, D. C. (2015). Jayne, K., & Ray, D. (2015). Play therapists’ demonstration of the attitudinal conditions in child-centered play therapy. Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 14, 119-136.
Ray, D. C. (2015). Jayne, K., & Ray, D. (2015). Therapist-provided conditions in child-centered play therapy. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 54, 86-103.
Ray, D. C. (2015). Ray, D. (2015). Launching a new era for child and adolescent counselors. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 1, 1-2..
Ray, D. C. (2015). Ray, D. (2015). Single case research design and analysis: Counseling applications. Journal of Counseling & Development, 93, 394-402..
Ray, D. C. (2015). Ray, D., Armstrong, S., Balkin, R., & Jayne, K. (2015). Child centered play therapy in the schools: Review and meta-analysis. Psychology in the Schools, 52, 107-123..
Ray, D. C. (2015). Stulmaker, H., & Ray, D. (2015). Child centered play therapy with young children who are anxious: A controlled trial. Children and Youth Services Review, 57, 127-133..
Ray, D. C. (2015). Ware Balch, J., & Ray, D. (2015). Emotional assets of children with autism spectrum disorder: A single case therapeutic outcome experiment. Journal of Counseling & Development, 93, 429-439..
Ray, D. C. (2014). Purswell, K., & Ray, D. (2014). Research with small samples: Considerations for single case and randomized small group experimental designs. Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, 5, 116-126..
Ray, D. C. (2014). Ray, D., Jayne, K., & Miller, R. (2014). Master counselors as teachers: Clinical experiences of counselor educators. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 36, 78-93.
Ray, D. C. (2014). Ray, D., Jayne, K., & Stulmaker, H. (2014). A way of being in the playroom: Experience-expression congruence model (EECM). International Journal of Play Therapy, 23, 18-30.
Ray, D. C. (2014). Scholl, M., Ray, D., & Brady-Amoon, P. (2014). Humanistic counseling process, outcomes, and research. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 53, 218-239..
Ray, D. C. (2014). Swan, K., & Ray, D. (2014). Effects of child-centered play therapy on irritability and hyperactivity behaviors of children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 53, 120-133..
Ray, D. C., Stulmaker, H., Lee, K., Silverman, W. (2013). Child centered play therapy and impairment: Exploring relationships and constructs. International Journal of Play Therapy. 22, 13-27.
Holliman, R., Ray, D. C. (2013). Development of the Child Interpersonal Relationship and Attitudes Assessment (CIRAA). International Journal of Play Therapy. 22, 59-74.
Wilder, C., Ray, D. C. (2013). Parent preferences for secondary school counselor activities. Journal of Professional Counseling. 40, 12-24.
Ray, D. C., Lee, K., Meany-Walen, K., Carlson, S., Carnes-Holt, K., Ware, J. (2013). Use of toys in child centered play therapy. International Journal of Play Therapy. 22, 43-57.
Ray, D. C., Lee, C., Meany-Walen, K., Carlson, S., Carnes Holt, K., Ware, J. (2013). Use of toys in child-centered play therapy. International Journal of Play Therapy. 22, 43-57.
Foster, R., Ray, D. C. (2012). Ethical issues in determining authorship credit in published faculty-student collaborations. Counseling & Values. 57, 214-228.
Blanco, P., Ray, D. C., Holliman, R. (2012). Long-term child centered play therapy and academic achievement of children: A follow-up study. International Journal of Play Therapy. 21, 1-13.
Tsai, M., Ray, D. C. (2011). Children in therapy: Learning from evaluation of university-based community counseling clinical services. Children and Youth Services Review. 33(6), 901-09.
Blanco, P., Ray, D. C. (2011). Play therapy in the schools: A best practice for improving academic achievement. Journal of Counseling and Development. 89, 235-242.
Tsai, M., Ray, D. C. (2011). Play therapy outcome prediction: An exploratory study at a university-based clinic. International Journal of Play Therapy. 20(2), 94-108.
Ray, D. C., Hull, D., Thacker, A., Pace, L., Swan, K., Carlson, S., Sullivan, J. (2011). Research in counseling: A 10 year review to inform practice. Journal of Counseling and Development. 89, 349-359.
Ray, D. C., Schottelkorb, A. (2010). Single case design: A primer for play therapists. International Journal of Play Therapy. 19, 39-53.
Ray, D. C., Barrio Minton, C., Schottelkorb, A., Brown, A. (2010). Single-case design in child counseling research: Implications for counselor education. Counselor Education and Supervision. 49, 193-208.
Schottelkorb, A., Ray, D. C. (2009). ADHD symptom reduction in elementary students: A single-case effectiveness design. Professional School Couseling Journal. 13, 11-22.
Ray, D. C., Blanco, P., Sullivan, J., Holliman, R. (2009). An Exploratory Study of Child-Centered Play Therapy with Aggressive Children. International Journal of Play Therapy. 18, 162-175.
Landreth, G., Ray, D. C., Bratton, S. (2009). Play therapy in elementary schools. Psychology in the Schools. 46, 281-289.
Helker, W., Ray, D. C. (2009). The Impact of Child Teacher Relationship Training on Teachers' and Aides' Use of Relationship-Building Skills and the Effects on Student Classroom Behavior. International Journal of Play Therapy. 18, 70-83.
Ray, D. C. (2008). Impact of play therapy on parent-child relationship stress in a mental health clinic setting. British Journal of Guidance & Counseling. 36, 165-187.
Ray, D. C., Henson, R., Schottelkorb, A., Brown, A., Muro, J. (2008). Impact of short-term and long-term play Education: Where, What, Who?. Counselor Education and Supervision. 48, 133-143.
Dougherty, J., Ray, D. C. (2007). Differential impact of play therapy on developmental levels of children. International Journal of Play Therapy. 16, 2-19.
Flahive, M., Ray, D. C. (2007). Effect of group sandtray therapy with preadolescents in a school setting. Journal for Specialists in Group Work. 32, 362-382.
Helker, W., Schottelkorb, A., Ray, D. C. (2007). Helping students and teachers CONNECT: An intervention model for school counselors. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, & Research. 35, 31-45.
Lambert, S., LeBlanc, M., Mullen, J., Ray, D. C., Baggerly, J., White, J., Kaplan, D. (2007). Learning more about those who play in session: The national play therapy in counseling practices project (Phase I). Journal of Counseling and Development. 85, .
Ray, D. C., Schottelkorb, A., Tsai, M. (2007). Play therapy with children exhibiting symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. International Journal of Play Therapy. 16, 95-111.
Ray, D. C. (2007). Two counseling interventions to reduce teacher-child relationship stress. Professional School Counseling. 10, 428-440.
Muro, J., Ray, D. C., Schottelkorb, A., Smith, M., Blanco, P. (2006). Quantitative analysis of long-term play therapy. International Journal of Play Therapy. 15, 35-58.
Lambert, S., LeBlanc, M., Mullen, J., Ray, D. C., Baggerly, J., White, J., Kaplan, D. (2005). Learning more about those who play in session: The national play therapy in counseling practices project (Phase I). International Journal of Play Therapy. 14, 7-23.
Ray, D. C., Armstrong, S., Warren, S., Balkin, R. (2005). Play therapy practices among elementary school counselors. Professional School Counseling. 8, 360-365.
Bratton, S., Ray, D. C., Rhine, T., Jones, L. (2005). The efficacy of play therapy with children: A meta-analytic review of treatment outcomes. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 36, 376-390.
Ray, D. C., Muro, J., Schumann, B. (2004). Play therapy in the schools: Lessons learned. International Journal of Play Therapy. 13, 79-100.
Ray, D. C., Perkins, S., Oden, K. (2004). Rosebush fantasy technique with elementary school students. Professional School Counseling. 7(4), 277-282.
Ray, D. C. (2004). Supervision of basic and advanced skills in play therapy. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, & Research. 32(2), 28-41.
Ray, D. C. (2002). Humanism: Its role in counseling and in the Texas Counseling Association. Texas Counseling Association Journal. 51, 5-7.
Ray, D. C. (2002). International Journal of Play Therapy: Changing for the future. International Journal of Play.
Bratton, S., Ray, D. C., Rhine, T., Jone, L. (2001). A meta-analysis of the play therapy outcome research from 1947 to the present: A brief summary. Association for Play Therapy Newsletter. 20, 28.
Ray, D. C., Bratton, S., Rhine, T., Jones, L. (2001). The effectiveness of play therapy:Responding to the critics. International Journal of Play Therapy. 10, 85-108.
Trusty, J., Ng, K., Ray, D. C. (2000). Choice of Holland's social type college majors for U.S. racial/ethnic groups. Journal of Career Development. 27, 49-64.
Ray, D. C., Altekruse, M. (2000). Counseling in the community college: A special issue. Community College Journal of Research & Practice. 24, .
Ray, D. C., Altekruse, M. (2000). Effectiveness of group supervision versus combined group and individual supervision. Counselor Education and Supervision. 40, 19-30.
Ray, D. C., Bratton, S., Brandt, M. (2000). Filial/family play therapy for single parents of young children attending community colleges. Community College Journal of Research & Practice. 24, 469-486.
Bratton, S., Ray, D. C. (2000). What the research shows about play therapy. International Journal of Play Therapy. 9, 47-88.
Altekruse, M., Ray, D. C. (1998). Counseling older adults: A special issue. Educational Gerontology. 24, .
Bratton, S., Ray, D. C., Moffit, K. (1998). Filial/family play therapy: An intervention of custodial grandparents and their grandchildren. Educational Gerontology. 24, 391-406.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Ray, D. C. (2020). Dugan, E., Ray, D., & Kenney-Noziska, S. (2020, June). Ethical considerations for implementing telemental health in play therapy. Play Therapy Magazine, 15, 34-37..
Ray, D. C. (2020). Lin, D., & Ray, D. (2020, Sept). Research on race and cultural responsiveness in play therapy. Play Therapy Magazine, 15, 13-14..
Ray, D. C. (2020). Ray, D., APT Board of Directors. (2020, March). Why play therapy is appropriate for children with symptoms of PTSD: 6 reasons why play therapy is an effective treatment choice for children with trauma. Play Therapy Magazine, 15, 4-7..
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D., & Landreth, G. (2019). Child-centered play therapy. Play Therapy Magazine, 14, 18-19.. 14, 18-19. Association for Play Therapy.
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D., & Lin, D. (2019). The meta effect in play therapy research. Play Therapy Magazine, 14, 3.. 14, 3. Association for Play Therapy.
Ray, D. C. (2018). Ray, D. (2018). Is my play therapy approach evidence-based? Play Therapy Magazine, 13, 8-9..
Ray, D. C. (2017). Ray, D. (2017). Play therapy: An evidence-based practice. Play Therapy Magazine, 12, 2..
Ray, D. C. (2016). Ray, D. (2016). Play therapy research: What’s coming up?. Play Therapy Magazine, 11, 4..
Ray, D. C. (2015). Ray, D. (2015). Play therapy research. Play Therapy Magazine, 10, 5..
Ray, D. C. (2012). New directions for play therapy research. University of North Texas: Faculty Perspectives. https://research.unt.edu/research-profiles/new-directions-play-therapy-research
Newsletter
Ray, D. C. (2020). Ray, D. (2020). Trauma, play therapy, research: The problem with misinformation. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/arts-and-health/202004/trauma-play-therapy-and-research.
Translation or Transcription
Ray, D. C. (2021). Ray, D. (Ed.). (2021). A therapist’s guide to child development: The extraordinarily normal years. Japanese translation..
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D. (2019). Advanced play therapy: Essential conditions, knowledge, and skills for child practice. Turkish translation..
Ray, D. C. (2019). Sweeney, D., Baggerly, J., & Ray, D. (2019). Group play therapy: A dynamic approach. Korean translation..
Ray, D. C. (2017). Sweeney, D., Baggerly, J., & Ray, D. (2017). Group play therapy: A dynamic approach. Chinese translation..
Ray, D. C. (2014). Ray, D. (2014). Advanced play therapy: Essential conditions, knowledge, and skills for child practice. Chinese translation..
Ray, D. C. (2013). Ray, D. (2013). Advanced play therapy: Essential conditions, knowledge, and skills for child practice. Korean translation..
Video and Audiovisual Material
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D. (2019). Child-centered play therapy: Developmental applications. Center for Play Therapy..
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D. (producer). (2019). Child-centered play therapy with children of Chinese cultures: A clinical session. Center for Play Therapy..
Ray, D. C. (2019). Ray, D. (producer). (2019). Child-centered play therapy with children of Latino cultures: A clinical session. Center for Play Therapy..
Ray, D. C. (2012). Play Therapy Supervision: Techniques and Demonstrations from a Child Centered Theoretical Model. Alexandria, VA: Microtraining.

Presentations Given

Invited Talk

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Plano Head Start, Ray, D. (2021, Feb). Child-parent relationship therapy: What’s it all about? Plano Head Start, Plano, TX., Plano Head Start, Online, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Little Elm Independent School District, Ray, D. (2020, January). Play therapy in the schools. Little Elm Independent School District Counseling Department, Little Elm, TX., Little Elm, TX, United States of America. (2020).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Rivera Elementary School, Ray, D. (2019, September). Trauma-informed practices for the classroom. Rivera Elementary School, Denton, TX., Denton, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Ann Windle School For Young Children, Ray, D. (2019, August). Trauma-informed practices for the classroom. Ann Windle School for Young Children, Denton, TX., Denton, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Hodge Elementary School, Ray, D. (2019, August). Trauma-informed practices for the classroom. Hodge Elementary School, Denton, TX., Denton, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Keynote/Plenary Address

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Oklahoma School Counseling Association Conference, Ray, D. (2018). Adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and play therapy. Oklahoma School Counseling Association., Oklahoma School Counseling Association, Stillwater, OK, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Oklahoma School Counseling Association Conference, Ray, D. (2018). Play and relationship: Meeting the needs of children and adolescents in school settings. Oklahoma School Counseling Association., Oklahoma School Counseling Association, Stillwater, OK, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Far West Chapter of Texas Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Ray, D. (2018). Adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and child-centered play therapy. Far West Chapter of Texas Association for Play Therapy., Far West Chapter of Texas Association for Play Therapy, El Paso, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Texas Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, Ray, D. (2018, March). Intervention research on a shoe-string budget. Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Research Symposium., Texas Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, Austin, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Asia-Pacific Conference on Play Therapy, Ray, D. (2017, November). Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. Asia-Pacific Conference on Play Therapy, Hong Kong., China. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Asia-Pacific Conference on Play Therapy, Ray, D. (2017, November). Finding themes in play therapy. Asia-Pacific Conference on Play Therapy, Hong Kong., China. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Asia-Pacific Conference on Play Therapy, Ray, D. (2017, November). Group play therapy. Asia-Pacific Conference on Play Therapy, Hong Kong., China. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), George Fox University Summer Institute, Ray, D. (2017, June). Developmentally savvy: The role of child development in your effectiveness as a play therapist. George Fox University Summer Institute., United States of America. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Humanistic Counseling Conference, Ray, D. (2016). A process of becoming: Intersections between authenticity and vulnerability in therapeutic relationships. Association for Humanistic Counseling, Portland, OR, May, United States of America. (2016).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute, Ray, D. (2016). Developmentally savvy: The role of child development in your effectiveness as a play therapist. Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute, Denton, TX, July, United States of America. (2016).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), University of Arkansas Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2016). Advanced play therapy methods for understanding and treating challenging children. University of Arkansas Play Therapy Conference, Fayetteville, AR, June., United States of America. (2016).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Studies of Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2015). Group play therapy: Applications in school and community settings. Center for Studies of Play Therapy, New Jersey City University, November, United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Lena Pope Talks Series, Ray, D. (2015). Play therapy: Counseling in the child’s language. Lena Pope Talks Series., United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), North Texas Association for Play Therapy Midwinter Conference, Ray, D. (2015). A therapist’s guide to development. North Texas Association for Play Therapy Mid-Winter Conference, January, United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), North Texas Association for Play Therapy Midwinter Conference, Ray, D. (2015). Playful meanings in play therapy. North Texas Association for Play Therapy Mid-Winter Conference, January, United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Chi Sigma Iota Conference, Marymount University, Ray, D. (2014). Child centered play therapy. Chi Sigma Iota, Marymount University, Arlington, VA, March, United States of America. (2014).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Idaho Initiative for Play Therapy Studies, Ray, D. (2014). Advanced play therapy: Deepening the relationship (2-day workshop). Idaho Initiative for Play Therapy Studies, November, United States of America. (2014).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Northwest Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute, Ray, D. (2014). Progress and supervision in play therapy. Northwest Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute, June, full-day (invited)., United States of America. (2014).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Taiwan Association for Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2014). Developing the play therapy professional identity. Taiwan Association for Play Therapy, Tainan, Taiwan, November, Taiwan. (2014).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Taiwan Association for Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2014). Progress and evaluation in play therapy. Taiwan Association for Play Therapy, Tainan, Taiwan, November, Taiwan. (2014).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Taiwan Association for Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2014). Supervision of play therapy. Taiwan Association for Play Therapy, Tainan, Taiwan, October, Taiwan. (2014).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Taiwan Association for Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2014). Themes in play therapy. Taiwan Association for Play Therapy, Taipei, Taiwan, November, Taiwan. (2014).

Lecture

Landreth, G. (Presenter), Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute, Landreth, G., & Ray, D. (2018). Challenges in child-centered play therapy. Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute, Denton, TX., Center for Play Therapy, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Child Life Council Webinar, Ray, D. (2015, September). Language of play: Indicators of concern. Child Life Council, webinar., United States of America. (2015).

Oral Presentation

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Arizona Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Ray, D. (2022). The multicultural playroom: Intentionality and steps to ensure your playroom is culturally inclusive. Arizona Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Online., Arizona Association for Play Therapy, Online, United States of America. (2022).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D., Ogawa, Y., & Cheng, Y. (2022). Multicultural play therapy: How to make the most of cultural opportunities. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, St. Louis, MO., Association for Play Therapy, St Louis, MO, United States of America. (2022).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D., Turner, K., Aguilar, E., & Chung, R. (2022). The multicultural playroom: Intentionally designing your space for inclusivity. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, St. Louis, MO., Association for Play Therapy, St Louis, MO, United States of America. (2022).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), California Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Ray, D. (2022). Child-Parent Relationship Therapy: An introduction. California Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA., California Association for Play Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America. (2022).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), California Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Ray, D. (2022). Ultimate partnership in play therapy: Processes and concepts to make your parent consultations more effective. California Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA., California Association for Play Therapy, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America. (2022).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Jian Geng Education Technology Conference, Cheng, Y., & Ray, D. (2022). Child-centered group play therapy. Jian Geng Education Technology Conference, Beijing, China (online)., Jian Geng Education, Beijing, China. (2022).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Texas Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Line, A., & Ray, D. (2022). Getting ready to work with parents: Activities to build competencies for play therapists. Texas Association for Play Therapy., Texas Association for Play Therapy, Austin, TX, United States of America. (2022).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Alabama Association for Play Therapy State Conference, Ray, D. (2021). Advanced play therapy: Deepening the relationship. Alabama Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Online., Alabama Association for Play Therapy, Online, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Eastern Michigan University State Counseling Conference, Ray, D. (2021). Adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and child-centered play therapy. Eastern Michigan University Annual State Conference, Ypsilanti, MI., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Ray, D., Chung, R., Turner, K., & Aguilar, E. (2021). Consensus-building in research: How to conduct a Delphi study. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Atlanta, GA., Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Atlanta, GA, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, A. D. (Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D. (2021). Are they getting better? Tracking, evaluating, and articulating progress in play therapy. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Little Rock, AR., Association for Play Therapy, Little Rock, AR, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D. (2021). How did we get here? The history of play therapy. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Little Rock, AR., Association for Play Therapy, Little Rock, AR, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Alabama Association for Play Therapy State Conference, Ray, D. (2021). Effective play therapy: Intervention for tough times. Alabama Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Online., Alabama Association for Play Therapy State Conference, Online, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy, Ray, D. (2021, August). Child-centered play therapy 102. Center for Play Therapy, Denton, TX., Center for Play Therapy, online, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Lewisville ISD, Ray, D. (2021). Trauma, the pandemic, and back to school with play therapy. Lewisville Independent School District. Flower Mound, TX, Lewisville Independent School District, Flower Mound, TX, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute, Cheng, Y., & Ray, D. (2021, June). Child-centered group play therapy. Center for Play Therapy Summer Institute, Denton, TX., Center for Play Therapy, Online, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy, Ray, D. (2021, June). Child-centered play therapy 101. Center for Play Therapy, Denton, TX., Center for Play Therapy, Online, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy, Ray, D. (2021, April). Child-centered play therapy 101. Center for Play Therapy, Denton, TX., Center for Play Therapy, Online, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy, Ray, D. (2021, March). Child-centered play therapy 102. Little Elm Independent School District. Little Elm, TX., Center for Play Therapy, Little Elm, TX, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Law & Ethics in Counseling Conference, Dugan, E., & Ray, D. (2021). Ethical considerations for implementing telemental health in play therapy. Law and Ethics in Counseling Conference, Online., Online, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Richmont University, Ray, D. (2021). Play themes and advanced limit setting. Richmont Graduate University. Atlanta, Georgia., Richmont University, Online, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy, Ray, D. (2021, Feb). Child-centered play therapy 102. Center for Play Therapy, Denton, TX., Center for Play Therapy, Online, United States of America. (2021).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D. (2020). How did we get here? The history of play therapy. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Online., Association for Play Therapy, Virtual, United States of America. (2020).

Taylor, L. K. (Presenter), Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Taylor, L., & Ray, D. (2020). Social-emotional competencies of African-American children: Play therapy as a culturally-responsive intervention. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Online., Association for Play Therapy, virtual, United States of America. (2020).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Missouri Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Ray, D. (2020, August). Deconstructing play therapy: What does the child’s play mean? Missouri Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Online., Missouri Association for Play Therapy, virtual, United States of America. (2020).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Missouri Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Ray, D. (2020, August). Extraordinarily normal: Developmental principles in play therapy. Missouri Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Online., Missouri Association for Play Therapy, virtual, United States of America. (2020).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), CCPT 101 Certification Training, CCPT 101 Certification Training, Center for Play Therapy, virtual, United States of America. (2020).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Play Therapy Webinar Series, Ray, D. (2020). Practical use of research to support your play therapy. Association for Play Therapy, Online., Association for Play Therapy, virtual, United States of America. (2020).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Lipscomb University Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2020, March). Extraordinarily normal: Developmental principles in play therapy. Lipscomb University Play Therapy Conference, Online., Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, United States of America. (2020).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Lipscomb University Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2020, March). Playful meanings: Understanding patterns and themes in play therapy. Lipscomb University Play Therapy Conference, Nashville, TN., Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, United States of America. (2020).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Moscow CCPT 101 Training, CCPT 101 Training, Open Medical Psychological University, Moscow, Russia (online), Russia. (2020).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), CCPT 102 Certification Training, CCPT 102 Certification Training, Center for Play Therapy, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2020).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Asia-Pacific Conference on Play Therapy, Ray, D. (2019, November). Anxious and Depressed: Meeting the needs of children with mood dysregulation through play therapy. Asia-Pacific Conference on Play Therapy, Hong Kong., Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Asia-Pacific Conference on Play Therapy, Ray, D. (2019, November). Relational healing: Effective play therapy for disruptive behaviors, Asia-Pacific Conference on Play Therapy, Hong Kong., Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Ray, D., & Burgin, E. (2019). High-performing collaborative research teams: How do you make it happen? Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Seattle, WA., Seattle, WA, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Annual Conference, Ray, D., Robinson, H., & Walker, K. (2019). Meet them where they are: Choosing techniques tailored to supervisee development. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Seattle, WA., Seattle, WA, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D. (2019). Are they getting better? Tracking, evaluating, and articulating progress in play therapy. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Dallas, TX., Dallas, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D., & Ceballos, P. (2019). Best practices in teaching play therapy. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Dallas, TX., Dallas, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy Certification Workshop, Ray, D. (2019, September). Child-centered play therapy 101. Center for Play Therapy, Denton, TX., Denton, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Jian Geng Education Technology Conference, Ray, D. (2019, July). Child-parent relationship therapy. Jian Geng Education Technology Conference, Beijing, China., Beijing, China, China. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy Intensive Supervision Conference, Ray, D. (2019, June). Intensive supervision in child-centered play therapy. Center for Play Therapy, Denton, TX., Denton, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Northwest Studies for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Ray, D. (2019, June). Adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and child-centered play therapy. Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies Annual Conference, Portland, OR., Portland, OR, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), University of Central Florida Annual Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2019, June). Playful meanings: Understanding patterns and themes in play therapy. University of Central Florida Annual Play Therapy Conference, Orlando, FL., Orlando, FL, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Concordia University Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2019, May). Basics in child-centered play therapy: Foundational training. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada., Montreal, Canada, Canada. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), University of Central Florida Annual Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2019, May). Adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and child-centered play therapy. University of Central Florida Annual Play Therapy Conference, Orlando, FL., Orlando, FL, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Texas Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Ray, D. (2019, April). Developmental supervision at its best: Meeting play therapy supervisees where they are to help them become who they want to be. Texas Association for Play Therapy., Austin, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Ray, D. (2019). Child-centered play therapy and complex trauma: Responsive intervention. American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA., New Orleans, LA, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Holman, L. (Presenter), Kenny, M. C. (Presenter), Lemberger-Truelove, M. E. (Presenter), Morpeth, E. (Presenter), Opiola, K. (Presenter), American Counseling Association Annual Convention, Making a practical difference: Promoting mental health and averting addiction., New Orleans, LA, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy Certification Workshop, Ray, D. (2019, February). Child-centered play therapy 102. Center for Play Therapy, Denton, TX., Denton, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D. (2018). Adverse childhood experiences: Attachment, trauma, and process in child-centered play therapy. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Phoenix, AZ., Association for Play Therapy, Phoenix, AZ, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D., & Bratton, S. (2018). Is my play therapy approach evidence-based? Association for Play Therapy, Phoenix, AZ., Association for Play Therapy, Phoenix, AZ, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D., & Burgin, E. (2018). Serving those who serve: Play therapy with children of military families. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Phoenix, AZ., Association for Play Therapy, Phoenix, AZ, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Australia Association for Play Therapy Webconference, Ray, D. (2018). Themes & stages in play therapy. Australian Association for Play Therapy Webconference., Australia Association for Play Therapy, Australia, Australia. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Lumin Parent Educator Training, Ray, D. (2018). Therapeutic play training and development. Lumin Education., Center for Play Therapy, Dallas, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy Intensive Supervision Conference, Ray, D. (2018, June). Intensive supervision in child-centered play therapy. Center for Play Therapy, Denton, TX., Denton, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Ray, D. (2018). Adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and child-centered play therapy. American Counseling Association, Atlanta, GA., American Counseling Association, Atlanta, GA, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Ray, D., & Haas, S. (2017). Conducting single case effectiveness studies in clinics: How to make it work. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL., United States of America. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Ray, D., Kram, K., Angus, E., Tucker, S., & Haas, S. Counseling clients’ futures: Adverse childhood experiences in counseling education curriculum. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL., United States of America. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Ray, D., McCullough, R., Lankford, C., & Woehler, E. (2017). Meeting at relational depth: The counselor educator/supervisor’s role. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL., United States of America. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D. (2017). Adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and child-centered play therapy. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Minneapolis, MN., United States of America. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D. (2017). Child-centered play therapy: What to do when… Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Minneapolis, MN., United States of America. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Haas, S., Kram, K., Angus, E., & Ray, D. (2017, March). Adverse childhood experiences: Supervising counselors who work with children of trauma. Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision., United States of America. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Ray, D. (2017, March). Conducting effectiveness intervention research with children: The how-tos. Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision., United States of America. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Center for Play Therapy Intensive Supervision Conference, Ray, D. (2017, June). Intensive supervision in child-centered play therapy. Center for Play Therapy, Denton, TX., Denton, TX, United States of America. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), American Counseling Association Conference, Ray, D., & Cheng, Y. (2016). Effectiveness of group play therapy and the role of empathy. American Counseling Association. Montreal, Canada, United States of America. (2016).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D. (2016). Extraordinarily normal: Developmental principles in play therapy. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Louisville, KY, United States of America. (2016).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D. (2016). Playful meanings: Themes in play therapy. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Louisville, KY, United States of America. (2016).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Texas Association for Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D. (2016). Connecting with the disconnected and misunderstood: Child centered play therapy for children with autism. Texas Association for Play Therapy, April, United States of America. (2016).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Texas Association for Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D., Reader, E., & Davenport, K. (2016). Extraordinarily normal: Developmental principles in play therapy. Texas Association for Play Therapy, April, United States of America. (2016).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling, Ray, D. (2016). Current state of evidence for child centered play therapy. World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling, New York, NY, United States of America. (2016).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), American Counseling Association Conference, Ray, D., Wilson, B., Ener, L., & Taylor, L. (2015). Group play therapy: Effects on social-emotional competencies. American Counseling Association and Expo. Orlando, FL, March, United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Conference, Ray, D., Haas, S., & Aldrete, C. (2015). Play Therapy Skills Checklist: Development, reliability, and use. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Conference. Memphis, TN, September, United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Ray, D. (2015). Roles and practices of the major professor. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Philadelphia, PA, October, United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Ray, D. (2015). Single case research design: Choosing the right design for your research. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision INFORM Conference. Philadelphia, PA, October, United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Ray, D., Taylor, L., & Wilson, B. (2015). Demystifying humanistic pedagogy: Strategies for implementation in accordance to CACREP standards. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Philadelphia, PA, October, United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Chi Sigma Iota International Webinar, Ray, D. (2015). Play therapy: Counseling in the child’s language. Chi Sigma Iota International, webinar., United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), UNT College of Education Power Hours, Ray, D. (2015). Tips for pre-tenured faculty. UNT College of Education POWER Hours., United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C., Taylor, L. K., Wilson, B., 2015 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Bridging the gap: A proposed model for infusing multicultural considerations into counselor education and supervision, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (20152015).

Ray, D. C., Taylor, L. K., Wilson, B., 2015 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Demystifying Humanistic Pedagogy: Strategies for Implementation in Accordance to CACREP Standards, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (20152015).

Ray, D. C., Wilson, B., Ener, L., Taylor, L. K., American Counseling Association 2015 Annual Conference, Group play therapy: Effects on social-emotional competencies, American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL. (2015).

Ray, D. C., Wilson, B. (Presenter), Ener, L., Taylor, L. (Presenter), American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Group play therapy: Effects on social-emotional competencies, American Counseling Association, Orlando, FL. (20152015).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), American Counseling Association Conference, Ray, D., & Stulmaker, H. (2014). Examining the role of the relationship in child centered play therapy: Is it really the curative factor? American Counseling Association Conference and Expo, Honolulu, HI, March, United States of America. (2014).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D. (2014). Beginner to advanced therapist: Supervision of child centered play therapy. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Houston, TX, October, United States of America. (2014).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Ray, D., & Stulmaker, H. (2014). High anxiety: Play therapy with clinically anxious children. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Houston, TX, October, United States of America. (2014).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Mid-Winter Conference, Taylor, L., & Ray, D. (2014). The process of becoming Black: Applying racial identity to child counseling. Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Mid-Winter Conference, February, United States of America. (2014).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Texas Association for Play Therapy Conference, Ray, D., & Ener, L. (2014). Gearing up for the real world: The dynamics of group play therapy in action. Texas Association for Play Therapy, April, United States of America. (2014).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Texas Association for Play Therapy Conference, Stulmaker, H., & Ray, D. (2014). Examining the therapeutic relationship as an agent of change in child centered play therapy with children who are anxious. Texas Association for Play Therapy, April, United States of America. (2014).

Ray, D. C., Ener, L., Texas Association for Play Therapy 21st Annual Conference, Gearing up for the real world: The dynamics of group play therapy in action, Texas Association for Play Therapy, Austin, TX. (20142014).

Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), International Play Therapy Conference, Repairing attachments: Facilitating empathy and self-regulation through play therapy., United States of America. (2012).

Bratton, S. C. (Author & Presenter), Meany-Walen, K. (Author & Presenter), Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Lindo, N. A. (Author & Presenter), Carlson, S. (Author & Presenter), Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Comparison of a non-directive and directive humanistic play therapy intervention: Effect on disruptive behaviors of early elementary school-aged children, Association for Play Therapy, Louisville, KY, United States of America. (2010).

Panel Presentation

Parker, M. (Author & Presenter), Opiola, K. (Author & Presenter), Ray, D. C. (Author & Presenter), Smelser, Q. (Author & Presenter), Taylor, L. K. (Author & Presenter), Conversations that Matter, The Impact of COVID19 on Childhood Mental Health, The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, United States of America. (2020).

Ray, D. C. (Panelist), Texas Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, Ray, D., & panel. (2018, March). Creativity in counselor education and supervision. Promoting trends and best practices. Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision., Texas Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, Austin, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Coordinator/Organizer), Bratton, S. C. (Panelist), Landreth, G. (Panelist), Meany-Walen, K. (Panelist), Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Research Panel, Association for Play Therapy, Minneapolis, MN, United States of America. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Panelist), Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Ray, D., & panel. (2017, March). Publishing in counseling: Journal editorial panel. Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision., United States of America. (2017).

Ray, D. C. (Coordinator/Organizer), Bratton, S. C. (Panelist), Meany-Walen, K. (Panelist), Swank, J. (Panelist), Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Research Panel, Association for Play Therapy, Louisville, KY, United States of America. (2016).

Poster

Angus, E. (Presenter), Kram, K. (Presenter), Tucker, S. (Presenter), Haas, S. (Presenter), Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Angus, E., Kram, K., Tucker, S., Haas, S., & Ray, D. (2018). Developing play therapy processes responsive to research results. Association for Play Therapy International Conference, Phoenix, AZ., Association for Play Therapy, Phoenix, AZ, United States of America. (2018).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), McNair Research Poster Program, Aldrete, C., & Ray, D. (2015). Play Therapy Skills Checklist: Development, reliability, and use. McNair Research Poster Program, poster., United States of America. (2015).

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), McNair Research Poster Program, Aldrete, C., Ray, D., Purswell, K., & Haas, S. (2014). Development of the psychometric properties of the play therapy skills checklist. McNair Research Poster Program, September, poster., United States of America. (2014).

Project

Ray, D. C. (Presenter), Salute to Faculty Excellence Week, Ray, D. (2014). My light bulb came with a dimmer. Salute to Faculty Excellence Week – Pecha Kucha Presentation, September., United States of America. (2014).

Media Contributions

Magazine
"Taking Play Seriously," Psychotherapy Networker. (2022).
"How To Explain The True Meaning of Valentines Day to Kids," DFW Child. (February 2019).
"Why Your Parenting Fears Aren't Helping Your Kids," DFW Child. (January 2019).
Newspaper
"putin-attack-on-ukraine-has-american-parents-wondering-what-to-tell-children-about-russia-invasion," The Deseret News. (2022).
"Want Resilient and Well-Adjusted Kids Let Them Play," The Hechinger Report. (2022).
"Play Therapy Can Help Kids Speak the Unspeakable," New York Times. (July 21, 2020).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Ceballos, P. L. (Principal), Ray, D. C. (Co-Principal), Lindo, N. A. (Co-Principal), Landreth, G. (Co-Principal), "Developing Children's Socio-Emotional Well-being and Academic Readiness: Training Parents to be Therapeutic Agents in Their Children's Lives.," Private, $50000 Funded. (2018 – Present).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), Lindo, N. A. (Co-Principal), Ceballos, P. L. (Co-Principal), "Play for the future: Linking mental health to academic achievement for young children.," Sponsored by Hogg Foundation, Private, $314000 Funded. (20172020).
Ray, D. C., "Mental Health Treatment Services for Low-Income Families and Children in Denton County," Sponsored by Flow Foundation, Private, $20000 Funded. (2017).
Ray, D. C., "Early Mental Health Assessment and Treatment for Denton County Children and Adults," Sponsored by Flow Foundation, Private, $20000 Funded. (2016).
Wilson, B., Ray, D. C., "Child Centered Play Therapy with Children Exhibiting Aggressive Behaviors," Sponsored by College of Education, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (August 2015May 2016).
Taylor, L. (Principal), Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Social emotional competencies of African American children: Impact of Child Centered Play Therapy," Sponsored by College of Education, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (August 2015May 2016).
Ray, D. C., "Mental Health Counseling and Treatment for Low-Income Denton County Residents," Sponsored by Flow Foundation, Private, $20000 Funded. (2015).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Mental Health Services for Low-Income Children, Family, and Adult Residents of Denton," Sponsored by Flow Health Care Foundation, Private, $15000 Funded. (20142014).
Uncategorized
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Counseling Services for Low-Income Children, Families and Adults of Denton County," Sponsored by Flow Health Care Foundation, $15000. (20132013).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Counseling and Mental Health Services for Low-Income High-Need Adults and Children of," Sponsored by Flow Heath Care Foundation, $15000. (20122012).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Denton County Mental Health Services for Low-Income High-Need Adult and Child," Sponsored by Flow Health Care Foundation, $20000. (20112011).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Mental Health Services for Low-Income and High Need Denton County Adults and," Sponsored by Flow Health Care Foundation, $15000. (20102010).
Ray, D. C. (Co-Principal), "Comparison of a Non-Directive and Directive Humanistic Play Therapy Intervention :Effect on Disruptive Behaviors of Early Elementary School-Aged Children," Sponsored by Association for Play Therapy, $20000. (20092009).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Counseling Services for Low-Income Families, Adults, and Children of Denton County," Sponsored by Flow Health Care Foundation, $15000. (20092009).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Children in Therapy: Evaluation of University-Based Play Therapy Clinical Services," Sponsored by Texas Association for Play Therapy, $500. (20082008).
Ray, D. C. (Other), "Children in Therapy: Evaluation of University-Based Play Therapy Clinical Services," Sponsored by Texas Counseling Association Educational Endowment Award, $300. (20082008).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Mental Health Counseling Services for Low-Income Denton County Adults, Families and Children," $15000. (20082008).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Exploratory Analysis of Developmental Stages within the Context of Play Therapy," Sponsored by Texas Association for Play Therapy, $500. (20072007).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Mental Health Counseling Services and Psychoeducational Parenting Programs for Low-Income Denton County Residents," Sponsored by Flow Health Care Foundation, $17220. (20072007).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Mental Health Counseling and Assessment for Low-Income Denton County Residents," Sponsored by Flow Health Care Foundation, $15000. (20062006).
Ray, D. C. (Co-Principal), "Group Sandtray Therapy with Emotionally Disturbed Preadolescents at School," Sponsored by Association for Specialists in Group Work, $500. (20052005).
Ray, D. C. (Co-Principal), "Group Sandtray Therapy with Preadolescents at an Elementary School," Sponsored by Texas Association for Play Therapy, $500. (20052005).
Ray, D. C. (Co-Principal), "Investigating the efficacy of culturally responsive Child-Centered Play Therapy on Japanese children in the U.S. with adjustment difficulties," Sponsored by Japan Association for Child Development, $5000. (20052005).
Ray, D. C. (Principal), "Mental Health Services for Low-Income Denton County Residents," Sponsored by Flow Health Care Foundation, $17440. (20052005).
Ray, D. C. (Co-Principal), "Proposal to Expand Mental Health Counseling Services to Low Income Denton County Residents," Sponsored by Flow Health Care Foundation, $14000. (20042004).
Ray, D. C. (Co-Principal), "Meta-analysis of Play Therapy Outcome Research," Sponsored by International Association for Play Therapy, $2000. (19992000).

Awards and Honors

Association for Play Therapy Outstanding Research Award, Association for Play Therapy. (October 2022 – Present).

Regents Professor, University of North Texas. (2022 – Present).

Elaine Millikan Mathes Professor in Early Childhood Education, University of North Texas. (20192019).

American Counseling Association Fellow, American Counseling Association. (20182018).

Service

University Service

Chairperson, Doctoral Admissions Committee. (2019 – Present).

Member, Executive Council of Centers and Institute Directors. (2019 – Present).

Director, Center for Play Therapy. (2017 – Present).

Member, Doctoral Admissions Committee. (2016 – Present).

Member, Scholarship Committee. (2015 – Present).

Other, Clinical Experiences Committee. (2001 – Present).

Chairperson, Doctoral Advisory Committee. (2022).

Committee Member, Regents Professor Selection Committee. (2022).

Chairperson, Search Committee. (2022).

Committee Member, Search Committee. (20212022).

Chairperson, Scholarship Committee. (20192022).

Member, Child Development Lab Advisory Committee. (20192021).

Committee Member, COE Promotion and Tenure. (20172021).

Chairperson, CACREP & Licensure. (20162021).

Committee Member, COE Research & Scholarship Committee. (20182020).

Chairperson, 2018-19 Search Committee Clinical Assist. (20182019).

Committee Member, School Counseling Program Committee. (20012019).

Committee Member, Promotion & Tenure Scholarship Ad Hoc. (2018).

Committee Member, Search Committee Senior Lecturer. (2017).

Committee Chair, Promotion and Tenure Committee. (20162017).

Chairperson, Search Committee for Assoc/Full. (20162017).

Chairperson, Search Committee for Clinical Assistant. (20162017).

Member, Search Committee for College of Education Dean. (20152017).

Other, Child & Family Resource Clinic. (20032017).

Member, COE Promotion and Tenure Committee. (20152016).

Member, University Distinguished Teacher Selection Committee. (20152016).

Faculty Mentor, McNair Scholar Mentor. (20122016).

Other, School Counseling Program Committee. (20012016).

Chairperson, Search Committee for Senior Lecturer. (20152015).

Member, Ed Psychology Promotion & Tenure Committee. (20142015).

Chairperson, Search Committee for Assistant Professor. (20142015).

Committee Member, University Writing Committee. (20052015).

Other, Doctoral Advisory Committee. (20012015).

Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Dissertation Workload. (20132014).

Committee Member, Search Committee for Clinical Assistant. (20132014).

Member, Search Committee for Clinical Assistant. (20132014).

Committee Member, Faculty Affairs Committee. (20112014).

Other, Promotion and Tenure Committee. (20112014).

Member, University Research Office Teacher Scholar Evaluator. (20112014).

Chairperson, HIPAA Compliance Officer. (20032013).

Committee Member, Personnel Affairs Committee. (20102012).

Committee Member, Academic Affairs Committee. (20092012).

Committee Member, University Distinguished Teacher Selection Committee. (20092012).

Committee Chair, Search Committee for Assistant/Associate Professor. (20112011).

Committee Member, University Faculty & Staff Annual Giving Committee. (20092011).

Committee Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor. (20102010).

Committee Chair, Search Committee for Lecturer. (20102010).

Committee Member, Doctoral Research Competencies Committee. (20092010).

Other, Dept representative to Educational Psychology Educational Research Search Committee. (20082009).

Committee Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor. (20082009).

Other, Coordinator. (20072009).

Other, Promotion and Tenure Committee. (20072009).

Committee Member, Graduate Affairs Committee. (20052009).

Committee Member, University Faculty Salary Review Committee. (20052009).

Committee Member, Doctoral Qualifying Exams Committee. (20012009).

Committee Member, University Mental Health CARE Team Committee. (20082008).

Committee Member, University Traffic Appeals Committee. (20052008).

Committee Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor. (20072007).

Committee Chair, Advisory Committee for Research and Professional Development. (20042007).

Committee Member, University Evaluation Committee. (20052006).

Committee Member, Undergraduate Affairs Committee. (20042006).

Committee Member, University Childcare Committee. (20032006).

Committee Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor. (20052005).

Committee Chair, Search Committee for Assistant/Associate Professor. (20052005).

Other, Developing Scholars Program. (20042005).

Other, Ad hoc Committee for Review and Development of Student Evaluations of Faculty. (20022005).

Committee Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor. (20042004).

Committee Member, Search Committee for Lecturer. (20042004).

Other, Counseling & Human Development Clinic. (20012003).

Other, UNT Dallas Clinic. (20012003).

Other, Non-Traditional Teaching Task Force. (20012002).

Professional Service

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Counseling and Development. (2019 – Present).

Board of Directors, Association for Play Therapy Board of Directors, Fresno, CA. (October 2018 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Competencies for Young Children. (2018 – Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, Denton, TX. (2018 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Child and Family Studies. (2017 – Present).

Committee Chair, Association for Play Therapy Research Committee. (2015 – Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Humanistic Counseling. (2012 – Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, International Journal of Play Therapy. (2007 – Present).

Chairperson, Association for Play Therapy. (2022).

Chairperson, ACA Promoting Mental Health and Averting Addiction Task Force, Alexandria, VA. (July 20182020).

External T&P Letter Writer, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX. (2018).

External T&P Letter Writer, Boise State University. (2017).

External T&P Letter Writer, University of Mississippi. (2017).

Editor, Journal Editor, Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling. (20142017).

Other, Hodge Elementary. (20022017).

External T&P Letter Writer, Oklahoma State University. (2016).

External T&P Letter Writer, University of Florida. (2016).

Committee Member, American Counseling Association Divisions Taskforce. (20142016).

Board of Directors, American Counseling Association Governing Council. (20142016).

Committee Member, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Standards Taskforce. (20142016).

External T&P Letter Writer, University of North Carolina - Greensboro. (2015).

External T&P Letter Writer, Texas Tech University. (2014).

Other, Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. (20132014).

Other, Lee Elementary. (20132014).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies. (20132014).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Educational Research & Studies. (2013).

External T&P Letter Writer, University of North Carolina - Greensboro. (2013).

Other, Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. (20122013).

Other, International Association for Play Therapy. (20112013).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, The Clinical Supervisor. (2012).

Other, Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling. (20112012).

Other, Newton Rayzor Elementary. (20102012).

Other, National Institute for Counseling Research. (20092012).

Other, International Association for Play Therapy. (20072012).

Other, International Association for Play Therapy. (20062012).

Other, Hodge, Lee, Rivera, Rayzor and Borman Elementary Schools. (20022012).

Other, Borman Elementary School, Denton, Texas. (20092010).

External T&P Letter Writer, Monmouth University. (2009).

Other, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (20082009).

Member, Texas Counseling Association. (20082009).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Play. (2008).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Educational and Psychological Measurement. (2008).

Other, International Association for Play Therapy. (20062007).

Other, Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (20052006).

Member, International Association for Play Therapy. (20032006).

Other, Hodge Elementary School, Denton, Texas. (20022006).

Other, International Association for Play Therapy. (20022006).

Editor, Journal Editor, International Journal of Play Therapy. (20022006).

Other, Represented COE on WFAA Dallas/Ft. Worth news program in interview on "Helping children following the aftermath of Katrina". (20052005).

Officer, President/Elect/Past, Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (20042005).

Chairperson, Texas Counseling Association. (20032005).

Officer, President/Elect/Past, Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (20032004).

Officer, President/Elect/Past, Texas Association for Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development. (20032004).

Chairperson, International Association for Play Therapy. (20022003).

Committee Member, International Association for Play Therapy. (20012003).

Other, Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (20012003).

Committee Member, International Association for Play Therapy. (20002003).

Other, Texas Association for Play Therapy. (20022002).

Chairperson, International Association for Play Therapy. (20012002).

Officer, President/Elect/Past, Texas Association for Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development. (20012002).

Chairperson, Texas Counseling Association. (20012002).

Committee Member, Publications Committee. (20002002).

Editorial Review Board Member, Texas Counseling Association Journal. (19992002).

Other, Texas Association for Play Therapy. (20012001).

Other, Commerce Elementary School, Commerce, Texas. (20002001).

Other, Commerce Elementary School Campus. (20002001).

Officer, President/Elect/Past, Northeast Texas Counseling Association. (20002001).

Committee Member, Research, Assessment, & Evaluation Committee. (20002001).

Other, Texas Association for Play Therapy. (20002000).

Officer, President/Elect/Past, Northeast Texas Counseling Association. (19992000).

A.C. Williams Elementary School, Commerce, Texas. (19991999).

Consulting

Academic, Evers Park Elementary, United States of America. (20152019).

Academic, Rivera Elementary, United States of America. (20092019).

Academic, Hodge Elementary, United States of America. (20022019).

Lee Elementary. (20092013).

Newton Rayzor Elementary. (20092013).

Borman Elementary. (20062009).

Awards and Honors

Don Dinkmeyer Social Interest Award, American Counseling Association. (20162016).