Name: Dr. Thomas Killian
Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office Location: Dyson 344
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2080
Degrees Held:

Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision- University of Northern Colorado

M.Ed., Counseling- The University of Mississippi

B.A., Psychology- The University of Mississippi



National Certified Counselor (NCC)


Killian, T., Cardona, B., & Hudspeth, F. (2017). Culturally responsive play therapy with Somali refugees. International Journal of Play Therapy, 26(1), 23-32.

Branson, A., Cardona, B., Ng, K.-M, & Killian, T. (2016). Iternationalized intersectional experiential learning environments that go beyond U.S. contexts: Malaysia as a case example. The Family Journal, 24(3), 1-10.

Snow, M., Winburn, A., Crumrine, L., Jackson, E., & Killian, T. (2012). The Ipad playroom: A therapeutic technique. Play Therapy, 7(3), 16-19. 

Research Interests:

LGBTQ Issues

Intersection of Religious Identity and Affectional Orientation

Multicultural Counselor Education

Refugee Mental Health

Play Therapy

School Mental Health


American Counseling Association (ACA)

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

Association for Play Therapy (A4PT)

North Atlantic ACES

Rocky Mountain ACES