Faculty - Assistant Professor of Counseling
BA Psychology/Sociology Upper Iowa University; MA Mental Health Counseling, UNI; Ph.D. Counseling, specializing in Play Therapy, University of North Texas
Dr. Meany-Walen’s major areas of research are effectiveness of play-based interventions for children including individual counseling, group counseling, teacher training, and parent training. She is also interested in counselor development and supervision.
Dr. Meany-Walen has held a variety of professional counseling positions including, working as a substance abuse counselor, counselor at a center for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, school-based counselor, school counselor, counselor at community agencies, and contracted counselor at a residential home for foster children. Most of her work is with children and adolescents using play therapy and expressive arts techniques. She has also done parent and teacher training.