IU Welcomes Dr. Kristy Brumfield to Psychology Faculty
Immaculata University announces that Kristy Alaine Brumfield, Ph.D., recently of New Orleans, LA and now residing in Philadelphia, PA, has joined the Psychology faculty as associate professor. Dr. Brumfield will be teaching in the Clinical Mental Health counseling program.
Most recently, Dr. Brumfield served as associate professor at Xavier University of Louisiana in the Division of Education and Counseling. Prior to that, she served in a variety of teaching roles at the University of New Orleans.
“It’s so great to be here and amazing how quickly I’ve been welcomed and made to feel at home”, commented Dr. Brumfield on her faculty appointment at Immaculata.
As a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and a registered play therapist, Dr. Brumfield has extensive clinical experience in children and family counseling. She has published several articles on Play Therapy which was the topic of her dissertation. Play Therapy is, according to the Association of Play Therapy, “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.” It is a vehicle for children to express their experiences and feelings through play. In addition to various publications on this unique topic/specialty, Dr. Brumfield has also offered workshops and conferences dealing with Play Therapy and other Psychological issues.
After earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Exercise and Sports Sciences from Tulane University, Dr. Brumfield continued her education at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center receiving a Master of Health Science in Rehabilitation Counseling. In 2006, she received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans. Dr. Brumfield holds memberships in the following professional organizations: American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Association for Play Therapy and the Black Doctoral Network. She also served on the boards for the Louisiana Association for Play Therapy and Communities in Schools of New Orleans in addition the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Rehabilitation Counseling Advisory Board.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.