Meet Our World-Class Faculty
Comprised of world-class faculty and professors of practice, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at The University of Oklahoma creates strong leaders that harness cultural differences. Instructors uniquely position students for the future of mental health and tackle the complex needs of a diverse world by teaching through a lens of social justice and multiculturalism.
Experts in their field, faculty members consist of licensed psychologists and therapists, published researchers, and international speakers.
We take a mentorship approach in supporting your academic and professional goals to give you the personalized guidance and support needed to gain an edge in your career.
Scholars of Change
Our faculty continuously conducts research and studies that will positively impact the mental health field, creating equitable access, and tackling systematic issues.
Jody Worley, Ph.D.
An experienced educator and researcher, Dr. Jody Worley received his doctorate in educational psychology from Oklahoma State University. Previously, Dr. Worley held positions as the Project Director at the Center of Applied Research for Non-Profit Organizations and as the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Tulsa Community College. His research areas of interest include research methodology, organizational behavior/occupational health, and community psychology which he has written about extensively. Dr. Worley’s work has been published in The Scientific World Journal, The Encyclopedia of Economics and Society, and the SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, among others.
Katie Allen, Ph.D.
Dr. Katie Allen received her M.A. in Humanities from Duke University and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Texas Tech University. She has held positions as a Therapist, Residential Clinical Manager and Therapist, and Clinical Director of the Cedar Ridge Psychiatric Hospital and Treatment Center. Her research interests include at-risk youth, gifted youth, ethical issues related to counselors, anxiety and academic performance, career counseling interventions and implications, and career development for juvenile offenders.
Janette Habashi, Ph.D.
Dr. Janette Habashi received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Kent State University. She has had an illustrious career dedicated to research and education. Dr. Habashi’s research focuses on sociopolitical issues surrounding children and youth. An expert in her field, her work has been regularly published in scholarly books and monographs, and she is highly sought after to speak at international conferences. Dr. Habashi is also the Founder and Executive Director of Child’s Cup Full, a non-profit social enterprise that provides refugee and low-income women artisans training and job opportunities creating lasting economic growth for women in the West Bank.