Faculty

Andrew Secor

Andrew Secor

Associate Professor of Counselor Education

PhD; Counselor Education and Supervision, Forensic Mental Health Counseling, 2019, Walden University
MA; Marriage and Family Therapy/Professional Counseling, 2007, MidAmerica Nazarene University
Certificate in Play Therapy; 2010, MidAmerica Nazarene University
BA; Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, 2005, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor in the State of Kansas
Board Certified Professional Counselor 
Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor (RPT-S)

The reason I love this verse is that it reminds me that I'm not alone in this journey.  In a world of confusion and chaos there is someone walking along side me, willing and ready to hear my concerns and walk with me through them.  The reason I love teaching at MNU is because faculty and student alike can join each other in this journey and provide support to one another as we travel life's many roads.  I am very grateful to be part of a community that intentionally chooses to live out this relationship with God and with each other.

Philippians 4: 6-7 NIV - 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.'

Andrew Secor
  • Awards & Honors
    • Robert I. Brower Distinguished Educator Award, MidAmerica Nazarene University - 2019
    • Kansas Counseling Association Leadership Award - 2019
    • Inducted Member, National Society for Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi - 2019
    • American Counseling Association Leadership Grant - 2018
    • Member, Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling National Honor Society - 2017-Present
    • Member, Golden Key International Honour Society - 2016-Present
    • Member, Cambridge Who's Who Among Professionals and Executives - 2007
    • American Heritage Award – MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) - 2005
    • Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities Award (MNU) - 2005
    • ASG Legacy of Leadership Award (MNU) – 2005
    • Psi-Chi – The National Honor Society in Psychology (MNU) - 2004
    • The National Deans List – 2002-2003
  • Presentations
    • Secor, A. (Proposed 2020). Predicting spiritual and religious competence based on supervisor practices and institutional attendance. Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference. Atlanta, GA
    • Secor, A. (2019). Emotional schema therapy. Southern Nazarene University. Oklahoma City, OK
    • Secor, A. (2019). Examining students’ perception of supervisor spiritual and religious integration. MidAmerica Nazarene University Celebration of Scholarship. Olathe, KS
    • Secor, A., Perepiczka, M. (2019). Examining students’ perception of supervisor spiritual and religious integration. American Counseling Association Conference & Expo. New Orleans, LA
    • Hobson, S., Limmex, A., Secor, A. (2019). What’s in your face? The influence of technology on the developing brain. KCA/KSCA Counselors Conference, Lawrence, KS
    • Secor, A., Hughey, J. (2019). Getting your questions answered: The current and evolving relationship between KCA & KSCA. KCA/KSCA Counselors Conference, Lawrence, KS
    • Secor, A. (2019). What is happening at the BSRB? KCA/KSCA Counselors Conference, Lawrence, KS
    • Secor, A., Perepiczka, M. (2018). Relationship between faith-based and non-faith based institutions CACREP-accredited program faculty supervisors’ spiritual and religious integration in clinical supervision and counseling interns’ perceived spiritual competence with clients. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling National Conference, Richmond, VA
    • Secor, A., Linnebur, R., Lenquist-Slater, M. (2018). Eating disorders: Uncharted territory. Kansas Counseling Association Annual Conference, Wichita, KS
    • Secor, A., & Smith, L. (2017). Spiritual competence: What every counselor needs to know. Kansas Counseling Association Annual Conference, Topeka, KS
    • Secor, A., & Frye, T. (2017). What's going on at the BSRB and supervision changes. Kansas Counseling Association Annual Conference, Topeka, KS
    • Moore, B., & Secor. A. (2016). Buddha and the bogeyman: A historical exploration of religious and nonreligious mindfulness practices and Christian responses. MidAmerica Nazarene University
    • Frye, T., Secor, A., Cain, A. (March 2016). Transitioning to the 2016 CACEP Standards: What Every Program Needs to Know. Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference, Pasadena, CA
    • Frye, T., & Secor, A. (October 2015). The Fig Leaf: The two sides of addiction. College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe, KS
    • Moore, B., & Secor, A. (April 2015). Buddha and the bogeyman: A historical exploration of religious and non-religious mindfulness practices and Christian responses. Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference, Denver, CO
    • Secor, A. (2015, March). What Makes Them Tick: Understanding Delinquent Youth. Presentation at the Kansas Counseling Association's Annual Convention, Wichita, KS
    • Secor, A. (2015, March). Substance Use: Connecting our Present to our Past. Presentation at the Kansas Counseling Association's Annual Convention, Wichita, KS
    • Secor, A. (2015, February). Counseling, Self-Care and Stress Management/Academic Burnout. Presentation at MidAmerica Nazarene University for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Orientation, Olathe, KS
    • Secor, A. (2014, August). Counseling, Self-Care and Stress Management/Academic Burnout. Presentation at MidAmerica Nazarene University for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Orientation, Olathe, KS
    • Frye, T., Moore, B., Secor, A., & Fry, M. (2014, May). The Disconnected Kid: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment. Presentation at the Olathe Summer Conference at Olathe Northwest High School, Olathe, KS
    • Secor, A. (2014, April). ADHD: What is it? Presentation at KidsTLC, Olathe, KS
    • Morris, L., Secor, A., & Moore, B. (March, 2014). Treatment Issues for the Co-occurrence of Complex Trauma and Addiction. Presentation at the Kansas Counseling Association’s Annual Convention, Manhattan, KS
    • Secor, A. (2014, February). Counseling, Self-Care and Stress Management/Academic Burnout. Presentation at MidAmerica Nazarene University for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Orientation, Olathe, KS
    • Secor, A. (2013, August). Counseling, Self-Care and Stress Management/Compassion Fatigue. Presentation at MidAmerica Nazarene University for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Orientation, Olathe, KS
    Professional Service
    • Past President, Kansas Counseling Association - 2019-2020
    • President, Kansas Counseling Association - 2018-2019
    • President-Elect, Kansas Counseling Association - 2017-2018
    • CAPS Counselor Education Track Planning Committee - 2018-Present
    • Chi Sigma Iota Student Mentor - 2018-2019
    • Member, Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board LPC Advisory Committee - 2015-Present
    • Board Member, Kansas Counseling Association -  2015-Present
    • Board Member, Kansas Mental Health Credentialing Coalition -  2015-Present
    • Chair, Legislation and Advocacy, Kansas Counseling Association -  2015-2018
    • Board Member, Kansas Association for Play Therapy -  2010-2016
    • President Elect, Kansas Association for Play Therapy -  2013-2014
    • Chair, Bylaws and Rules, Kansas Association for Play Therapy -  2010-2016
    Community Service
    • Olathe Pregnancy Clinic Steering Committee - 2017-Present
    • Board Member, Next Level Mentoring - 2017-Present
    • Board Member, Nazarene Missions International Council, Olathe Westside - 2015-2016
    • Advisory Board Member, TherapyStack EHR software development - 2013-2015
    • Board Member, Olathe Westside Church of the Nazarene - 2007-2008; 2008-2009
    • Member, Training Committee, KidsTLC - 2008-2009
    • Member, Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, KidsTLC - 2008-2009
    • Sunday School Teacher, Westside Church of the Nazarene - 2008-2012
    • Youth Sponsor, Westside Church of the Nazarene - 2008-2012
  • Involvement at MNU
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling track Program Coordinator
    • Clinical Coordinator of the MNU Community Counseling Center and MNU Play Therapy Center (2013-2015)
    • Emergency Operations Committee, Co-chair - 2019-Present
    • Celebration of Scholarship Planning Committee - 2018-2019
    • Faculty Development Committee - 2018-2019
    • Emergency Operations Committee - 2017-Present
    • Intercultural Engagement Taskforce - 2017-2019
    • Academic Exceptions Committee - 2017-2018
    • Classroom Cultural Competencies Faculty Learning Community - 2016-2017
    • Technology Committee (MAC) - 2015-Present
    • Chair, Mental Health Advisory Board - 2015-Present
    • Chair, Professor Search Committee - 2015
    • Member, Professor Search Committee - 2014
    • Member, Mental Health Advisory Board - 2010-2015
       
  • Publications
    RESEARCH:
    • Spirituality and Recovery Among Individuals in Alcoholics Anonymous (In progress – 2019)
    • Predicting Spiritual and Religious Competence Based on Supervisor Practices and Institutional
    • Attendance. Dissertation Study, Walden University (Successfully defended 9/23/2019).
    • Intercultural Engagement in Higher Education. Taskforce member, MidAmerica Nazarene University (2018-present).
    PUBLICATION:
    • Predicting Spiritual and Religious Competence Based on Supervisor Practices and Institutional Attendance (In-progress)
    OTHER PUBLICATIONS:
    • Secor, A. (2017). Mental health and violence. Kansas Counseling Association Quarterly Newsletter.
    • Secor, A. (2016). The emerging field of teletherapy. Kansas Counseling Association Quarterly Newsletter.
    • Secor, A, (2016). Professional counseling and Medicare: An ongoing issue. Kansas Counseling Association Quarterly Newsletter.
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